Parking permits
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Mar 2020

Parking permits are available for various locations and purposes through the Sunshine Coast region. Approved parking permits will expire on 31 July each year, regardless of the date of purchase.

The types of permits available are:

  • Caloundra central business district pre-paid parking permit
  • War Veterans parking permit (metered bay)
    • Caloundra central business district
    • Sunshine Coast University Hospital (on street parking only)
  • Resident parking permit:
    • in the Nambour Hospital 3P area
    • in Lady Musgrave Drive at Mountain Creek
    • in Birtinya regulated parking area
  • Works Zone parking permit

You can get parking permits from council. This includes pre-paid permits. Permits differ in the various regions of the Sunshine Coast.

You can apply for parking permits online via MyCouncil:

  • register as an online user for MyCouncil
  • click on MyCouncil Services under Personal Access
  • select Submit a new application under the Applications tile in My Dashboard
  • complete the application details and make payment where required

Or, you can complete and return the relevant application form with the applicable fee, listed on the application form and provide all required supporting documentation:

Your application will be assessed within 28 days and you will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application.

Caloundra pre-paid parking permits

Pre-paid parking is available in the Caloundra area. This means that drivers do not need to put money into parking meters.

Permit holders must still abide by the time limits. Drivers cannot park in loading zones or disabled parking bays without the proper permit.

The pre-paid parking permit scheme is available free of charge to eligible war veterans. Conditions apply. Refer to the application form for details.

Resident parking permits

You can apply for a time exempt permit if you live:

  • in Lady Musgrave Drive at Mountain Creek
  • Nambour Hospital 3P area
  • Birtinya regulated parking area

Please note that at its October Ordinary Meeting (11 Oct 2018), council resolved to end the trial of residential parking permits in Birtinya. For more information please see councils media release.

Please also note,

  1. permit holders can only hold a permit for one vehicle
  2. the permit only applies to your residential street and does not apply to any other street

To apply, complete and return the application form. You will need to provide documents to support your application.

New or replacement permits

To request a new or replacement permit, please contact council.

Change to vehicle details

As permits are vehicle specific, you must reapply for a new permit. The previous permit is not transferable.

Payment options

You can make an application payment, licence renewal, or debtor account payment online by logging onto MyCouncil.

  • Make an application or licence renewal payment
  • Pay using BPay by contacting your bank to make a payment from your cheque, savings or transaction account
  • Post a cheque or money order to Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560. Include the bottom section of your parking permit renewal with permit details.

You will need to quote your reference number when making a payment.

If there are any changes to your details or if your details are incomplete, please contact council.