Support worker parking permits

Support worker parking permits

New joint support 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 support 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 support worker organisations must apply on behalf of support 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 that: 

  • provides in-home support services 
  • conducts, or expects to conduct, more than 60 home visits a year to residents in the City of Sydney and partnering council areas
  • has prepared a plan of management in line with the City's neighbourhood parking policy to address the risk of permits being misused.

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.
If the permit is no longer in use by the service provider or is not expected to be used for a period of 3 months or more, the permit should be returned to the City.

Number of permits

There is no limit to the number of support worker parking permits that may be issued to service providers that employ support workers.

Individuals that operate as a service provider will be issued with 1 permit. 

Fees

A support worker permit costs $53 and is valid for 1 year from date of issue. 

Last updated: Tuesday, 19 February 2019