A multi-use parking permit may be used for visitors, tradespeople and carers of a rateable residential property.

How to apply

Residents can conveniently lodge and pay online for residential, multi-use and business parking permits.

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 to apply for a multi-use parking permit, the applicant must:

  • live permanently at an address within an existing Manly parking permit scheme area
  • take responsibility to ensure the permit is valid and used correctly
  • provide documentation to support a second place of residence application.

Documentation needed for application

If you are applying only for a multi-use parking permit, please ensure you have electronic copies of three of these documents ready before you apply or hard copies to mail in.  If applying for residential and multi-use permits together, submit documentation once only. 

  • Driver's licence or NSW photo card with applicable address (not mandatory).
  • Lease (if renting), owner/occupier details will be checked during processing.
  • One other piece of official documentation with your name and applicable address (power or phone bill, insurance documents, bank statement).


  • Please ensure all documentation includes your name and applicable address within the permit scheme area.
  • 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

Residents may only apply for one multi-use parking permit as well as up to two residential permits.

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 and are detailed in the annual fees and charges.

Residential or multi-use

  • 1st permit issued to property - $50 (concession $25)
  • 2nd permit issued to property - $110 (concession $55)
  • 3rd permit issued to property - $110
  • Replacement Multi-use permit - $230
  • 4th permit residential / multi-use (extenuating circumstances only) - $280

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

Apply online

Concession Eligibility - first or second permit only

Holders of the cards listed below are eligible for the concession. 

  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
  • Gold card embossed with ‘TPI’ (Totally Permanently Incapacitated)*
  • Gold card embossed with ‘EDA' (Extreme Disablement Adjustment)*

(*) War widow or widower or wholly dependent partner entitled to the DVA income support supplement.