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Parking permits for residents

nullMany residential properties in Subiaco are in streets with parking restrictions or where access to parking on the property may not be possible for the resident and/or their visitors. The city’s residential parking scheme provides eligible residents and their visitors with a permit to park in designated areas. 

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Residential and visitor parking permits

City of Subiaco residents may be eligible, free of charge, for a standard allocation of permits comprising:

  • up to three residential permits where ‘off-street’ parking is limited
  • one visitor permit.  

Residential Parking Permits

How does it work?
Residential permits are issued based on the number of parking bays available at the property and the number of vehicles registered at that property. The city considers a garage, carport, driveway and/or paved area as available parking at an address.   

For example
A house with three vehicles registered to that address, a single garage and a driveway long enough to accommodate a vehicle may be eligible to receive one residential permit.

A house with two off-street bays, two cars, a caravan and a trailer would be eligible for two permits.  The residential permits should be used for the cars to ensure the trailer and caravan can be stored within the private property rather than the adjacent verge or roadway (unlawful and contrary to Parking Local Law 2.6).

Visitor Parking Permits

Visitor permits are only to be used intermittently for short periods by drivers who do not reside at the property.

A second visitor parking permit may be allocated upon application and payment of a $30 fee.

Additional short-term visitor permits can be obtained free of charge for occasions such as family functions or construction works. For more information, please contact the city on 9237 9222 or city@subiaco.wa.gov.au

More information

Valid permits clearly displayed in the vehicle will:

  • allow vehicles to exceed the designated time restriction where that restriction is one hour or more
  • remove the need to pay for parking in the street nominated on the permit
  • allow vehicles to be parked within the Subiaco Oval event parking scheme.  

It is not possible to issue residents with permits for streets where parking is in high demand (for example, Hay Street and Rokeby Road). Residents in these streets will be given the opportunity to park in adjacent streets.

Permits may not be issued for new developments that have had the opportunity to include sufficient on-site parking or in areas where local parking amenities are unable to support the supply of such requests.  Permits will not be issued in contradiction of existing development approval conditions or advice notes.

Parking permit applications

There are no fees for lodgment and issue of the standard allocation of permits. Each application is assessed against criteria including:

  • proof of ownership or use of the vehicle
  • proof of occupancy at the residential address.

Proof of ownership

Personal vehicles
Current vehicle registration papers in the name of the applicant that contain the address of the property for which the permit is being requested.

Work vehicles
For company vehicles, a copy of the registration papers along with a letter of authority from the company confirming the applicant’s use of the vehicle and authority to keep the vehicle at the address.

Proof of occupancy at the residential address

Documents that can be provided as proof of occupancy at the residential address include:

  • a copy of the lease/ tenancy agreement (occupant’s name must appear on the lease/tenancy agreement to be eligible for Residential Parking Permit/s)
  • a rates notice for the residential property (both the property and postal address indicating the owner resides at the premises)
  • a letter from the owner or leasing agent confirming the occupant resides at the address and the expiry date of the lease.
Applicants must also provide proof of identity in the form of a driver’s licence, passport or national identification card.

Application forms

Renewal of permits

Most properties occupied by the owner will automatically receive their standard allocation of residential and visitor parking permits in early December for the coming calendar year.  

Tenanted properties are required to reapply each year to ensure permits are being provided to the appropriate person and to ensure that each applicant is receiving permits that best suit their individual circumstances. Permits issued to a tenanted address will expire to coincide with the end date listed on their lease agreement.   

New applications may also be required for additional, replacement or new permits.

Properties occupied by the owner may also be required to reapply at the city’s discretion.

All permits will be valid from the date of issue to the expiry listed on the permit.

Parking permit tips


  • Residential parking permits are to be affixed to the bottom left hand corner of the front windscreen. Ensure parking permits are clearly displayed to enable City of Subiaco staff to easily locate and verify the details. Vehicles failing to clearly display parking permits may be infringed.
  • Park within the street/s listed on the permit.
  • Permits exempt vehicles from any one hour or more time restrictions within the nominated streets.
  • Permits remove the need for the motorist to pay for parking in street/s nominated on the permit.
  • Permits provide permission for the permit holder to legitimately park within 300 metres maximum distance from the property.


  • Does not allow parking in clearways, loading zones, short-term parking areas, no parking or no standing areas and paid ticket parking car parks.
  • Permits are not valid past the point of expiry. The permit holder is expected to return invalid or expired parking permits to the City of Subiaco or declare that expired permits will be destroyed upon expiry.
  • Parking permits are not to be used in commercial vehicles or in association with commercial activities unless issued for a work vehicle where the driver resides at that address.
  • Permits are issued to the resident at that property and are  not automatically transferable to the next tenant or occupant.
  • Will not be issued to businesses and commercial properties. For more information, visit the parking information for businesses page.
  • Visitor Parking Permits are not be displayed on vehicles belonging to residents residing at the address to which the permit was issued.
  • Visitor Parking Permits must only be displayed on a vehicle when the driver is present at the address where the permit is associated. 

Replacement permits

If a permit is damaged or faded, a replacement can be issued on receipt of the original permit. Replacement of lost or stolen permits incurs a $30 fee however stolen permit replacements are free of charge if a relevant police report is provided.