Disabled Parking Permits
Disabled Persons Parking Permits can be issued for:
- A driver/passenger with a disability (Code A)
- A passenger with a disability (Code B)
- An organisation providing transport for people with a disability (Code C)
- people with a condition requiring a temporary permit (Code D)
Two types of permits are available:
Category One - A permit holder (driver/passenger) is entitled to park a vehicle in a bay reserved for disabled motorists only, for the specific time only, or may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (upon payment of an initial parking fee, if applicable).
Category Two - A permit holder (driver/passenger) may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (upon payment of an initial fee, if applicable).
Who is Eligible?
A person may be eligible for a category one permit if:
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, or he/she cannot access 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.)
If 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 that is not likely to improve in the person's lifespan (Code A or B).
A significant long-term ambulatory disability that is not likely to improve within six months (Code D).
If a specialist medical practitioner or a clinical psychologist indicates 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 be eligible for a category two permit if:
If a medical practitioner indicates that he/she has a significant ambulatory disability or severe illness which does not affect his/her ability to walk distances but will require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken.
Codes A, B and D apply to both categories.
How to Apply
Application forms are available from Yarra Ranges Community Links or you can download one from this page. Permits will only be issued to permanent residents of the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
The applicant, or agent, must fill in the first part of the application. The second part must be completed by a specialist medical practitioner or clinical psychologist for intellectual disabilities, and a medical practitioner for all other disabilities.
The application can be returned to any Yarra Ranges Community Link. Your authority for the medical practitioner/specialist medical practitioner/clinical psychologist is to be signed and given to him/her. Please note that any medical fees associated with the application are the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information contact us on 1300 368 333 or email us.