Don’t forget to get your FREE parking permit

Residents, ratepayers, businesses, employees and carers in the Blue Mountains are urged to apply for free parking permits, now that the grace registration period ended on 1 December 2023.
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More than 85% of residents have signed up for permits, to park for free.

Rangers are now issuing warnings to those who have not paid to park where smart parking applies in the Blue Mountains – including those who are eligible for free parking permits but have not yet applied.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: “Free permits are still available for our community and we urge everyone to sign up as soon as possible.

“Paid parking is being introduced to town centres, and key visitation sites, in the Blue Mountains Local Government Area so that visitors can contribute to the critical renewal of infrastructure, as well as the delivery of services and facilities.

“This follows multiple natural disasters that have left a $400 million damage bill in our City.”

Throughout October and November 2023, parking meters have been installed a key visitation locations at:

  • Cahill’s Lookout, Katoomba
  • Raymond Road within the Echo Point Precinct
  • Gordon Falls, Leura
  • Wentworth Falls Lake, Wentworth Falls.

Throughout December and January 2023, parking meters will be installed a key visitation locations at:

  • Blackheath Memorial Park, Blackheath
  • Narrow Neck Lookout, Katoomba
  • Katoomba Falls off-street parking areas, adjacent to Cliff View Lookout and Katoomba Cascades
  • Sublime Point, Leura
  • Wentworth Falls Lake, Wentworth Falls
  • Knapsack Viaduct Carpark, Glenbrook.

Council will be consulting with residents within these precincts regarding the rollout and to manage overflow parking.

Illegal parking, including exceeding existing time limits, will continue to incur fines.

  • Apply for a permit online. Go to and click on ‘Apply for a Parking Permit’ to start.
  • Call the Permit Hotline 1300 322 263 for assistance.
  • Visit one of our Customer Contact Centres in Katoomba or Springwood. Please bring vehicle registration papers when visiting our Customer Contact Centres.

Get more information on how to apply for permits. Go to for more.

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