Where to park

Residential street with carparksOn-street parking in Yarra is managed by Council. Parking in Yarra is in high demand and Council uses a number of different methods to ensure that limited spaces are shared and accessible.

Parking restrictions in Yarra's streets provide a fair and efficient parking system for residents, business operators and visitors. More on parking permits.

In popular shopping strips, paid parking managed by ticket machines ensures a regular traffic turnover. More on ticket machines.

Where to park

If you are a resident of Yarra, you may be eligible for a parking permit. With a residential parking permit you can park in any area that is time restricted as 1P (one hour) or more.

Parking permit holders are not entitled to park in areas that are prohibited from parking (such as loading zones), in time restricted spaces marked under one hour, or in ticket machine and parking metered areas (unless specified).

Also, remember that a residential parking permit does not guarantee that there will always be available parking spaces in the street.

Council also offers business parking permits, disabled parking permits and medical parking permits. More on parking permits.

Council has developed strategies to help guide its decisions about how to share the limited parking spaces available in the older inner city suburbs of Yarra. Find out more about how council allocates on-street parking.

Parking zones in Yarra

Residential parking permits in Yarra are allocated according to parking zones. Check parking zones in your area pdf format Parking Zones (72.86kB)

Parking for motorbikes

It is legal to park a motorbike on the footpath provided it does not create an obstruction.  

Parking on public holidays

For parking signs that state days of the week, parking and time restrictions on the signs do not apply on a public holiday.

For parking signs that do not state days of the week, you must observe parking and time restrictions on a public holiday.  

Public holidays in Victoria are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Australia Day
  • Labour Day 
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Saturday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day
  • Queens Birthday
  • Friday before the AFL Grand Final
  • Melbourne Cup Day (Melbourne metropolitan area only)
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day.

More information:

Grant Kelly 
Parking Services
9205 5255

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