Parking permits and residential entitlements

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Free after three - free resident parking

All residents are eligible to apply for a permit to park to for free within the Fremantle city centre at certain times.

The permit is valid Monday to Sunday (seven days per week) for on-street (kerbside) parking:

  • free parking from 9am - 11am. Permit holders must abide the posted time limits (e.g. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours)
  • free parking from 3pm - 5pm. Permit holders must abide the posted time limits (e.g. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours)
  • free parking from 5pm - 9am. No time limits apply
  • on-street (kerbside) parking only. Car parks not included.

See the Free residents parking permit conditions of use for more information.

Download the application form.
Download the change of registration form.

Multi-purpose parking permits

If you are a resident or a ratepayer living in either a time restricted or fee-paying area and do not have adequate off-street parking, you may be eligible for a residential parking permit. 

  • A residential paid parking permit is a sticker affixed to the windscreen of the assigned vehicle. It displays the registration number, expiry date and the streets the permit is valid for.
  • A multi-purpose parking permit is a permit in form of a card that can be transferred to different vehicles such as visitors. Properties that are in a fee-paying street (ticketed area) are not eligible for multi-purpose parking permits.

If you live in a group of units, permits can be issued subject to approval if there are less than 9 units in the residential complex i.e. no permits will be issued to a residential complex that has 9 or more units. 

Download an application form or contact customer service centre on 9432 9999.

All multi-purpose parking permit applications

Residential and multi-purpose parking permit application
Residential and multi-purpose permit application - updates
Residential and multi-purpose parking permit application - conditions of use

Reporting illegal parking

These 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 travellers, 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, 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 – the 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 - contact the 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? – the 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, contact us on 9432 9999 to raise a patrol request.

Requesting restriction change and line installation

Residents may contact the City to consider restrictions and line/signage installation in their streets. The current residential and multi-purpose parking permit policy states ‘the City's preferred method is to allow for natural ebb and flow of traffic in non-commercial areas’.

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.

If you wish these changes to be made, forward a detail explanation to the City for consideration. The City will assess the area and conduct an internal and external consultation to identify the best solution.

A private parking signPrivate agreements

Businesses, strata management companies and land owners can apply for a private parking agreement with the City to enforce Parking Local Law 2005 on any private owned land.

Upon receiving the application, the City will pay a site visit and assess the requirements and eligibility. Please be aware that all applications are subject to approval.

Sign requirements for private parking agreements

Proper and adequate signs are required for the City's integrated patrols officers to enforce the parking by-laws. These signs will be installed by the City at an additional cost. Signs must be installed within a distance indicated by Australian Standards AS 1743-2001. City will install minimum signage when it can to avoid sign pollution.

  • Private parking agreement application can be found here.
  • Fees associated can be found here.

Contact the City’s parking department on 9432 9811 if you have any questions.

Reserved bay parking permit 

Reserved bay applications apply to regular and loading zone bays, and do not include no stopping/parking areas, bays designated for authorised officers or special class vehicles and bus zones. 

  • Please allow 1 business day for processing.
  • Up to 10 traffic cones (2 per bay) at no additional charge.
  • Cones can be placed between 8am and 10pm
  • Parking permits and reserved bays are only available for normal parking bays. Does not include Taxi Bays, Tour coach/bus bays or loading zones. Refer to the Parking Services Coordinator for more details.
  • Attach a map of the specific bays to be reserved.

$57.40 per bay per day

Permit only

  • Permits can be issued for specific streets and car parks.
  • Does not guarantee availability of bays on the day.
  • Allows for time and paid parking exemption with permit displayed.

$22.90 per bay per day

Loading bay

  • Please allow 2 business day for approval
  • Permit allows a non-commercial vehicle to park in a loading zone
  • Time limits still apply 

$11.70 per vehicle

Loading zone for service and commercial vehicles

  • Allows for service vehicles and commercial vehicles to park in loading zone.
  • Allows exemption from time restrictions.

$115.30 per vehicle per day

Complete the reserved parking online form or fill out one of the following forms and forward it to info@fremantle.wa.gov.au:

Reserved bay (pdf)
Reserved bay (word)
Reserved bay fee schedule

Long-term parking permit

We are currently in a transition phase between our old online permit system and a new one. For the next few months both existing and new customers will need to purchase a hard copy permit to display on their vehicles. Permits can be purchased from the City of Fremantle Service & Information counter located at 70 Parry Street, Fremantle. 

Click on the carpark fee schedule for further information on prices. 

Tradesperson permit

If you are a tradesperson working with a resident or business on a short or long-term contract in Fremantle you can apply for a reserved parking bay. The permit also exempts your vehicle from time and paid parking restrictions.

More information can be found on the reserved parking bay application form.

Events and weddings

Parking restricted car bays can be reserved for events. Contact customer service to arrange a hood hire. The permit issued should be clearly displayed inside the vehicle.

City of Fremantle licence plates

Customised City of Fremantle license plates are available for purchase. Contact our customer service centre on 9432 9999 to enquire of the available plate numbers. The customised license plates cost $330.

Please allow 6–8 weeks to process the application.

Useful documents

Free residents parking permit application
Free residents parking permit conditions of use
Free residents parking - change of registration form
Residential and multi-purpose parking permit application
Residential and multi-purpose permit application - updates
Residential and multi-purpose parking permit application - conditions of use