Residential parking permits

Parking on streets where parking meters are not installed

We introduce residential parking zones on streets that are heavily used by commuters (i.e. walking distance to the city centre) so local residents have a better chance of parking near their property.

It means that anybody can park in the street but they have to follow the parking restriction periods (usually one or two hours) shown on the parking signs, and can’t leave cars there all day.

If you live in an area like this and have no off-street parking you may be able to get a permit for unrestricted (all-day) parking within the designated zone. You can get up to 2 permits per household (depending on availability of off-street parking).

Note: in exceptional circumstances, you may be able to get 3 permits per household but you need to apply to the General Manager in writing for this.


To apply for a permit, you will need to go to the Customer Service Centre and take a copy of your vehicle registration details and proof of your address (drivers licence, contract of property sale, or lease or tenancy agreement).

Your car registration details should be the registration slip, a bill of sale with the registration number or, in the case of a company car, a letter of authority from the owner as well as the current registration. You must also pay the fee on application. (View the current cost of the permit on our fees and charges page.)

Our officers will check how many off-street parking spaces have been allocated by the Residential Parking Scheme and approval of the application is based on availability. You must also agree to the permit conditions as part of your application.

Once you receive your permit, please place it on the left hand side of the car windscreen. The permit must only be used in the area near your residence and it does not guarantee a space. When parking make sure you park safely.

If you sell the car, please remove the permit sticker.

Temporary permits

A temporary resident parking permit may be available for monthly issue for residents or, with approval, nominated visitors, tradespeople, etc. View the current cost of a temporary permit on our fees and charges page.


The Manager Customer Service Unit
GPO Box 503 Hobart 7001
03 6238 2711
In person: Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

Parking on streets where parking meters are installed

There are limited streets in Hobart where permits can be issued:

  • Goulburn St – between Harrington and Barrack streets
  • Barrack St – between Liverpool and Goulburn streets
  • Murray St – between Melville and Brisbane streets
  • Campbell St – between Brisbane and Patrick streets
  • Brisbane St – between Campbell and Argyle streets
  • Wilmot Street

This type of permit parking only applies where a separate house is used as a residential dwelling within what is mostly a commercial district.

You can apply for one permit per property, by completing the Metered space permit application (residential) form online or filling in the form(PDF, 55KB) and returning it by:

  • email:
  • post: City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart Tasmania 7001
  • in person: Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

View the current cost of the permit on our fees and charges page.

For more information refer to the Residential parking information for residents of the CBD and immediate adjacent areas.(PDF, 51KB)