Parking Permits


Parking Permit

Wondering where you can park on the Northern Beaches under the new universal one beach parking system?

Under the new Northern Beaches Council residents displaying a beach and reserve parking permit, a Pittwater, Warringah or Northern Beaches permit sticker will have free parking at over 40 locations on the Northern Beaches.

Manly residents will receive by mail a parking permit sticker within three weeks.

Former Manly Council residents who park in the former Pittwater and Warringah Council areas need to buy a parking ticket until they receive the new parking permit sticker.

Some restrictions apply to a few locations.

Four Hour Parking ONLY:

Manly beachfront metered parking spaces along North and South Steyne

Northern Beaches Council Designated Parking Permit Areas – All Day Parking:


Avalon Beach Bayview Baths Bilarong Reserve
Bilgola Beach Birdwood Park Clareville Beach
Clontarf Collaroy Beach North Collaroy Beach South
Dee Why Beach Dee Why Headland Devitt St Beach Carpark
Fisherman’s Beach Freshwater Beach  Gore Street, Freshwater
 Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach  Jamieson Park  Long Reef Beach
 Manly Dam  McKillop Park Reserve  Mid Curl Curl
Mid Narrabeen Middle Creek Reserve  Mona Vale Beach
 Moore Road, Freshwater (beach end)  Narrabeen St Beach Carpark  Newport Beach
 North Curl Curl   North Narrabeen Beach  North Narrabeen Rockpool
 Ocean Road, Palm Beach  Pittwater Park, Palm Beach  Robertson St Beach Carpark
 Sandy Bay  Shelley Beach  South Curl Curl
 Spit Bridge  Warriewood Beach  Whale Beach
 Winnererremy Bay Reserve    


Note: There are areas where parking permits ARE NOT VALID, including: Rowland Reserve, Bayview Church Point Reserve, Church Point Woorak Reserve and Iluka Park, Palm Beach 

How it works

If you have a valid Pittwater or Warringah parking sticker you can park for free at Northern Beaches Council beaches and reserves, including Manly Dam.

If you are a resident in the former Manly Council area, and are eligible or have free digital parking permits, you will be sent two new parking stickers in the next 3 weeks at no charge.

Manly residents will have to pay for parking at beaches and reserves in the former Pittwater and Warringah Council areas until they receive the new parking permits. All vehicles must display a valid parking sticker when they park at a Northern Beaches Council beach or reserve car parks. Parking is restricted to 4 hours at Manly Beachfront.

You no longer need to go to the meter and take a ticket OR enter your vehicle registration at Manly Beach or at any other beach or reserve on the Northern Beaches.


Beach and reserve parking permits are NOT VALID at Rowland Reserve, Church Point Reserve, Woorak Reserve and Iluka Park, Palm Beach car park areas as they require a Special Permit.

Beach and reserve parking permits are NOT VALID at existing Manly Residential Parking Permit Scheme Areas as they require a Special Residential Permit.

Parking Permits

Retirement Villages Parking Permit Application Form

Community Groups Parking Permit Application Form

Community Application Guidelines for Parking Permits

Resident Parking Permit Replacement Form

Fill out and sign the statutory declaration form in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.

JPs are sometimes available at Customer Service at the Civic Centre, Dee Why. and Warringah Council libraries. Call 9942 2111 to find out times.

Fees may apply for a replacement parking sticker, depending on the circumstance. Please provide evidence of the original purchase or issue of the old sticker. If your vehicle was damaged or sold, please provide documentary evidence.