Disability Parking permit

Victorian Disabled Persons’ Parking Scheme

What is it?

A disability parking permit does not entitle the permit holder to free parking, unless stated on the permissive parking sign. Parking can differ from one local council to another and permit holders should always check the permissive parking sign.

Application forms are available from your local council. Permits will only be issued to residents living in the council area.

Eligibility

A Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist must confirm the application is suitable.

Category one

To be eligible for a category one permit:

  • a Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has a significant ambulatory disability and they cannot access a vehicle in an ordinary parking bay, or they are required to use a complex walking aid* that prevents access to a vehicle in an ordinary parking bay, or
  • a Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has either an acute or chronic illness in which minimal walking may endanger their health, or
  • a Specialist Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist must confirm that an individual is an extreme danger to themselves and others in a public place without assistance by a carer

Category one permit holders are entitled to park for twice as long as indicated by a permissive parking sign and may park in reserved disability parking bays.

Category Two

  • A Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has a significant ambulatory disability or severe illness which does not affect their ability to walk, however they require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken.

Category two permit holders are entitled to park for twice as long as indicated by a permissive parking sign.

Further Information

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/disability-parking