Disabled persons parking permit

A Disabled Persons or Accessible parking permit is available fo free for drivers in the City of Port Phillip.

Disabled Parking Permits

There have been changes to the Disability Parking Permit Scheme in Victoria to better align with the Australian Disability Parking Permit Scheme.

From 22 March 2021, City of Port Phillip moves to the Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme, which 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 Blue Organisation Permit.

Permits for individuals

Only residents of the City of Port Phillip are eligible to apply for a Disabled Persons Permit.

There is no fee for a Permit.

**Applications will not be accepted without identification confirming you are a resident of City of Port Phillip

An individual is entitled to hold only one disability parking permit in Victoria. Additional copies are not available.

The permit:

  • Must only be displayed when the vehicle is being used to transport the individual to whom the permit was issued. The permit cannot be used if the permit holder is not travelling in the vehicle.
  • Must be clearly displayed so the permit number and expiry date are visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
  • Does not permit parking in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Stopping, No Parking, taxi only, bus zone, and authorised resident areas.

Permits for organisations

These permits are for organisations transporting individuals who live in Port Phillip. Eligible organisations will receive a permit for 12 months.

There is no fee for an Organisational Disabled Parking Permit.

This permit authorises the permit holder to park:

  • in designated disability parking bays
  • for twice as long as indicated by a permissive parking sign
  • in a paid parking zone within the City of Port Phillip without paying the required fee.

The permit:

  • Must be clearly displayed so the permit number and expiry date are visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
  • Does not permit parking in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Stopping, No Parking, taxi only, bus zone, 1/2P, 1/4P and authorised resident areas.

Disabled Permit for organisation types

There are four permit categories for organisations:

  • Code A: driver or passenger with a disability
  • Code B: passenger only with a disability
  • Code C: organisation providing a transport service, such as a bus service, for large groups of people with disabilities
  • Code D: temporary permit.

Applying for an Organisational Disabled Parking Permit

Applications for Organisational Disabled Parking Permits must come from the organisation’s CEO, manager or a senior executive. The written request must:

  • be printed on the organisation’s official letterhead
  • outline why the permit is required
  • outline the permit’s weekly frequency of use
  • include the registration details of the vehicle that will use the permit.

Applying for a Permit or renewing a Permit

Please use the below process if applying prior to Monday 22nd March 2021

To submit an application, apply for disabled persons' permits online or submit a disabled persons' parking scheme application form (PDF 213 KB).

A medical report must be completed and attached to the application.

The application must also include one piece of identification listing your address:

  • drivers licence
  • pension card
  • utility bill issued in the past eight weeks (gas, electricity, water or telephone).

Category One Permit (Blue)

The Blue permit is a three-year permit that authorises the permit holder to:

  • park in designated disability parking bays
  • park for twice as long as indicated by a permissive parking sign
  • park in a paid parking zone within the Port Phillip without paying the required fee.

To be eligible for a Blue permit, you must meet one of the following:

  • 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. A complex walking aid is defined as an aid which has more than one contact point with the ground.
  • A medical practitioner must confirm that an individual has either an acute or chronic illness in which minimal walking may endanger their health.
  • 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 Two Permit (Green)

  • The Green permit is a three-year permit that authorises the permit holder to park for twice as long as indicated by a permissive parking sign
  • To be eligible for a Category Two permit, a medical practitioner must confirm that an individual has a significant ambulatory disability or severe illness which does not affect their ability to walk, but does require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken

Note: Category Two Permits are not exempt from paid parking fees.

Temporary Disability Parking Permit

  • A Temporary Category One or Two permit may be issued to an individual whose ability to walk is significantly restricted on a temporary basis and is not likely to improve within six months
  • The Permit assessment criteria is the same as for the Green permit. Applicants need to provide medical evidence of the condition.

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