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 an account first - load your payment details at this step (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 account when you sign up (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.

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 

People who live in residential areas adjacent to the Byron Bay Pay Parking area may be eligible for a Traffic Area Permit.

A Traffic Area Permit allows residents in the perimeter area to park all day in their street. Residents need to display the permit on the dash of their car.  It can also be used for guest cars. 

For more information

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.

For more information

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.