Residents and ratepayers displaying a Northern Beaches Council Beach Parking Permit have free parking at more than 40 Northern Beaches locations! 

Permits expire 31 August

Please note the beach parking permit expires on 31 August each year. Please ensure you display your new permit from 1 September. 

Designated Beach Permit Parking Areas

This table lists the free parking locations of Council pay and display reserve carparks. However, Manly’s beachfront metered parking spaces along North and South Steyne are limited to four hours free parking.

Avalon Beach

Bayview Baths

Bilarong Reserve

Bilgola Beach

Birdwood Park

Clareville Beach


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 Beachfront (including North and South Steyne and Queenscliff)
*four-hour limit

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

Shelly Beach

South Curl Curl

Spit Bridge (Battle Boulevard Only)

Warriewood Beach

Whale BeachWinnererremy 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 (application forms can be found below) or you can purchase a metered ticket and display it on your dashboard. 

Beach 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 Permit

Issued by Roads & Maritime Service, vehicles displaying a valid mobility parking scheme permit don’t need a Beach Parking Permit and are exempt from paying at Pay and Display meters.

Replacement 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 $102 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 $102 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

Parking Forms

Parking Permit - Manly Resident Card - Replacement

Request a replacement Manly Resident Card.

Parking Permit - Statutory Declaration

Pre-Paid Parking Permit - Manly Parking Stations

For customers that would like to apply for pre-paid parking in Manly Parking Stations.

Parking Permit - Rowland Reserve, Woorak Reserve or Iluka Park

Permits are valid from 1 September to 31 August each year.

Parking Permit - Community Group Guidelines

Parking Permit - Postal Application

Parking Permit - Manly Residential

This parking permit scheme was introduced around the Manly CBD to give priority to residents for on street parking near their homes.

Parking Permit - Manly National Carpark Resident Access Application

Application for access card to enable passage through the public carpark to enter or exit the residents’ carpark.

Church Point Carpark Reserved Parking Space Waitlist

Submit an application to be placed on the waitlist for a car parking space located on the upper level of the Church Point Carpark. For more information, please review the Application Process and Guidelines

Pre-Paid Parking Permit - PCYC Parking Station

For customers that would like to apply for pre-paid parking at the PCYC Parking Station, Dee Why.

Pre-Paid Parking Permit - Direct Debit Request

Request pre-paid parking payments via direct debit (all parking stations)

Bicycle Parking Permit - Parking Stations

For customers that would like to apply for an access card to the Bicycle Parking Stations at:

  • Whistler Street Carpark, Manly.
  • PCYC, Dee Why

Please note - this needs to be paid by direct debit - use Form #4104

Parking Permit - Operational Commercial Vehicle - Manly Parking Stations

For businesses that meet the eligibility criteria to apply for a parking access card for their operational commercial vehicle to access Manly Parking Stations (Saturdays and Sundays only)

Parking Permit - Church Point

Permits are valid from 1 September to 31 August each year.

Parking Permit - Church Point Replacement Application

Permits are valid from 1 September to 31 August each year.

Parking Permit - Western Foreshores

For residents of Coasters Retreat and Great Mackerel Beach to apply for the allocation of a Western Foreshore Permit.

Parking Fees - Refund Request

 Request a refund of parking fees from a pay and display carpark, Manly Parking stations or the PCYC carpark