Disabled parking permit

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(Medical Practitioners and Organisations Only)

Who can apply? Where can I park? How can I apply? How do I use my permit? When will I receive my permit? Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Who can apply?

Individuals

A disabled parking permit is available for drivers and passengers living in the City of Casey with a permanent or temporary disability.

To apply for an individual permit, make an appointment with your doctor (medical practitioner, specialist medical practitioner or clinical psychologist) and have them complete the application form. 

Organisations

Organisations based in the City of Casey that transport people with disabilities are also eligible for disabled parking permits.

You do not need to consult a doctor. However, you must attach a cover letter, which addresses the following:

  • why does your organisation require the permit/s
  • if more than 10 permits are required, how many additional permits are needed
  • why are the additional permits required.

How can I apply?

Apply Online
(Medical Practitioners and Organisations Only)

If your doctor is unable to apply online, print and complete the Disabled Parking Permit Application Form (621kb).

To apply for an individual permit, a doctor must complete the application form.

When will I receive my permit?

If you and your doctor apply online, Council will post your permit within 10 working days. If urgent, you can collect your permit from a Customer Service Centre within one business day after applying. If you do not collect the permit within this time, it will be posted to you.

If you and your doctor apply via the print form, you can submit the completed application at a Customer Service Centre to receive your permit immediately. Or, post or email your completed application and Council will post your permit within 10 business days.

Where can I park?

Based on your application, you may receive either a Category One or Category Two permit.

Category One (Wide Space) Disabled Parking Permit

Category One - Wide Space

Can: Cannot:
  • park in allocated disabled parking bays for the designated time
  • park in any non-allocated parking bay for twice the designated time.
  • park for longer than twice the designated time
  • park without paying any appropriate fees.
Category Two (Double Time) Disabled Parking Permit

Category Two - Double Time

Can: Cannot:
  • park in any non-allocated parking bay for twice the designated time
  • park in allocated disabled parking bays
  • park for longer than twice the designated time
  • park without paying any appropriate fees.
 
Organisations are only eligible for a Category One permit.

How do I use my permit?

  • Ensure you are the driver or passenger of the vehicle displaying the permit.
  • Display your permit so the expiry date and number is visible from outside of the vehicle.
  • Check your permit has not expired.

If you are stopped by an Authorised Officer, you may be asked to:

  • state your name and address
  • produce your driver's licence
  • produce your valid disabled parking permit
  • show proof that the permit holder is present in the vehicle.

If the Authorised Officer deems that your permit is invalid, or that there is insufficient proof the permit holder is present, you will be asked to move the vehicle from the reserved place.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. If you do not wish to apply online, print and complete the Disabled Parking Permit Application Form (621kb).

Please note: You must complete the form with a doctor if applying for an individual permit. 

The form can be submitted to Council via email, post or in person.

The City of Casey does not charge any fees for the permit.

If your permit has expired, you may be eligible for a renewal.

To renew an expiring permanent permit (your permit number will begin with A or B), please contact Council to confirm if a new application is required to renew.

To renew an expiring temporary permit (your permit number will begin with D), you must re-apply with a doctor.

To renew an organisation permit, you must also re-apply.

It is your responsibility to ensure your permit is still valid.

To apply for a permit, you can visit a medical practitioner, specialist medical practitioner or a clinical psychologist.

Yes. If you are unable to drive, you can receive a Passenger Only permit. This allows anyone driving you to park in a disabled parking bay, or for twice the designated time depending on the permit.

Note: the permit can only be displayed when the permit holder is present.

No. You can only apply for a permit with the council in which you live.

Yes. If you are the appointed agent of a person with a disability, you may apply on their behalf. Please visit a doctor with the Applicant to apply for the permit.

For more information on who can be considered an agent, please see When a patient cannot consent to medical treatment on the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate website.

No. Category One permit holders who park in an allocated disabled parking bay must obey the time limit specified on the parking bay sign.

Category One and Two permit holders who park in any non-allocated parking bay can park for twice the duration specified on the parking bay sign. For example, if parking in a 2P zone, you may park for four hours.

It is your responsibility to pay for any appropriate parking fees and to ensure you do not park for longer than permitted.

For more information see above Where can I park? or visit the VicRoads Disability Parking webpage.

No. You are not permitted to park in any restricted locations such as Clearways, No Stopping, No Parking Areas, Taxi Only Areas, Bus Zones, and Authorised Resident Areas.

Visit the VicRoads Disability Parking webpage for more information.

No. You must either be the driver or passenger of the vehicle displaying the permit.

Yes. Your permit is recognised Australia-wide. However, you should find out the different conditions that may apply in the State or Territory you plan to visit.

Visit the VicRoads Disability Parking webpage for more information.

If your permit is lost, stolen or damaged, you must submit a Statutory Declaration to Council along with any supporting documentation (e.g a police report). Please contact Council for more information.

Yes. Your permit 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.

The permit must be returned within seven days of being instructed to do so. The permit remains the property of the City of Casey.

Yes. If your application is refused, the City of Casey will provide a reason for refusal. You are then welcome to seek a second opinion from another doctor for the City of Casey to reconsider your application.

Please contact Council for more information.