Commercial parking permit - Cairns Regional Council - Queensland


There are 2 different parking permits for business use - business parking permit and commercial vehicle parking permit.

You will need a business parking permit if you are a city businesses employee and intend to use your vehicle frequently throughout the day and need to access on-street parking close to your business premises.

They are not available for day-to-day employees commuting or for business use where a vehicle is parked on the street all day.

A business parking permit allows you to park on-street at no cost, but you must adhere to parking time limits and other parking restrictions, such as not parking in disability bays, taxi, bus and commercial loading zones.

You will need a commercial vehicle parking permit if you intend to park your sedan, station wagon or motorcycle (which is used for business purposes) to park in a designated commercial vehicle loading zone. Utilities (including dual cabs), panel vans and vans without rear passenger seats and / or seat belts do not need a commercial vehicle parking permit.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1417.50

Business parking. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Parking bay permit fees:

  • annual - $1417.50
  • monthly - $152.00
  • weekly - $58.00
  • daily - $19.00
  • daily (loading zone) - $28.00 per vehicle.

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Transfer process


Permit can also be transferred to a different vehicle. To transfer your permit, you must:

  • return the original permit
  • complete the application form and tick the transfer box
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Administering agency

Cairns Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.