The Disabled Persons Parking Scheme is a state-wide scheme designed to assist those people who need either extra space to get in or out of their vehicle or extra time in order to carry out activities.

Parking is not permitted in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Stopping, No Parking Areas, Taxi Only Areas, Bus Zones, Red signed areas and Authorised Resident Areas.

Types of Disabled Parking Permits

You are entitled to hold only one Disabled Persons Parking Permit. Disabled Persons Parking Permits come in either a Category 1 permit (which is blue) or a Category 2 permit (which is green). A Disabled Persons Parking Permit is valid for 3 years.

Category 1

A category 1 permit allows you to either use the blue disabled parking bays or to park in a timed normal parking area for twice the specified time (after any payment for the original time).

Category 2

A category 2 permit allows you to park for twice the specified time but does not allow you to park in spaces designated as disabled parking areas.

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on the current VicRoads eligibility criteria for the Disabled Persons Parking Scheme.

To be eligible for a category 1 permit:

  • A Medical Practitioner must confirm that you have a significant ambulatory disability and you cannot access a vehicle in an ordinary parking bay, or they are required to use a complex walking aid (an aid which has more than one contact point with the ground) prevents access to a vehicle in an ordinary parking bay , or
  • A Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has either an acute or chronic illness in which minimal walking may endanger their health, or
  • 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.

To be eligible for a category 2 permit:

A Medical Practitioner must confirm that you have a significant ambulatory disability or severe illness which does not affect your ability to walk, however you require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken.

Sub categories

Within the categories 1 or 2, Councils may issue permits as follows:

  • Code A: For a driver or passenger who has a significant intellectual or ambulatory disability
  • Code B: For a passenger who has a significant intellectual or ambulatory disability
  • Code C: For organisations transporting individuals with a disability
  • Code D: For a temporary permit

A significant intellectual or ambulatory disability that is not likely to improve in an individual’s lifespan (Code A or Code B).  A significant long-term ambulatory disability that is not likely to improve within 6 months (Code D).

Temporary Disabled Persons Parking Permit

A temporary Disabled Persons Parking Permit will be issued if a medical practitioner certifies that you have a significant long-term ambulatory disability which is not permanent but is not likely to improve within 6 months.

Organisational Disability Parking Permits

Organisations transporting individuals who meet the eligibility criteria are required to complete a separate Disabled Permit Application for a Business.

Eligible organisations will receive a permit for 12 months.

Displaying your permit

The permit must only be displayed when the vehicle is being used to transport the permit holder.  The permit must be clearly displayed so the permit number and expiry date are visible from the exterior of the vehicle. When your permit is not in use it is advisable to keep it out of sunlight and be kept in your glove box.

Applying for a Disabled Persons Parking Permit

To apply you need to download, complete and submit a Parking Permit for Persons’ with Disabilities Application Form. Permits will only be issued to permanent residents of Wyndham City.

The first page of the application form must be completed by you or your agent. The second page of the application must be completed by a Specialist Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist for intellectual disabilities, or a Medical Practitioner for all other disabilities.  Your authority for the Medical practitioner/Specialist Medical Practitioner/Clinical Psychologist to release medical information must be signed.

Renewing a Disabled Persons Parking Permit

Wyndham City will be send out a renewal form in the mail approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your current permit expiring.

If you haven't received your renewal form, you can download a Renewal - Parking Permit for Persons with Disabilities form or collect a form from at the front counter of the Civic Centre at 45 Princes Highway, Werribee. You must complete and submit the renewal form. A new permit will be mailed to you within 7 business days. 

The permit is valid for a further 3 years. Please note permits will not be issued at the front counter unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Renewing Temporary permit (Category 1 or 2)

If you hold a temporary disability permit you will not be sent a renewal form. If you still require a disabled persons’ parking permit you will need to reapply and have your doctor/specialist complete a new application. Wyndham City will assess your application and if it is approved a new permit will be sent to you by mail.

Organisational Disabled Persons Parking Permit

You will have at least 7 working days before your permit expires. You will need to complete a renewal applicationand return it to Wyndham City (you can download this application form from our website www.wyndham.vic.gov.au or you can complete one at the front counter at 45 Princes Highway, Werribee). Council will then send out the new permit to you in the mail.

Please Note:  Expired permits must be surrendered to Wyndham City.

Lost or misplaced Disabled Persons Parking Permit

If your permit is lost, stolen or damaged or otherwise deemed unusable, the applicant or applicant’s agent must complete a Honorary Declaration indicating why the permit needs to be replaced.

Wyndham City will replace the permit upon receiving the Honorary Declaration. This may be renewed at the counter or within the next working day if you are unable to wait.

Cancellation of a Disabled Persons Parking Permit

A permit is automatically cancelled after the expiry date and may be cancelled at any time for wilful misuse or breach of the ‘Conditions of Use’. Penalties may be imposed for misuse of the permit.

A permit is not valid if:

  • It has expired or the permit number or expiry date is not legible or visible from the outside of the vehicle
  • Your eligibility for the permit has changed
  • Your permit is not clearly displayed in the windscreen; with the expiry date and permit number visible from outside the vehicle

When requested by an Authorised Officer, a driver using the permit must:

  • State his/her name and address
  • Produce his/her driver licence
  • Produce the relevant valid disabled persons’ parking permit
  • Show proof that he/she or a passenger in the vehicle is the permit holder; and remove the vehicle from the reserved place, if the officer deems that the permit is invalid or that there is insufficient proof that the driver or passenger of the vehicle is the permit holder
  • A driver using the permit must either be the permit holder or must be parking the vehicle for the convenience of the permit holder who needs to enter or leave the vehicle
  • The permit remains the property of the issuing council and must be returned within seven (7) days of notification that such return is required
  • A person may only have one (1) permit
  • An organisation may hold more than one (1) permit but must justify in writing to the council the number of permits required or any increase in the number permits required. An organisation may also hold a trip specific permit

Refusal of an Application

If Wyndham City refuses your application we will give reasons for our decision in writing and reconsider your application if you seek a second opinion from another Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am from interstate, can I use my disabled persons parking permit?

Yes, you may use your current interstate Disabled Persons Parking Permit but you should check with any local authorities to determine specific requirements. Permit holders from interstate displaying the Australian Disability Parking Permit or the Queensland ‘red permit’ will be recognised in Victoria.

I am travelling interstate, can I use my disabled persons parking permit?

Victorian Disabled Persons Parking Permits are recognised in all Australian states and territories. Parking concession may be different in other states and territories and individuals should check the conditions applying to the Disabled Person Parking scheme in the relevant state or territory.

I am visitor from overseas, can I use my disabled persons parking permit?

Overseas visitors are advised to bring a current permit with them when travelling to Australia.

In Victoria, a temporary permit for a holder of an overseas Disability Persons Parking Permit may be arranged, before arrival, through VicRoads. Apply at least 1 month prior to arrival by email, facsimile or by post, enclosing a copy of your overseas Disabled Persons Parking Permit together with dates of arrival in, and departure from Australia, and the address when first arriving in Australia.

Temporary permit

Your temporary permit will be recognised throughout Australia, subject to local regulations being followed in states and territories.

Conditions of use

A permit is not valid if:

  • It has expired or the permit number or expiry date is not legible or visible from the outside of the vehicle.
  • Your eligibility for the permit has changed
  • Your permit is not clearly displayed in the windscreen; with the expiry date and permit number visible from outside the vehicle

Request for information

When requested by an Authorised Officer, a driver using the permit must:

  • State his/her name and address
  • Produce his/her driver licence
  • Produce the relevant valid disabled persons’ parking permit
  • Show proof that he/she or a passenger in the vehicle is the permit holder; and remove the vehicle from the reserved place, if the officer deems that the permit is invalid or that there is insufficient proof that the driver or passenger of the vehicle is the permit holder
  • A driver using the permit must either be the permit holder or must be parking the vehicle for the convenience of the permit holder who needs to enter or leave the vehicle

The permit remains the property of Wyndham City and must be returned within 7 days of notification the following:

  • A person may only have 1 permit
  • An organisation may hold more than one (1) permit but must justify in writing to Wyndham City the number of permits required or any increase in the number permits required
  • An organisation may also hold a trip specific permit
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