Resident parking

Free resident parking in Fremantle


  • Fremantle residents are eligible for a free residential permit that allows them to park on-street (not in car parks) in the Fremantle City Centre area for free between 9.00 am - 11.00 am and 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm. (time limits still apply).
  • From 5.00 pm - 1.00 am permit holders may park on street (not at car parks) for free  - time limits do not apply after 5.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Free All day parking  in Car Park 12B (Beach Street).
  • From 5.00 pm - 1.00 am permit holders may park on street (not car parks) for free  - time limits do not apply after 5.00 pm.

See the Free residents parking permit conditions of use for more information and to apply for a residents parking permit  click here.

Parking appeals

Please refer to our Parking page for further information on parking in Fremantle, appeals and other options.

Residential and multi purpose parking permits

To provide convenient parking to all its residents, City has adopted the residential and multi purpose parking permit policy in 2005, and revised it in 2015. Policy outlines criteria and works as a guideline for restriction implementation in residential areas as well as residential and multi purpose permits.  Please see our residential and multi-purpose parking permit page for more information.

How do I report illegal parking?

Below are the most common complaints received from residents with brief explanation as to how we can assist you;

  • There is an abandoned vehicle in my street - Please keep in mind that Fremantle has a large number of travelers, students and share houses. This may mean that on occasion, vehicles may be left on the road reserve for longer than usual. If you suspect that a vehicle is abandoned, stolen or unlicensed, please contact our customer service team on 9432 9999 and the integrated patrols officers will attend and investigate as soon as possible.
  • Someone is parked on my verge - City's policy is that where unrestricted, road and verge use is free for all public to use. This may mean that the verge adjacent to your property may be used by a vehicle. Unless there is a restriction in place, and/or the vehicle is parked contrary to the Parking Local Law 2006 or Road and Traffic Act 1974, the vehicle may not be in breach.
  • Someone is obstructing my driveway - Please contact our customer service centre on 9432 9999 to report such parking for a timely attendance.
  • A vehicle is parked on my property, can it be towed? - City can only enforce its by-laws on council owned land. If you wish the City to deal with any illegal parking on private owned land, you are required to obtain a Private Parking Agreement first. 

If you witness any illegal or hazardous parking that does not fall in the above categories, please contact us on 9432 9999 to raise a patrol request.

Requesting restriction change and line installation

Residents may wish the City to consider restrictions and line/signage installation in their streets. The current residential and multi purpose parking permit policy states that the City's preferred method is to allow for natural ebb and flow of traffic in non-commercial areas. Furthermore, the City would like to refrain from unnecessary line installation. In circumstances such as parking near an intersection, in front of a driveway or on foot path/pedestrian crossing, signage may not work well as a preventative measure and frequent patrols may be preferred. However, if you wish these changes to be made, please forward a detail explanation to the City to consider. Parking department, upon receiving such request, will assess the area and conduct an internal and external consultation to identify the best solution.

Contact us

Customer service centre
Town Hall Centre
8 William Street
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634

Useful documents

Car park fee schedule
Free residents parking permit application
Free residents parking permit conditions of use
Free residents parking permit updates
Residential and multi-purpose parking permit application
Residential and multi-purpose permit application - updates
Residential and multi-purpose parking permit application - conditions of use