Am I eligible for a permit?
Having a medical condition or disability does not automatically entitle you to a mobility parking permit.
You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:
- You are unable to walk and always require the use of a wheelchair, or
- Your ability to walk distances is severely restricted by a medical condition or disability. If for example, you require the use of mobility aids, experience severe pain, or breathlessness, or
- You have a medical condition or disability that requires you to have physical contact or close supervision to safely get around and cannot be left unattended. For example, if you experience disorientation, confusion, or severe anxiety.
Your doctor needs to confirm your eligibility, unless you are renewing a long-term permit.
There are two types of permit:
You can apply for a long-term permit if you have a permanent medical condition that affects your mobility. A long-term permit is valid for five years.
You can apply for a short-term permit if you have a temporary medical condition that affects your mobility. These are issued for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months.
A three month, six month or nine month permit may be extended to a maximum of 12 months from the date of issue. This requires confirmation from your doctor that your mobility is still affected.