What can I use it for?

A permit allows you to park in mobility parking spaces and enjoy concessions in standard parking spaces. There are a range of concessions in each region so it is important to find out the rules in your local area.

What are the parking concessions?Photo of a woman transfering from her silver car to her wheelchair

Check the rules for mobility parking near you because concessions vary from region to region. We have outlined below the types of concessions that might be available. Please note that you need to display your permit to take advantage of these concessions - otherwise you could receive a $150 parking fine.

Pay and display

When you park in a metered park, or in a pay and display zone, and display your mobility parking permit, you can pay for one hour and get an additional 30 minutes (minimum) free. This is a concession that acknowledges that people with mobility issues can take longer to get back to their vehicle.

Extended free parking

In time-restricted zones, where free parking is allowed for set times (e.g. P30, P120), some councils provide longer free parking for people displaying valid mobility parking permits. Check the rules for mobility parking near you.

Please note: A mobility parking permit does not entitle you to free parking. Other than where it is specified by concessions, normal parking fees apply.

Use your concessions where possible

Mobility parking spaces are wider than standard parking spaces to allow people to get in and out of a vehicle with wheelchairs or mobility aids. So if you don't need a wider space, why not just use your parking concessions instead. This will free up a precious space for someone that needs the extra width.

What can't you do as a permit holder?

Your permit does not allow you to break the parking rules, or park illegally. It doesn't allow you to stop, stand or park:

  • on clearways
  • in bus lanes
  • on broken yellow lines
  • on bus stops
  • on taxi stands
  • on goods loading zones
  • on no stopping zones
  • all day parking on metered spaces or restricted zones
  • anywhere else where stopping or parking is not permitted, this includes double parking.