Business parking permits

Business parking permits

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Available in Glebe, Pyrmont and Ultimo

Business parking permits are only available in Pyrmont (area 20), Ultimo (area 14) and the Glebe Parking Precinct. The permits are for vehicles that are used by a business during working hours. The vehicle should be registered in a company name to be eligible.

The application form can be downloaded below. You can also apply for a parking permit onlineA map of City parking areas is also available.

Number of permits available

Businesses in Pyrmont and Ultimo can apply for 1 permit if they don’t have any on-site parking. In Glebe, 2 permits are available to businesses that have no on-site parking. If your business has 1 on-site space only, you may be eligible for 1 permit.

Types of vehicles

Cars, small vans or motorcycles registered in the name of the business are eligible for a business parking permit. Trucks and other vehicles exceeding 3 tonnes GVM (gross vehicle mass), boats, caravans and trailers are not eligible.

Business owners/principals

If you are the principal of the business and your car is not registered in the business name, you may apply for a permit. When applying, include a letter on authorised company letterhead detailing the day-to-day business purpose of the vehicle.

Strata-titled business addresses

The City will issue permits only to 1 business at a single address. Ultimo and Pyrmont businesses with a strata-titled address (for example, 1/20 Harris Street) are eligible for 1 permit and Glebe businesses can apply for 2. However if several businesses are operating at 1/20 Harris Street, Ultimo, only 1 business can apply for a permit.

Restricted properties

If a registered business is operating from a restricted property, a business permit may be issued provided that no other residential or visitor permit has already been issued. The City can issue only 1 permit of any kind to a restricted property.

Proof of business and registration

When applying for a business parking permit, a Certificate of Business Registration is required along with a current commercial lease or business utility bill. You must provide a current Certificate of Registration issued by the RTA. The vehicle must be registered in your business name and to your business address. The only exception here is if your vehicle is registered in a private name, the registered owner must be a principal of the business, and the vehicle registration must display business usage.  A letter on company letterhead signed by a business director is also required, stating the type of use of the vehicle.

Refunds and lost permits

No refunds are available for cancelled or returned business parking permits. If your permit is lost, stolen or damaged, submit a statutory declaration outlining the circumstances for review by a Council officer. Replacement fees may apply.


For more information about business parking permits, please contact:

City of Sydney02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2012