Parking permit schemes were introduced around the Manly CBD to give priority to residents for on street parking near their homes and businesses.

Please note, parking schemes for Little Manly and Balgowlah expire on 31 January and all permits will need to be renewed prior to this date. Residents may apply to renew their Precinct Parking in person at Manly Town Hall, 1 Belgrave St, during business hours. Alternatively, download an application form.

The following parking schemes operate in our area. Each scheme has an information sheet with a map showing permit application area.

Valid 1 February - 31 January

Ethel Street
Valid 1 June - 31 May

Fairy Bower
Valid 1 July - 30 June,

Ivanhoe Park
Valid 1 July - 30 June

Ivanhoe Park Extension
Valid 2 August - 1 August

Little Manly
Valid 1 February - 31 January

Ocean Beach
Valid 1 April - 31 March

The Isthmus
Valid 1 July - 30 June

Tower Hill
Valid 1 July - 30 June

Tower Hill Extension
Valid 1 March - 28 February

For more information, contact Customer Services on 1300 434 434.

Parking Permit Scheme Manly CBD FAQ

Who can apply for a permit?

Residential Property
The person living at a residential property who is the ratepayer owner/occupier of the property OR the tenant/s of the property.

Commercial Property
The person operating a business in a commercial property who is the ratepayer owner/occupier of the property OR the tenant/s of the property. These need to be applied for in the business name.

How many permits can I apply for?

Each property may apply for up to three resident parking permits as well as one permit for a registered trailer.

How do I display a permit?

Permits must be displayed in a Council permit holder that can be purchased from Council. This clear plastic suction cap holder is adhered to the windscreen of the vehicle with suction caps and can be swapped between vehicles

Motorbikes are exempt from having to display a parking permit and can park unrestricted anywhere a residential permit holder can.

Trailer permits must be permanently affixed to the trailer and these can be purchased from hardware shops.

What does a permit entitle?

A vehicle displaying a valid parking permit is able to park without time restriction within the area covered by the scheme (permits are only valid in their specific area) where the sign specifically states as noted on each area information sheet.

Vehicles not displaying a valid area parking permit must obey the time limits on the parking signs.

How long is a permit valid?

Expiry Date and Renewals

Permits are valid for 12 months. The expiry date is printed on each permit. Permits must be renewed prior to the expiry date to ensure infringements are not incurred. To renew your permits, please complete the appropriate application form and return it to Council. Holders should be re-used year to year.


Last updated : Mon 15 Jan 2018