Request a parking restriction change

Residents can request changes to parking on their street, including adding, removing or changing restrictions.

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

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

Following the receipt of a parking request for change form from the community, signed by a person living in at least one other property in the affected area, the street is included on the list for parking reviews.

When a request is received by us, we will follow these steps:

Step Action
Step 1 Investigate collected data and measure parking demand for the area. If parking demand is determined to be high, Council will start the investigation.
Step 2 Consult with local residents and businesses to understand their needs, challenges and access requirements.
Step 3 Council will consider input from the community and prepare a proposed parking plan.
Step 4 Council will seek feedback on the proposed plan from the community by asking residents and property owners to fill out a survey.
Step 5 Feedback will be considered and a decision will be made on how to proceed using parking data, community feedback and technical analysis.
Step 6 Communicate its decision and make changes to signage if applicable.

How long will it take?

Reviewing and consulting on changes in a street typically takes 6 months depending on the complexity of the issues in the area.

Parking requests will be prioritised for review based on whether there are safety issues that need attention, where there is a need due to a mobility impaired person, where there is the most parking pressure and on which request was made first. This means that sometimes requests can be on the waiting list for 6 months or longer.

We will let you know approximately when to expect your request to be reviewed.

Parking request reviews

For streets that have a safety risk or high parking, consideration will be given to progressing with the request for change process in advance or separate to the Your Street Your Say Program.

Our current parking requests

Listed alphabetically, these streets are currently being reviewed

Street Status
Adeline St, Preston ITC
Arthur St, Thornbury ITC
Ballantyne St, Northcote (between High St and Stott St) ITC
Bellevue Cr, Preston ITC
Best St, Reservoir ITC
Butler St, Preston ITC
Cain Ave, Northcote ITC
Clapham St, Thornbury ITC
Clarke St, Northcote ITC
Clive St, Alphington Step 1
Collins St, Thornbury ITC
Cornwall St, Northcote ITC
Cramer St, Preston ITC
Darebin St, Thornbury ITC
David St, Preston ITC
Elizabeth St, Coburg Nth Step 1
Erval Ave, Preston ITC
Eunson Ave, Northcote ITC
Flag St, Kingsbury ITC
Flett St, Preston Step 1
Foley Ave, Preston Step 1
Furzer St, Preston Step 1
Fyfe St, Reservoir ITC
Garnet St, Preston ITC
Gellibrand Cr, Reservoir In progress
Gilbert Rd, Reservoir Step 1
Gilbert Rd, Reservoir (Henty Village) ITC
Harper St, Northcote ITC
Hayes St, Northcote ITC
Heidelberg Rd, Alphington Step 1
Hickford St, Reservoir ITC
James St, Northcote Step 1

Josephine Grove, Preston

Junction St, Preston Step 3
Kelverne St, Reservoir Step 5
Lakeside Ave, Reservoir Step 1
Leinster Grove, Thornbury ITC
Lowther St, Alphington Step 1
Malua St, Reservoir ITC
Milton Cr, Preston Step 1
Mitchell St, Northcote (between Derby Street and Andrew Street) ITC
Mitchell St, Preston ITC
Murray Rd, Preston ITC
Normanby Ave, Thornbury (approx. 350 metres length, west of St Georges Road) Step 1
Parkland Gve, Kingsbury ITC
Patterson St, Preston ITC
Plateau Rd, Reservoir Step 1
Purinuan Rd, Reservoir ITC
Queen St, Reservoir ITC
Quinn St, Preston ITC
Radford Rd, Reservoir Step 1
Raleigh St, Thornbury ITC
Raleigh St, Thornbury (east of Station Street) ITC
Regent St, Preston Step 1
Robeson St, Preston ITC
Rowe St, Alphington Step 1
Seymour St, Preston Step 1
South St, Preston ITC
South Cres, Northcote ITC
St Neots Ave, Northcote Step 1
Stanworth Ct, Preston ITC
Storey Rd, Reservoir ITC
Showers St, Preston ITC
Sugar Gum Drive, Bundoora ITC
Tharratt St, Thornbury
Thomas St, Preston ITC
Townhall Ave, Preston ITC
Union St, Preston Step 1
Victoria Rd, Northcote ITC
Walton Ave, Preston ITC
Westbourne Grove, Northcote Step 2/3
Wimble St, Northcote Step 1
Yarana Rd, Alphington Step 1

ITC = Investigation to commence

Parking management in commercial areas

By restricting parking times in places near the local shops, the on-street parking can be used by more people. Where there is a need, a variety of times between 5 minutes and 2 hours are considered. This provides access for those making a quick stop and also to those that may be staying a bit longer.