Environmental discounts

Go green, pay less

The City of Sydney is committed to environmental leadership and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to address global warming.

On 1 July 2008, the City introduced new pricing of Resident and Business parking permits to encourage the use of greener vehicles and reward sustainable choices.

Permit fees for greener vehicles are lower than for vehicles that emit high levels of greenhouse gas and air pollution.

The new permit fees are based on the star rating of your vehicle in the Federal Government's Green Vehicle Guide.

The Green Vehicle Guide includes all new car models from 2004. To find out your car's rating, visit the Green Vehicle Guide site. The link is below.

If your vehicle is not listed in the GVG, you will pay the standard permit fee.


Green Vehicle Guide

Vehicle impact

  Very low Low Medium High
GVG rating 4 stars or more 3 to 3.5 stars 2 to 2.5 stars or vehicles not in GVG 1.5 stars or less
Examples Toyota Prius, Honda Civic VTi, Toyota Yaris, motorcycles and scooters Holden VE Commodore, Berlina, Ford FG Falcon XT Nissan Murano, Toyota Hilux, 4x4 Land Rover Range Rover, Sport Supercharged
First permit # $25 $37 $50 $100
Second permit $50 $75 $100 $200
First pensioner's permit $6 $10 $13 $25
Second pensioner's permit $25 $37 $50 $100
Restricted property* $62 $93 $125 $250

* Applies to permits issued to restricted multi-unit residential developments in Pyrmont and Ultimo
# 10% GST applies to Business Parking Permits

Last updated: Sunday, 30 June 2013