Disabled Parking Permit

1. Overview

A Disabled Parking Scheme currently operates in Victoria, providing parking concessions based on the applicant’s need for assistance.  The current scheme provides for two permit categories with varying parking concessions based on the applicant’s need for assistance.  The permit must only be displayed when the vehicle is being used to transport the individual to whom the permit was issued. It cannot be used if the permit holder is not travelling in the vehicle.

  • Permits must be clearly displayed so the permit number and expiry date are visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
  • Parking is not permitted in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Stopping, No Parking Areas, Taxi Only Areas, Bus Zones, and Authorised Resident Areas.
  • An individual is entitled to hold only one disability parking permit.

Category One:

Permit holders with significant intellectual or ambulatory disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria are entitled to park a vehicle in a special bay reserved for people with a disability only, for the specified time only, or may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (upon payment of any initial parking fee, if applicable).  Learn more on the VicRoads website

Category Two:

Permit holders who require rest breaks when walking may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (upon payment of any initial parking fee, if applicable). The permit label should be carried by the permit holder when he/she is not being transported in a vehicle. Category two permit holders are not permitted to park in special disabled persons’ parking bays.  Learn more on the VicRoads website

2. How to Apply for a Disabled Parking Permit

Disabled Parking permits may be allocated for a driver, passenger or both. To obtain a disabled parking permit an application form needs to be completed by the applicant and their doctor and then returned to us. On return of the application form an assessment criteria set by 'VicRoads' will be used to determine what category permit the applicant is eligible for.  

For individuals:

Apply online


Download and complete the Disabled Persons Parking Permit Application Form(PDF, 203KB)

For organisations: 

Download and complete: the Organisations Disabled Persons Parking Permit Application Form(DOCX, 171KB)

Further Information: 

Download: Information about the Disabled Parking Permit(PDF, 74KB)

Application forms are also available from our Customer Service centres:

Rosebud, 90 Besgrove Street (Melway: 170 A4)
Mornington, 2 Queen Street (Melway: 104 D10)
Hastings, 21 Marine Parade (Melway: 154 K11)
Somerville, 1085 Frankston-Flinders Road, within Somerville Library (Melway: 107 F12)

or you can contact us 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000.

Permits will only be issued to established residents of the Mornington Peninsula Shire. The first part of the application form must be completed by you or your agent. The rest of the application form should be completed by the Specialist Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist for intellectual disabilities and the Medical Practitioner for all other disabilities.

The completed form must then be returned to the Shire. You or your agent are responsible for any fees incurred in the completion of the form. Your authority for the Medical Practitioner/Specialist Medical Practitioner/Clinical Psychologist to release medical information, is to be signed and given to him/her. An organisation providing a transport service for the disabled is required to complete a separate application form.

3. Permit Renewal

When your permit is approximately 6 weeks from expiring, you will receive a letter with an application to renew your permit.

If you have not received an application for renewal, or if you're concerned it may not arrive in time, you can:

  • Contact us and we can organise for a new application to be sent to you


  • Apply using the standard Disabled Persons Parking Permit Application Form

Download: Disabled Persons Parking Permit Application Form(PDF, 203KB)

Apply online

4. Permit Cancellation

A permit is automatically cancelled after the expiry date and may be cancelled at any time due to willful misuse or breach of the Conditions of Use. Penalties may also be imposed for misuse of the permit. Further information may be obtained by contacting Customer Service on: 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000.

5. Refusal of an Application

Where an application is refused, the Shire will give reasons for its decision in writing and reconsider your application if you need a second opinion from another Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist.

6. Travelling Interstate

Permits are recognised elsewhere in Australia. Parking concessions may be different in other States and Territories and you should check the conditions of use to the Disabled Persons Parking Scheme in the relevant State or Territory you intend to visit.

Please contact VicRoads or visit their website on the link below for further information including interstate schemes.

7. Damaged, Lost or Stolen Disabled Parking Permit

Please contact us to have your permit replaced on: 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000.
TTY users: phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 850 600.
Speak & Listen: (speech-to-speech) users: phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 850 600.
Internet relay users: connect to NRS via the link below and then ask for 1300 850 600.

8. The Accessible Parking Permit Scheme

Victoria is transitioning to the new Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme and online administration system.

From 22 March 2021, Mornington Peninsula Shire will be transitioning to the new APP Scheme. Our residents and organisations who require a new permit, or need to renew or replace a permit, will need to apply with the new application process.

The new APP Scheme will streamline the application process, making it easier, simpler and consistent across the state. The new permit also will better align with the COAG 2010 Australian Disability Parking Permit Scheme (ADPS).

Improvements to the Scheme include:

  • introduction of temporary permits for 6, 12 or 24 months,
  • increased permit length, from 3 years to 5 years for individuals
  • introduction of a permanent disability classification, so reassessments are not required for some people’s future permit renewals,
  • a new single and secure state-wide permit design that will reduce the misuse of permits,
  • the inclusion of occupational therapists as assessors, in addition to GPs, and
  • Double Time (green permits) and permits for organisations will continue under the new scheme.

For further information on the new scheme, please visit the Vic Roads website.