Apply for a pay parking permit

You can buy an annual parking permit to park in Byron Shire's pay-parking areas and council-operated car parks.

Apply online using our new self-service parking permit portal. You can also apply in person. 

Apply online

Step 1.Visit our permit portal to apply for your parking permit.

Step 2.You will need to Sign up and create a PayStay account first  

Load your payment details at this step and ensure $0 Low Balance Threshold and $0 Top-up Amount is selected (if required).

Once registered you can: 

  • Apply for a new permit.
  • Renew an existing permit.
  • Check your permit details.
  • Change your number plate if you have purchased a new car. 

See below for information on different permit types and the documents that you will need. 

Step 3.Upload your documents

  • Current copy of your car registration.
  • Proof of residency within the Byron Shire.
  • For the Pensioner discount, provide a copy of your Centrelink (blue) Pensioner card or DVA card.

See below for more details about what documents you may need for your permit type.

Step 4.Payment

Add your payment details to your PayStay account when you sign up and ensure $0 Low Balance Threshold and $0 Top-up Amount is selected (if required). 

  • Resident permit - $55
  • Business, worker, volunteer - $110
  • School permit - $110 (free for resident and business permit holders).

Step 5.Check your email

You will receive an email confirming your application has been granted. Onus is on the driver to ensure the permit is valid and used correctly. Please prepare your IT systems to accept emails from ByronShireCouncilParkingPermits@data.com.au to receive reminder emails. You may see our previous names as we update our systems and material.  

Apply in person

Step 1.Visit our customer service counter 70 Station Street, Mullumbimby. 

Step 2.Bring the following documents with you.

  • Current copy of your car registration.
  • Proof of residency within the Byron Shire.
  • For the Pensioner discount, provide a copy of your Centrelink (blue) Pensioner card or DVA card.

See below for more details about what documents you may need for your permit type.

 

ALL documentation needs to be in the name of the applicant or registered car owner.

The residential or commercial property within Byron Shire is required to be in the name of an individual/s.

Shire Resident or Ratepayer Permit

  • Copy of current vehicle registration/certificate in the name of the applicant. 
  • Proof of residency within Byron Shire residence in the name of the applicant. This could be:
  • Drivers licence.
  • Council rates notice or water bill.
  • Utility bill (for example phone, electricity, gas).
  • Rental lease or agreement, or letter from landlord or owner, stating length of occupancy (minimum 6 months).
  • If you hold a valid Centrelink issued pensioner (Blue) card, you can get a free permit. You must provide a copy of your Pensioner card or DVA card when applying.
  • When changing permit types (for example from worker to resident) you will need to wait for your previous permit to expire. If you renew before your previous permit expires there will be no refund for the difference.

Worker or volunteer

  • Copy of current vehicle registration/certificate in the name of the applicant.
  • Proof of employment (payslip or company letterhead) needs to show the following:
  • your name and role within the business
  • the trading name of the place of employment and its operating address (to be eligible for a worker permit your business needs to have a fixed address within pay parking area)
  • the name and role (e.g. owner, manager, etc) of the author (signatory) of the letter plus their direct contact details.
  • If your place of volunteering is located within the pay parking area, you can apply for a pay parking permit.

Traffic Area Permit 

Byron Bay or Wategos residents may be eligible for a free Traffic Area Permit. A Traffic Area Permit allows you to park in the street where you live with no time restriction.  

To be eligible you must:

  • live in one of the four precincts: Butler Street,  Schools, Tennyson/Massinger or Wategos.
  • be a long-term resident (not a guest at hotel, hostel, holiday unit)
  • have limited or no off-street parking. 

Precinct maps

To apply

Use the permit portal to apply for your Traffic Area Permit. You will need to Sign up and create a PayStay account first.

Please have digital copies of two documents from the list below to verify your residential address:

  • Utility bill – must be no more than 3 months old
  • Telephone Account – must be no more than 3 months old
  • Current lease
  • Driver’s licence
  • Pension card
  • Electoral Roll Card
  • Rates Notice
  • Bank statement – must be no more than 3 months old.
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Rental Bond Receipt
  • Official Government Correspondence – must be no more than 3 months old. 

Traffic Area permits cannot be used in the metered "pay parking" areas. It is only valid in the area identified in the permit name.

For example, "Butler St Traffic Area permit" can only be used in the Butler St precinct.

Visitor permits

A Traffic Area Permit can also be used for your visitor’s vehicles. You must update the licence plate for your visitor’s vehicle using the permit portal. Select the 'update vehicle' button and enter the details.  

A maximum of two vehicles per household can be exempt at any one time.  

Who isn’t eligible for a Traffic Area Permit?

  • Businesses, hotels, hostels, B&B and holiday units are not eligible. 
  • Property owners who do not reside at the property are not eligible.

By submitting an application for the Traffic Area Permit, you agree to the Conditions of Use(PDF, 93KB).

Please allow up to 10 business days for your Traffic Area permit to be assessed.  If approved, the status of the permit will change from “Pending” to “Granted”. If the permit is not approved, an email will be sent explaining the reason.

School permit 

School staff and teachers at Byron Bay Public School and Byron Community Primary School may apply for a permit to receive exemptions to time limits in specific streets surrounding their school, conditions apply.

If you have a mobility parking permit it is free to park in our pay parking areas.

Visit the Transport for NSW website to find out more about how to apply for a mobility parking permits.

Use our online mapping tool to find mobility parking spaces. 

  1. Open the layers tab.
  2. Select Community
  3.  Select Parking Byron Bay.