Car Parking

Below you will find parking information for Frankston City including resident foreshore parking permits.

Car Parking in Frankston City

The majority of on-street parking in Frankston City is free, except on the foreshore.  Time limits and permits apply in some locations and are signed accordingly.

Off- street parking is provided by Council and private operators, including Bayside and Karingal Hub.  Most of the off-street parking in the city centre is paid parking.

Free off-street commuter parking is available adjacent to the Frankston, Kananook and Seaford railways stations.

Car Parking at Frankston Arts Centre

Permanent and Day Parking account options are available at the Frankston Arts Centre.  Please email for more information.

Stay Informed About Upcoming Works

Car Parking Changes

The following car parks have reverted back to their original conditions after the Level Crossing Removal Works:

  • Fletcher Road car park - 122 Young Street, Frankston
  • Playne Street car park - Corner of Playne, Young and Davey Streets
  • Mechanics Institute car park - Corner of Bay Street and Plowman Place

Please refer to signage at these locations before choosing to park.

More Information 

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

Chisholm Parking Changes

Redevelopment works are underway at Chisholm Institute on Fletcher Road.  Every effort is being made to to ensure there will be no loss of parking spaces during the course of their building works.

More information 

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.

A Residential Parking Permit 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 holder to park in prohibited spaces.

A Residential Parking Permit may also be used for vehicles visiting your address.

A Residential parking Permit must be clearly displayed at the lower left corner of the front windscreen and clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle at all times when parking in the street specified on the Permit.

Permits expire at midnight on the expiry date shown on the permit.

Permits cease to be valid when the permit holder has a change of residence. The permit is not transferable to the new occupier.

A Residential Parking Permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space for the Permit holder.

Failure to display a permit correctly may result in an Infringement.

Applications and Renewals for Residential Parking Permits must be made on the ‘Residential Parking Permit application form’ via the link below. Proof must be provided of occupancy of a dwelling.

Veteran Affairs (DVA) Gold Card Holders

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

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::

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. 

Report Faulty Ticket Machines

Please report faulty ticket machines to Council on 1300 322 322.


Please Note

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