Council is part of the Statewide Disabled Persons Parking Scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to provide people with significant ambulatory or intellectual disabilities with equality of opportunity to access facilities and services throughout the State. Permits issued under this Scheme are also recognised in other States under reciprocal arrangements.
Council administers the scheme in accordance with statewide guidelines, to ensure consistent administrative practices.There are two categories of permits and four types of permits within each category. Eligibility criteria and charges apply. A Doctor will need to sign relevant documentation.
Permits last 3 years and cost $5.50.
Disabled Parking Permit Application (PDF, 29 KB)
For more information, please contact our Direct Care Co-Ordinator on (03) 5349 1100.
Information for Applicants
A statewide Disabled Persons Parking Scheme currently operates in Victoria. The scheme has two categories with varying parking concession based on the applicants need for assistance.
Under category one, permit holders with significant intellectual or ambulatory disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria are entitled to park a vehicle in a bay reserved for disabled motorists only, for the specified time only, or may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (upon payment of any initial parking fee, if applicable).
Under category two, permit holders who require rest breaks when walking may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (upon payment of any initial parking fee, if applicable.)
Category two permit holders are not permitted to park in disabled persons parking bays.
Types of Permits
Code A: For a disabled driver / passenger
Code B: For a disabled passenger
Code C: For an organisation providing transport service for people with disabilities
Code D: for a temporary permit
Who is eligible?
A person may hold only one disabled persons parking permit and be eligible if:
- A Medical Practitioner indicates that he/she has significant ambulatory disability such that he/she is required to use a complex walking aid that prevents access to a vehicle in a standard sized parking bay (Code A or B). A complex walking aid is defined as an aid which has more than one contact point with the ground
- A Medical Practitioner certifies that he/she has either an acute or chronic illness in which minimal walking may endanger his/her health acutely or in the long term (Code A or B)
- A significant permanent ambulatory disability is a disability that is not likely to improve the persons lifespan (Code A or B)
- A significant long - term ambulatory disability is a disability that is not likely to improve within six months (Code D)
- A Specialist Medical Practitioner or a Clinical Psychologist indicates that he/she has a significant intellectual disability such that he/she is an extreme danger to himself/herself and others in a public place without continuous attendance by a caregiver (Code B).
A person may only hold one disabled persons parking permit and be eligible if:
- A Medical Practitioner indicates that he/she has a significant ambulatory disability or severe illness which does not affect their ability to walk distances by will require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken
- Codes A, B and D apply to both categories
Parking is not permitted in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Standing and No Parking Areas, Taxi Only Areas, Bus Zones, Authorised Resident Areas etc.
If you are eligible for the scheme you should receive a copy of the "Conditions of Use" with your permit.
How to apply
Application forms are available from municipal councils. Permits will only be issued to permanent residents of a municipality. The first part of the application form must be completed by you or your agent. The rest of the application form should be completed by the Specialist Medical Practitioner for all other disabilities and the medical practitioner for all other disabilities, who must return both pages to the council in which you reside (at the council's expense). You or your agent are responsible for any fees incurred in the completion of the form. Your authority for the Medical Practitioner / Specialist Medical Practitioner / Clinical Psychologist to release medical information, is to be signed and given to him/her. An organisation providing a transport service to the disabled is required to complete a separate application form.
If you have a permanent disability you will be issued with a permit for three years. At the end of this period you will need to complete a new application and have it authorised by a Medical Practitioner.