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Changes to accessible parking permits

Published 1 April 2021
City of Port Phillip has moved to the Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme following a Victorian Government review of the current disability parking permit scheme. If you're a permit holder, find out what this change means for you.

We have moved to the APP Scheme following the state government review, and will now issue the following parking permits:

Australian Disability Parking (ADP) Permit – formerly the Category 1 Blue Disabled Permit

Double Time (DT) Permit – formerly the Category 2 Green Permit

ADP Organisation Permit – formerly the Blue Organisation Permit.

The new scheme streamlines the application process, making it easier, simpler and consistent across the state. Other improvements include:

  • the introduction of temporary permits for six, 12 or 24 months
  • increased permit length for individuals, from three years to five years
  • the introduction of a permanent disability classification, so reassessments are not required for some renewals
  • a new single and secure state-wide permit design to reduce the misuse of permits
  • the inclusion of occupational therapists as assessors, in addition to GPs.

What do I need to do?

If your permit is expiring soon, or you need to apply for a permit for the first time, log on to accessibleparking.vic.gov.au to start the application process. You can also visit us in person at our ASSIST customer service centres (see portphillip.vic.gov.au/contact-us for opening hours).

Where can I find more information?

Visit our website to find out more: portphillip.vic.gov.au/council-services/parking-in-port-phillip/parking-permits/disabled-persons-parking-permit

 

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