One Council – One Beach Parking System

Wondering where you can park on the Northern Beaches under the new universal one beach parking system?

Under the new Northern Beaches Council residents displaying a Northern Beaches Council parking permit sticker will have free parking at over 40 locations on the Northern Beaches.

Some restrictions apply to a few locations.

Northern Beaches Beach Parking Permit Policy

A new Northern Beaches Beach Parking Permit Policy has been developed. This replaces the three former council's beach parking permit policies.

Four Hour Parking ONLY

  • Manly beachfront metered parking spaces along North and South Steyne

Northern Beaches Council Designated Parking Permit Areas – All Day Parking

  • Avalon Beach
  • Bayview Baths
  • Bilarong Reserve
  • Bilgola Beach
  • Birdwood Park
  • Clareville Beach
  • Clontarf
  • Collaroy Beach North
  • Collaroy Beach South
  • Dee Why Beach
  • Dee Why Headland
  • Devitt St Beach Carpark
  • Fisherman’s Beach
  • Freshwater Beach
  • Gore Street, Freshwater
  • Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
  • Jamieson Park
  • Long Reef Beach
  • Manly Dam
  • McKillop Park Reserve
  • Mid Curl Curl 
  • Mid Narrabeen
  • Middle Creek Reserve
  • Mona Vale Beach
  • Moore Road, Freshwater (beach end)
  • Narrabeen St Beach Carpark
  • Newport Beach
  • North Curl Curl 
  • North Narrabeen Beach
  • North Narrabeen Rockpool
  • Ocean Road, Palm Beach
  • Pittwater Park, Palm Beach
  • Robertson St Beach Carpark
  • Sandy Bay
  • Shelley Beach
  • South Curl Curl
  • Spit Bridge (Battle Boulevard Only)
  • Warriewood Beach
  • Whale Beach
  • Winnererremy Bay Reserve

Note: There are areas where parking permits ARE NOT VALID, including:

  • Rowland Reserve, Bayview
  • Church Point Reserve, Church Point
  • Woorak Reserve and Iluka Park, Palm Beach

How it works

  • If you have a valid Northern Beaches Council parking sticker you can park for free at Northern Beaches Council beaches and reserves, including Manly Dam.
  • All vehicles must display a valid parking sticker when they park at a Northern Beaches Council beach or reserve carparks.
  • Parking is restricted to 4 hours at Manly beachfront.
  • If you display a valid parking sticker, you no longer need to go to the meter and take a ticket OR enter your vehicle registration at Manly Beach or at any other beach or reserve on the Northern Beaches.


  • Beach and reserve parking permits are NOT VALID at Rowland Reserve, Church Point Reserve, Woorak Reserve and Iluka Park, Palm Beach carpark areas as they require a Special Permit.
  • Beach and reserve parking permits are NOT VALID at existing Manly Residential Parking Permit Scheme Areas as they require a Special Residential Permit.