Support worker parking permits

Support worker parking permits

New joint care worker parking permit 

A new support worker parking permit is available for use across the City of Sydney and Inner West council areas. The permit has been introduced to assist support workers in their duties and relieve them of the obligation to obtain and display multiple permits in these areas.

Parking permits for support workers

Parking permits are available for accredited workers who provide in-home support services to local residents. The support worker's vehicle is exempt from certain parking restrictions when the permit is displayed while the care worker is doing home visits. Permits are not issued for permanent/overnight parking of service provider vehicles.

The permit exempts support workers from signposted time limits and fees in the City of Sydney and Inner West council areas. The permit does not allow you to park your vehicle in clearway, no stopping, no parking, bus, loading, work, truck or disabled parking zones.  

Accredited care worker organisations must apply on behalf of care worker staff.

Eligibility for a support worker permit

We issue the permit to the service provider rather than the recipient of the in-home support. This gives the service provider more efficient access and avoids placing application requirements on residents.

A permit may be issued to a service provider who: 

  • provides in-home support services 
  • conducts, or expects to conduct, more than 60 home visits per year to residents in the City of Sydney and partnering council areas. 

The vehicle must:

  • be registered in the name of the service provider – if the vehicle is in a private name, the service provider must supply a letter explaining that the permit will be used for providing in-home support only 
  • be under 4.5 tonnes and less than 7.5 metres, unless a larger vehicle is necessary for the service provided.


A care worker permit costs $53 and is valid for 1 year. 

Last updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2018