Disabled Parking Permits

Disabled Parking Permits

In accordance with VicRoads, all Victorian councils have a legal duty to oversee the Disabled Parking Permit Scheme.

Who can apply?

Disabled Parking Permits may be issued to:

  • A driver and/or passenger who meet the eligibility criteria
    There are two permit categories based on the applicant’s need for assistance.  Assessment criteria set by VicRoads will be used by Council staff to determine which permit the applicant is eligible for. Permits are granted from 6 months up to a maximum of 3 years. Permits must be returned to Council if they are no longer required.
  • An organisation transporting individuals who meet the eligibility criteria
    Eligible organisations will receive a category one permit for 12 months.

How do I apply?

  1. Download a disabled parking permit application
  2. Complete the form along with your doctor. Your doctor must complete the relevant section before your application can be processed.
  3. Return the completed form to your local Council office or post to:
    Disabled Parking Permit Application
    Swan Hill Rural City Council
    PO Box 488
    SWAN HILL VIC 3585
Please note:

  • Permits are only issued to residents and organisations located in the Swan Hill Rural City municipality.
  • A driver using the permit must either be the permit holder or parking the vehicle for the convenience of the permit holder who needs to enter or leave the vehicle.

Eligibility criteria

There are two types of Disabled Parking Permits.

Category One (Blue)

A blue permit allows permit holders to park in a bay reserved for disabled motorists, or to park in an ordinary parking bay for the twice the time specified on the sign.

To be eligible for a blue permit:

  • 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, 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.

* A complex walking aid is defined as an aid which has more than one contact point with the ground.

Category Two (Green)

A green permit allows permit holders to park in an ordinary parking bay for the twice the time specified on the sign. Green permit holders are not permitted to park in ‘disabled persons’ parking bays.

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, however they require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken.
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