Exemptions

Parking space levy

Exemptions for all leviable districts

You may be entitled to an exemption from the parking space levy for parking spaces set aside for:

  • residents living on the same or adjoining premises

  • disabled drivers, bicycles, motorcycles, loading of passengers or goods, or parking by a person providing services on a casual basis to the premises

  • parking without charge on premises owned or occupied by a public charity, public benevolent organisation or certain religious organisations

  • parking without charge of a mobile crane, a forklift truck, a tractor or front end loader

  • parking without charge of a vehicle which is used only for carrying out deliveries or only for the provision of services, if the parking space is the one used for garaging the vehicle overnight on premises owned or occupied by the owner of that vehicle

  • parking without charge of an ambulance, a fire brigade or police motor vehicle if the parking space is the one used for garaging the vehicle overnight.

Category 2 districts additional exemptions

You may be entitled to an exemption from the parking space levy for parking spaces, in category 2 districts, set aside for one or more of the following uses:

  • guests and customers of a retail shop, restaurant, hotel, registered club, motel or patients of a medical centre

  • customers of a car wash, sales, service, and repair centre

  • guests and clients of a funeral parlour

  • vehicles displayed or stored on premises for the purpose of being offered for sale or hire on the premises

  • the parking of motor vehicles in shopping centres.

If you think you are eligible for an exemption, you must first register for the parking space levy. You must submit an annual return each year to confirm any exemptions claimed and to update your property and ownership details.

Casual and unleased tenant's parking

An unused casual parking space is one set aside for use by the public for the parking of motor vehicles but remains unused for that purpose.

An exemption may be claimed for an unused casual parking space or an unleased tenant's parking space.

Records must be maintained on a daily basis detailing both the number of spaces available and the number used for casual parking.

An unleased tenant's parking space is one that:

  • is unavailable for use as a parking space, except by the lessee

  • has no such lease or licence in force.

For more information, view the Guidelines (PDF) as to the unused casual parking space exemption.

Last updated: 16 October 2015