- There are 2 types of permits depending on your disability.
- You can apply for a permit as a driver, passenger or organisation.
- You can apply for a temporary permit.
- A permit is automatically cancelled when it expires.
- You can either renew or reapply for your permit, depending on the code.
- Your permit is valid throughout Australia.
The Disabled Persons' Parking Scheme operates in Victoria. See VicRoads for more information on the scheme.
Two categories of Disabled Parking Permit are available - blue and green - each with different parking concessions based on a person's needs. Which permit you are eligible for is based on the VicRoads assessment criteria.
Parking is free for Disabled Parking Permit holders and fees to park in a space do not apply.
A Disabled Parking Permit doesn't allow you to park in restricted locations such as clearways, no standing and no parking areas, taxi only areas, bus zones, authorised resident areas, and so on.
It's important to note that a Disabled Parking Permit is only valid for the vehicle that the permit holder is travelling in (as a driver or passenger).
How to apply
You can only have 1 Disabled Parking Permit at any one time.
There is no fee for a Disabled Parking Permit.
- Download and complete the relevant form:
- Application for a Disabled Parking Permit (Codes A and B)
- Application for a Disabled Parking Permit organisation (Code C)
- Application for a Disabled Parking Permit temporary (Code D)
- Hardcopy application forms are available from Council offices.
- Submit your application form and any documentation by mail or in person to Council offices.
- Once you’ve submitted your form, within 28 days you'll receive either:
- your permit
- a request for more information; or
- a rejection and the reason why.
To find out what documentation you have to provide with your application, see VicRoads assessment criteria.
Make sure your permit is clearly displayed so the permit number and expiry date are visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
Cancel a permit
A Disabled Parking Permit is automatically cancelled after the expiry date. We can also cancel a permit if it's not used correctly. Penalties can apply if you misuse a permit.
If a permit has expired, is cancelled or is no longer required, you need to return it to Council offices.
Renew a permit
To renew a Code A or Code B permit when it expires, see renew a Disabled Parking Permit.
When a Code C or Code D permit expires, you need to reapply.
Lost, stolen or damaged permits
Using a permit interstate
Disabled Parking Permits are recognised throughout Australia, however, parking concessions may be different in other states and territories. We recommend you check the conditions in the place you are visiting. See VicRoads for more information.