Business parking permits

Business parking permits

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Did you know that you can apply for your business parking permit online?

It's easy and convenient. Follow the link below to get started.

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New parking policy

Business parking permits are available across the City of Sydney for eligible businesses.

The scheme has strict eligibility criteria. 

The existing business permits in Pyrmont (area 20), Ultimo (area 14) and Glebe (area G) will be phased out from May 2016. Permit holders will need to check their eligibility before reapplying after May 2016. 


Your business may be eligible for a business parking permit if it requires a vehicle for carrying goods or equipment, does not have any on-site car spaces and cannot reasonably modify the premises to provide on-site parking.

Business permits are not provided for vehicles primarily used for staff travel, attending business appointments, or commuting to a place of employment or business. 

The vehicle must:

  • be registered in the name of a business, or a principal of the business
  • be registered for business use
  • be used for the purposes of carrying goods and equipment
  • not be a truck or bus exceeding 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass.

Number of permits available

Premises with on-site parking

If your business has no on-site parking, you may be eligible to apply for 1 business permit for street parking. If your business has on-site parking you are not eligible for a permit.

Strata-titled business addresses

All eligible business properties will be limited to 1 business parking permit at a single address corresponding to a strata lot. If the strata-titled building has on-site parking space, then a business parking permit will not be issued to any lot or address within the building.  

Restricted buildings

Not all properties are eligible to participate in the parking scheme. The main restrictions apply to multi-unit developments:

  • approved after 8 May 1996 in the former South Sydney Council area
  • approved after 1 May 2000 in the former Sydney City Council area.

In some other areas, 1 business permit may be issued per restricted property, if a registered business is operating from the property, and provided that no other residential or visitor permit has already been issued for the property.

Documents required for business parking permits

  1. Current vehicle registration papers.
  2. Business registration certificate.
  3. One of the following:
    1. current commercial lease
    2. business utility bill (for example, electricity, gas, phone).
  4. Description of the goods or equipment the vehicle carries.

Permits last for 12 months. We will send you a courtesy reminder to renew your permit before it expires. It is your responsibility to renew your permit.

How to apply

You can apply for your business parking permit online or you can download, complete and send your application to us.

Review the parking permit area maps.

Last updated: Wednesday, 28 November 2018