You might be eligible for an Accessibility Parking Permit if you have a significant injury or disability. You can apply for an Accessible Parking Permit as a driver, passenger or organisation.
You can only have 1 permit at any time and they are only valid for the vehicle that the permit holder is travelling in - as a driver or passenger.
It is free to apply for an Accessible Parking Permit and you can park for free in areas where parking fees apply. However, you can’t park in restricted locations such as clearways, no standing zones, taxi ranks, bus zones and authorised residential areas.
Types of Accessible Parking Permits
There are different types of Accessible Parking Permits. They have different concessions and are categorised based on a person's needs.
Visit the VicRoads website to find out which permit you are eligible for.
Apply or renew permit
Your Accessible Parking Permit does not renew automatically. You must renew it when it expires.
Step 1: Complete the online form
You can apply for an Accessible Parking Permit on the VicRoads website.
You will get a reference number which you will need for step 2.
Step 2: Visit your doctor
After you have applied for a permit online, visit your doctor or occupational therapist.
They will complete an online assessment and submit your application to us.
Step 3: We issue your permit
Once you’ve submitted your form, we’ll send you a confirmation email and mail you your permit within 28 days.
If we have any questions or need any more information, we'll contact you.
We’ll also add or update your details in our customer database.
Replace a lost, stolen or damaged permit
If you need to replace a lost, stolen or damaged permit, you can do this on the VicRoads portal.
If you have lost your permit or it has been stolen, you must submit a statutory declaration detailing how and when the permit was lost or stolen to us. Your statutory declaration must be completed and signed by an authorised witness.
You can submit your completed statutory declaration when you collect your replacement permit.
If your permit is damaged, you must return the damaged permit to our local offices. You can do this after you have completed the form on the VicRoads portal. We’ll then issue you with a new permit.
Download statutory declaration form
Cancel a permit
If a permit has expired, is cancelled or is no longer required, you need to return it to Council offices.
If you misuse your Accessible Parking permit, we may cancel and fine you.
Using a permit interstate
You can use your Accessible Parking Permit interstate. Make sure you check rules and regulations to the state or territory you are travelling to as parking concessions may be different.