Parking Permits

Mosman Council provides residents with permits for car parking in selected residential streets and foreshore parking areas.

Foreshore Parking Areas

Residents of Mosman may apply for a foreshore parking permit that enables a registered vehicle to park without paying a fee at a number of foreshore reserve car parks.

Foreshore Parking Permits

Residents and property owners in Mosman may apply for a foreshore parking permit that enables a registered vehicle to park without paying a fee at the following foreshore reserve car parks:

  • Clifton Gardens
  • Balmoral South (adjacent to oval)
  • Rosherville
  • The Spit – East, West and Ellery Park

The permit also allows parking in ticketed areas at Balmoral, The Spit, McLean Crescent adjacent Rosherville Reserve and Bradleys Head Road opposite Taronga Zoo for 3 hours per day (subject to obtaining and displaying a free 3 hour ticket on the vehicle dashboard).

Property owners are entitled to one free foreshore parking permit per rateable property. If you reside at the property you can also purchase up to two additional permits at a cost of $57 each.

Mosman residents who do not own a property can apply for up to two foreshore parking permits at a cost of $57 each.

Non-residents are able to apply for a permit at a substantially higher cost than residents/owners.

If the permit is for a company registered vehicle a letter must be provided on company letterhead stating the name and address of the responsible driver and the address where the vehicle is garaged. In addition a copy must be provided of the driver’s licence of the responsible driver, which must be registered to that Mosman address.

Please note: Foreshore parking permits are in the process of moving to the online vPermit system for 2019/20.

If you require a foreshore parking permit for 2018/19 please visit Council customer service at the Mosman Civic Centre, Mosman Square, 573 Military Road, Mosman. You will need the following for your parking permit application: New South Wales Driver’s Licence showing your Mosman address, vehicle registration papers in your Mosman address, and a valid debit or credit card if payment is required.

For enquiries related to foreshore parking permits please contact Council on 9978 4000 between 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday, or by email on

Resident Parking Schemes

Resident Parking Schemes provide increased opportunity for residents to park their vehicles on the street adjacent to their properties, by exempting them from parking time restrictions.

Resident Parking Permits

Resident Parking Schemes are designed to discourage non-residents looking for long term parking in residential streets.

Council currently has Residential Parking Schemes in a range of streets across the Mosman area where permits are issued to eligible residents. These permits are valid from 1 November until 31 October of the following year, subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria. To check if your property is within a Residential Parking Scheme area please refer to the Residential Parking Scheme map and then proceed to the online system for processing. Eligibility is based on the number of off-street parking spaces on the property.

Residential Parking Permits can be purchased online at

To purchase your Residential Parking Permit you will need your vehicle registration number, a digital image of your NSW Driver Licence in your Mosman address, and a valid credit card for payment. The permit will be available immediately once you have successfully completed the online application form and made payment.

There is no physical permit to attach to your car, just like your car registration the permit is virtual. Permits can be checked by the Council Rangers using an online system.

Visitor Parking Permits

All properties located in Residential Parking Scheme areas are eligible for Visitor Parking Permits, regardless of their eligibility for a Residential Parking Permit.

Permits are purchased online at

Properties are entitled to a maximum of 40 permits per year (1 November to 31 October). The first 10 permits are free, then there is a $2.00 fee for all additional permits. Visitor Permits are valid for a 24 hour period and you need to enter the vehicle registration number when purchasing the Visitor Permit.

Carer Permits

Available on application, please write to Council for your request to be considered.