Display your new permit
New permits required from 1 September

Who is eligible?

Beach Parking Permits are received by ratepayers each year with their August rates notice free of charge (2 permits per rateable property). Additional permits can be purchased by ratepayers or residents of the Northern Council area (up to 4 permits per household).


Permits cost $108 each.

How to apply

A maximum of 2 additional permits may be purchased per property by Northern Beaches Residents only. Proof of residency MUST be provided.

Come into one of our Customer Service branches (please check opening hours).

Or you can email or post your form with payment details.

PO Box 82
Manly NSW 1655

When will I receive my permit?

Permits will be posted by Registered Post (fees apply, see application form), or regular post (no charge).

Permit details

Permits are valid from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022, and half yearly permits are available from 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022.

Parking permits are non-refundable.

More information

Find out more or refer to the Policy.

Designated beach permit parking areas

These are the locations of Council Pay and Display Carparks. Residents and ratepayers displaying a current Northern Beaches Council beach parking permit may park for free.

  • Avalon Beach
  • Bayview Baths
  • Bayview Park
  • Bilarong Reserve
  • Bilgola Beach
  • Birdwood Park
  • Clareville Beach
  • Clontarf
  • Collaroy Beach North
  • Collaroy Beach South
  • Curl Curl Beach (mid)
  • Dee Why Beach
  • Dee Why Headland
  • Devitt Street Beach Carpark
  • Fisherman's Beach
  • Freshwater Beach
  • Gore Street, Freshwater
  • Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
  • Jamieson Park
  • Long Reef Beach
  • Manly Beachfront (including North and South Steyne and Queenscliff) *four-hour limit
  • Manly Dam
  • McKillop Park Reserve
  • Narrabeen Beach (mid)
  • Middle Creek Reserve, North Narrabeen
  • Mona Vale Beach
  • Moore Road, Freshwater (beach end)
  • Narrabeen Street Beach Carpark
  • Newport Beach
  • North Avalon Beach
  • North Curl Curl
  • North Narrabeen Beach
  • North Narrabeen Rockpool
  • Ocean Road, Palm Beach
  • Pittwater Park, Palm Beach
  • Robertson Street Beach Carpark, Narrabeen
  • Sandy Bay
  • Shelly Beach
  • South Curl Curl Beach
  • Spit Bridge (Battle Boulevard Only)
  • Warriewood Beach
  • Whale Beach
  • Winnererremy Bay Reserve

Where parking permits aren’t valid

Beach parking permits aren’t valid at Bayview’s Rowland Reserve, Church Point Reserve (to the top of McCarrs Creek Road, above Holport Marina) and Palm Beach’s Woorak Reserve / Iluka Park boat trailer parking area.

To park in these areas you need a special permit or you can purchase a metered ticket and display it on your dashboard.

Beach parking permits also don’t apply in Council operated parking stations, sign posted residential parking precincts and 1 hour metered / ticketed parking.

See the Beach Parking Permit Policy for detailed information.

Mobility parking scheme permits

Vehicles displaying a valid mobility parking permit don’t need a beach parking permit and are exempt from paying at Pay and Display meters.

This can either be a permit issued by NSW Roads & Maritime Service or a nationally recognised permit through the Australian Disability Parking Scheme (ADPS).

Replacement beach parking permits

Council will replace parking permits in special circumstances. Sometimes this incurs a fee. Simply return it to us with anything else we need. Please refer to our Policy for further information

Damaged or faulty permits

We will replace your permit for free - even if it's in pieces.

Selling your car

Peel off the permit and we will replace it for free when presented with documentation. Permit must be fully affixed by its own adhesive and is not transferable between vehicles.

Sold your car without removing the permit

We will replace your permit for a $108 replacement fee. What we need:
- Statutory Declaration
- sight a copy of your registration papers.

Lost or discarded permits

We will replace your permit for a $108 replacement fee. What we need:
- Statutory Declaration

Broken windscreen, car stolen or written-off

We will replace your permit for free (if documentation is supplied. Otherwise a replacement fee will apply). What we need:
- a police report/insurance documents, receipt for broken windscreen or RMS documentation stating car is written-off
- Statutory Declaration