Car Parking

Car Parking in Frankston City

The majority of on-street parking in Frankston City is free. Time limits apply in some locations and are signed accordingly. Paid parking and time limits do apply in Frankston's city centre and Foreshore areas.

If you’re driving into Frankston city centre from the south (along the Nepean Highway, Young Street or Playne Street), we recommend you utilise the free two hour parking at the Young Street West car park, or the paid all-day car parks at the Frankston Arts Centre, on the Corner of Davey and Young Street or next to Tasman Meats. You can also access Bayside Shopping Centre’s car parks along Thompsons St, Keys Street and Evelyn Street.

If you’re entering from the north (from the Nepean Highway, Fletcher Road or Wells Road), there is private parking available at Bayside Shopping Centre from Fletcher Road, Beach Street and Evelyn Road. And all day parking is available at the Frankston Train Station on Fletcher Road.

Alternatively, shoppers can park for free all day and walk in from Plowman Place, Young Street South, Beauty Park and High Street. Even with works underway, pedestrian access to Frankston City Centre remains accessible everywhere.

Car Parking at Frankston Arts Centre

You can apply for a parking permit for the paid parking area under the Frankston Arts Centre. Fees apply.

Temporary City Centre Parking Changes

Frankston’s city centre is undergoing a revitalisation, with works on the VicRoads’ Young Street Improvement Project now well underway. The project aims to create a safer environment for pedestrians, improve bus operations and provide better connection with the Frankston Station Precinct.

The following temporary car parking changes have been implemented within the Frankston City Centre, bus and taxi locations and Bayside Shopping Centre:

  • The Young Street west car park near Park Lane has introduced new parking arrangements and now offers 2 hours free parking
  • The car park at the corner of Young Street and Davey Street has been converted from 3 hours to all day parking
  • 40 spaces on the north and east side of the Frankston Mechanics Hall has changed from 4 hour to all day parking
  • The parking space on the south side of Wells Street adjacent to Young Street will change from 1 hour parking to a loading zone
  • Bayside Shopping Centre Car Park will charge shoppers to park for 90 minutes for the price of 60, for the duration of the project
  • Young Street bus stops and taxi ranks have been relocated to Beach Street and further south along Young Street between Playne Street and Wells Street

For detailed information about works, traffic information and parking, visit the VicRoads website:

Williams Street, Frankston

Due to the extension of Frankston Hospital car park, new arrangements have been introduced for parking.

Forty on-street car parks on the north side of Williams Street, between Yuille Street and Foot Street, have been allocated to hospital staff permit parking for Monday to Friday between 9am to 6pm. Thirty 3-hour car parks are available to general public parking.

Residential Parking Permits

Residential Parking Permits may be issued to residents in streets where parking restrictions apply. 

Eligible residents are entitled to a maximum of three Residential Parking Permits per household and a maximum of two Residential Parking Permits per unit.

Any Residential Parking Permit issued is only valid for the street named in the Permit.  Residential Parking Permits are not valid in any other location and do not allow the Permit holder to park in prohibited spaces.  The Permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space for the Permit holder.

Permits are valid for 12 months and must be renewed at the end of the 12 month period.  Permits cease to be valid on the expiry date, or on change of residence of the Permit holder, whichever occurs first.

The Residential Parking Permit must be placed in a clearly visible location on the passenger side of the vehicle’s dashboard and be clearly visible from outside the vehicle.

Every Residential Parking Permit and the renewal of the Permit must be applied for in writing on the Residential Parking Permit application form.

Foreshore Parking Permits

Council supplies residential ratepayers and tenants with complimentary foreshore parking permits.

The permits entitle residents to park at seven nominated foreshore locations across Frankston City without payment. Time limits do apply so take notice of signs where you park.

Parking permits are not valid in other areas or parking zones around Frankston City.

In cases where the parking permit displayed does not cover the area in which the vehicle is parked, infringement notices may be issued.

Residential Ratepayers

Ratepayers of residential properties in Frankston City were sent two complimentary foreshore parking permits inside their Annual Rate Notice in 2014 which expire on 30 September 2017. Ratepayers living in Frankston City will receive two new Frankston Foreshore Parking Permit stickers with their Annual Rate Notice in August 2017.

Residential Tenants

Residential tenants can apply for a complimentary 12 month Foreshore parking permit and are responsible for re-applying before their permit expires.

Veteran Affairs (DVA) Gold Card Holders

If you have a Veteran Affairs (DVA) Gold Card you may be entitled to a free parking permit.

Where to apply for a Parking Permit

If you are new to Frankston City or have recently changed your vehicle, you may need a replacement Foreshore Parking Permit.

Residential rate payers are able to apply for one additional permit free of charge (conditions apply) for a third vehicle registered to their property by visiting one of Council's Customer Service Centres.

Visit any of Council's Customer Service Centres to arrange a new permit or phone 1300 322 322.

Parking permits are available from:

Replacement or additional permits exceeding the entitled maximum of three will incur a fee of $60.

Permits apply at the following locations

  • Waterfront North and South Car Parks, Frankston (Melway Ref: 102 B3)
  • Waterfront No 2, opposite the service station (Melway Ref: 102 B4)
  • Nepean Highway, Frankston, beach side between Olivers Hill and Pier Promenade (Melway Ref: 102 B4)
  • Frankston Yacht Club and Long Island Drive (Melway Ref: 100A B7-A8)
  • Wells Street Beach (Frankston Surf Life Saving Club), Frankston (Melway Ref: 100A B6)
  • Seaford Life Saving Club, Seaford (Melway Ref: 99 D4)
  • Keast Park, Seaford (Melway Ref: 97 D10)

Time limits still apply, as specified on signs.

Foreshore parking permits are not valid in any other location and do not allow the holder to park in prohibited spaces such as ‘Loading Zones’ and ‘No Stopping’ areas. Vehicles must park in marked bays only.

New Parking Stickers 2017

Ratepayers living in Frankston City will receive two new Frankston Foreshore Parking Permits ‘round orange’ stickers posted with their Annual Rate Notice in August 2017. The new permits will be valid until 30 September 2020.

Ratepayers living in Frankston City will be able to obtain up to three additional permits at a cost of $80 each. Applications will be available from mid August 2017; however permits will not be issued on-the-spot at Council Customer Service Centres.

Tenants living in Frankston City will be able to obtain up to two permits free-of-charge per address.

Parking on Nature Strips

Under State Government law it is illegal to park on a grassed or landscaped nature strip without a specific exemption, and it is each Council’s responsibility to enforce this law.

The State Government introduced these rules to protect nature strips and the infrastructure located underneath them; and to ensure the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles, particularly when exiting driveways.

If you believe there is a lack of access to on-street parking at your property please contact Council’s Infrastructure Team on 1300 322 322 to discuss potential solutions.

More information on the Victorian Government’s Road Safety Act::

Report Illegal Parking

Report illegal parking to Council via:

Parking near the Civic Centre

If visiting the Frankston City Council's offices, there is a selection of parking area's with various time limits.  Please note the parking area immediately behind the Civic Centre requires a Parking Permit. 

Please Note

All parking time limits and rates are correct at the time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322

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