Request a parking restriction change

You can request changes to your street's parking restrictions, such as adding or removing restrictions.

Requesting parking changes in your street

We strongly believe that community input is critical to good decision making. In 2019 we heard from many people that they want a localised approach to address parking challenges as our Darebin grows. Thank you to those that prepared a submission and shared your views.

If you are seeking changes to local parking arrangements in your street, you can make a request to us.

Complete our request for altering parking / residential parking permit scheme form, with support from at least one other property or local business.

Forms can be forwarded to our Sustainable Transport department by emailing or by mailing the form to 274 Gower Street, Preston, 3072.

When a request is received by us, we will:

  1. Engage local residents and businesses - we will send you a request to fill in a survey. You can use the survey to tell us your challenges or ideas about parking in your area.
  2. We will review all survey feedback. We will look at how often on-street parking in your area is being used. If there is a need for change, a parking plan will be prepared.
  3. If a change is needed, we will send you a letter with a parking plan that explains what changes are proposed. You can give feedback on the parking plan.
  4. We will review all feedback on the parking plan. We will modify the plan as required.
  5. We will send you a copy of the final parking plan and let you know when the changes will be made.
  6. The changes will be made in your street.

Reviewing a change request and consulting on changes in a street typically takes 3 to 5 months depending on the number of enquiries received and the complexity of the issues in the area.

How long will it take?

It usually takes between three and five months to review requests and consult on changes. This depends on how many enquiries we receive and the complexity of the issues.

We prioritise reviews according to safety, when we received the request, and the needs of disabled, elderly and very young people. This means some requests can be on a waiting list for six months. We can let you know approximately when we'll review your request.

There may be a delay as we work through requests that built up during the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll contact concerned residents when we start investigating requests for your street.

Parking request reviews

Parking requests will be prioritised for review based on whether there are safety issues that need attention and the order the requests were received. This means that sometimes requests can be on a waiting list for 6 months. We can let you know approximately when to expect your request to be reviewed.

We will prioritise safety, the needs of disabled people, older people and young children above other parking reviews.

Our current parking requests

Listed alphabetically, these streets are currently being reviewed:

  • Adeline St, Preston
  • Ballantyne St, Northcote (between High St and Stott St)
  • Cain Ave, Northcote
  • Clapham St, Thornbury
  • Clarke St, Northcote
  • Clive St, Alphington
  • Collins St, Thornbury
  • Compton St, Reservoir
  • Cornwall St, Northcote
  • Darebin St, Thornbury
  • David St, Preston
  • Erval Ave, Preston
  • Eunson Ave, Northcote
  • Flett St, Preston
  • Foley Ave, Preston
  • Furzer St, Preston
  • Fyfe St, Reservoir
  • Garnet St, Preston
  • Harper St, Northcote
  • Hayes St, Northcote 
  • Herbert St, Northcote (between Arthurton Rd and Turnbull Grove)
  • Hickford St, Reservoir
  • James St, Northcote
  • Keats Ave, Kingsbury
  • Kelverne St, Reservoir
  • Lakeside Ave, Reservoir
  • Lowther St, Alphington
  • Malua St, Reservoir
  • Milton Cr, Preston
  • Mitchell St, Northcote (between Derby Street and Andrew Street)
  • Mitchell St, Preston
  • Murray Road, Preston (between High Street & Central Avenue)
  • Normanby Ave, Thornbury (approx. 350 metres of length west of St Georges Rd)
  • Oconnor Ct, Reservoir
  • Parkland Gve, Kingsbury 
  • Plateau Rd, Reservoir
  • Purinuan Rd, Reservoir
  • Quinn St, Preston
  • Radford Rd, Reservoir
  • Raglan St, Preston
  • Raleigh St, Thornbury
  • Raleigh St, Thornbury (east of Station Street)
  • Regent St, Preston
  • Robeson St, Preston
  • Seymour St, Preston
  • Showers St, Preston
  • St Neots Ave, Northcote
  • Stanworth Ct, Preston
  • Stone St, Preston
  • Suffolk St, Reservoir
  • Tharratt St, Thornbury
  • Thomas St, Preston
  • Union St, Preston
  • Vale St, Reservoir
  • Vauxhall Rd, Northcote
  • Wimble St, Northcote
  • Yarana Rd, Alphington

Parking management in commercial areas

By restricting parking times, in most cases one hour parking (1P) it can provide high parking turnover and maximise the accessibility of visitors to Darebin businesses.