Commercial vehicle (Cairns) - Queensland


You will need this permit if you have a vehicle that you use for commercial purposes and the vehicle is other than a goods carrying vehicle such as a utility, panel van and the like. A vehicle constructed, fitted or equipped for the carriage of people i.e. has seats and seat belts such as a sedan or station wagon must obtain a commercial vehicle permit to be entitled to park in a commercial vehicle loading zone. This permit will enable you to stand for the permitted time in commercial loading zones while conducting business.

Service type


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


This licence remains in effect for one year.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Local law(s) name

Cairns Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Cairns Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 1 (Administration) 2016

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


This licence cannot be transferred. If you sell the vehicle, the commercial vehicle permit must be removed from the vehicle.

If the new owner requires a commercial vehicle permit, they must make separate application.

If the new vehicle purchased replaces the old vehicle with the commercial vehicle permit please contact Council and advise the new vehicle registration details. Upon notification, a new permit will be issued to the permit holder. A fee applies for a replacement permit.

Additional information

This licence is regulated under Cairns Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 - Schedule 29 Prescribed Activity: Parking in a loading zone by displaying a commercial vehicle identification label

Business uses: Delivery drivers, couriers

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Cairns Regional Council

Operating address: 119 - 145 Spence Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO BOX 359
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 07 4044 3044
Fax: 07 4044 3022
Website: Cairns Regional Council (Opens in new window)