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Parking and Road Activity Permits


Residential Parking Permit

Resident Parking Permits are available to residents who live on a street where a Residential & Visitor Parking Scheme exists.

The number of parking permits that can be issued per residence is summarised below:

Number of off-street parking available at residence Number of vehicles registered at residence * Maximum number of Resident Parking Permits issued
0 spaces11 Permit
0 spaces22
0 spaces3 or more2
1 space1No residential parking permit issued.
1 space21
1 space3 or more1
2 or more spacesNo residential parking permit issued.No residential parking permit issued.

* Proof of multiple vehicle registrations must be supplied

Lane Cove Council Parking Permits Procedure document 

Residents living in a multi-unit development approved on or after 19 February 2010, are not eligible for a permit under the Resident Parking Scheme. 

The Council has a Zone system for Resident and Visitor parking permit holders.  Permit holders will only be allowed to use their permits on any street within their zone where the signage states 'Permit Holders Excepted Zone (number)', for longer than the hourly restrictions on the sign.  See Parking Scheme Map and Parking Scheme List.

Existing Resident Parking Permit Holders

For residents renewing their resident parking permits and have no changes to the parking arrangements at their property within the last 12 months, must complete the Resident Parking Permit Application RENEWAL form.  

However, if there have been changes to the parking arrangements such as a change of vehicle, residents must complete a Resident Parking Permit Application form and supply the required documentation.

Holders of existing resident parking permits who change their vehicle are now charged a replacement permit fee.

New Resident Parking Permit Applications

Residents applying for a new Resident Parking Permit must submit a completed Resident Parking Permit Application form along with the appropriate supporting documents to Council.

The Conditions of the Resident Parking Permit Scheme, such as eligibility criteria and required supporting documents, are provided in the Parking Permits Procedure document.

Visitor Parking Permit

Visitor Parking Permits are available to residents who live on a street where a Resident and Visitor Parking Scheme exists.

Residents applying for Daily and Quarterly Visitor Parking Permits must submit a completed Application Form along with a copy of their drivers licence to Council.

Booklets of 10 daily permits can be purchased from the Lane Cove Council Customer Service desk.  These daily permits can only be used by residents living within the applicable zone. See Residential & Visitor Parking Scheme Map and Residential & Visitor Parking Scheme list.

The Conditions of the Visitor Parking Permit Scheme, such as eligibility criteria and required supporting documents, are provided in the Parking Permits Procedure document.

Seniors Parking Permit

Council has provided a number of designated 'Seniors' parking spaces in Council's car parks. To use these spaces, you must be a Lane Cove resident, at least 67 years of age and hold a current drivers licence.

Residents applying for a Seniors Parking Permit must complete a Seniors Parking Permit Application Form and bring this along with their drivers licence to Council for sighting by our Customer Service Staff OR send the completed Seniors Parking Permit Application form together with a photocopy of their drivers licence to Council.

Upon receipt of the Application Form and sighting of the drivers licence, Council will issue a Seniors Parking Permit to the address stated on the application form.  There is no charge for this permit.

The permits are valid ONLY in marked “Seniors Parking” car spaces within Lane Cove Council car parks. These permits are not valid for parking in “Disabled” car spaces.

The Conditions of the Seniors Parking Permit Scheme are provided in the Parking Permits Procedure document.

Other Questions and Answers For Seniors Parking Permit

Is the holder of a RMS Mobility Parking Authority entitled to park in a Seniors’ Parking Space ?

No. Council requires that you obtain a Lane Cove Council Seniors Parking Permit in addition to the RMS Mobility Parking Authority.

Where is it best to display the Seniors’ Parking Permit?

Please display your Seniors’ Parking Permit on the passenger side of the windscreen each and every time you park in a Seniors Parking Space. Fines apply when permit is not displayed.

How long is the permit valid ?

Your permit is valid for a 2 year period of time.

How can a permit be cancelled?

Council reserves the right to revoke a Seniors Parking Permit in the event of a breach of Conditions of Use. All Seniors Parking Permits remain the property of Lane Cove Council at all times.

Local Business Parking Permit

Council currently runs a 3 month Business Parking Permit scheme located in Sera Street.  Businesses are entitled to enter up to five staff members into the quarterly draw.  To ensure you receive the details of the next draw, sign up to Project Updates on our Rosenthal Project website which also includes useful information for local businesses about the construction of this project

Disabled Parking Permit

The Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) and the Australian Disability Parking Scheme are both provided through the RMS. Please see the RMS website for more information and application details.

Road Activity Permits

Residents and companies wanting to stand plant, place a skip bin, undertake filming, apply for a temporary road closure, apply for a work zone permit, or install driveway lines are required to fill out the corresponding application form (see below) and submit all documentation as required by that form.  The application will not be processed if the documentation required is not provided.

Payment is required upon submission of the application form however approval will only be given once the application has been assessed and the applicant has received written or verbal approval from the Traffic Manager.

Same day approvals WILL NOT be given unless deemed to be exceptional circumstances by the Traffic Manager.  All applications that are received will be assessed on an individual basis and the necessity of representation to Traffic Committee.

If for any reason, the event is cancelled or postponed, it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Council prior to the scheduled date for a full refund. Failure to do so may result in the applicant forfeiting the entire payment. Satisfactory evidence would have to be supplied to Council if a full refund is sought after the date of event has passed.

Application Forms and the minimum processing times for applications are:-

Driveway Lines Application

Council often receives a high volume of enquiries regarding parked vehicles obstructing access to residential driveways.  One option that is available to residents is the installation of driveway line markings to better delineate the driveway and discourage illegal parking. Residents must complete an application form to be considered for this service.  On receipt of the application, a Council Engineer will inspect the resident's driveway on-site and ensure that the resident is eligible for this service.  Once this has been confirmed, the resident must pay the applicable fee.  If the residence is on a strata title, contact the strata management company in order to seek endorsement for the application.


Payment of Permit Fees can be made to Council by:-

  • Cheque - made payable to Lane Cove Council
  • Cash - accepted only in person at Civic Centre (48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066)
  • Credit Card - in person at Civic Centre (48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066) or via the submission of Credit Card Payment Authority Form