Residential parking permits allow residents to park on-street and avoid time limits in their scheme area. We have developed an online system for applying for your residential parking permit in the Manly area.

Motorcycles and scooters do not need to display a Manly parking permit when parked legally in a scheme area. 

Council will no longer issue boat, trailer or caravan parking permits through the Manly parking permit scheme.

How to apply

Please apply and pay online for your first two residential parking permits. Third residential parking permit applications must be submitted using the form below.

If you cannot apply online please complete the application form and send or email your application to Council.

Application options

    Apply via email – download the application form and then email along with required documentation to  

    Apply via mail – print the application form and then mail along with required documentation to: Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly, 1655


    To be eligible for a residential parking permit, the applicant must:

    • reside permanently at the address within the existing Manly parking permit scheme area
    • be the registered owner of the vehicle
    • or have full private use of a company vehicle
    • Please note:  second place of residence applications are not eligible to apply for a residential parking permit, however can apply for a multi-use parking permit.

    Documentation needed for application

    Please ensure you have electronic copies of these documents ready before you apply or hard copies to mail in. All documents must be in the name of the applicant and display the property address within the Parking Permit Scheme area.

    • Driver's licence or NSW photo card.
    • Vehicle registration.
    • Lease (if renting), owner/occupier details will be checked during processing.
    • One other piece of official documentation (power or phone bill, insurance documents, bank statement).


    • If you are applying for a residential permit AND a multi-use permit, there is no need to provide the above information twice.

    Number of permits

    Eligible residents can apply online for two residential parking permits.

    In extenuating circumstances, a third residential permit may be issued to eligible properties. Circumstances may include additional vehicles registered to the residential address and limited off-street parking.  This would support larger families living at the same residence.

    Criteria for third permit

    All residential eligibility and vehicle registration criteria must be met and all required documentation must be submitted with the application.

    • Applications for a third Manly residential parking permit cannot be made online.
    • Customer Service will not be able to issue the third permit at the time of application as a site assessment may be required.
    • Applications for third permits will be referred to Council’s Transport Network Team for consideration.

    Residential permit scheme areas and application dates

    The framework only applies to the management of parking permits issued through the existing Manly parking permit scheme in the following areas:

    • Little Manly and Balgowlah
      Applications open 15 August. Valid 1 October - 30 September.
    • Ocean Beach and Ethel Street West
      Applications open 15 September. Valid 1 November - 31 October.
    • Isthmus and Fairy Bower
      Applications open 15 October. Valid 1 December - 30 November.
    • Tower Hill and Tower Hill Extension
      Applications open 15 January. Valid 1 March - 28 February.
    • Ivanhoe Park and Ivanhoe Park Extension
      Applications open 15 February.  Valid 1 April - 31 March.

    Fees and charges

    Fees and charges apply to all Manly parking permits (as detailed in the adopted annual fees and charges).

    Residential or multi-use

    • 1st permit issued to property - $47
    • 2nd permit issued to property - $110
    • 3rd permit issued to property - $110
    • Replacement Multi-use permit - $230
    • 4th permit residential/multi-use (extenuating circumstances only) - $280

    Apply online

    Type in your address below to show the permits your property is eligible to apply for.