Parking Permit Conditions

1.Category Explanations

Category One (Blue) permit

To be eligible for a Category One permit:

  1. a medical practitioner must confirm that the applicant has either an acute or chronic illness in which minimal walking may endanger their health, or
  2. a specialist medical practitioner or clinical psychologist must confirm that the applicant is an extreme danger to themselves and others in a public place without assistance by a carer, or
  3. a medical practitioner must confirm that the applicant has a significant ambulatory disability and 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.

Please Note: a complex walking aid is defined as an aid which has more than one contact point with the ground.

A Category One permit holder may park a vehicle in a parking bay reserved for people with disabilities for the specified time limit only. A Category One permit holder must not park continuously in a parking area for people with disabilities for longer than the period indicated on the sign.

DisablityParkingSign-Example1Example 1 - A parking sign indicating that the parking bay is reserved for Category One permit holders. 

A Category One permit holder may also park a vehicle in any regular parking bay or area (to which a green permissive parking sign applies) for double the period indicated on the sign.

DisablityParkingSign-Example2Example 2 - A permissive parking sign. 

When selecting parking, permit holders must ensure a sign for a restricted parking area (indicated by red signs) will not apply for any part of their intended stay. Any time allowed by a permit stops when a red sign starts. Any extensions to parking time do not apply during the time a red sign is in operation. For example, if a permit holder parks at 3pm and a loading zone is due to commence at 4pm, permit holders are not exempted past 4pm when the loading zone is in operation.

DisablityParkingSign-Example3Example 3 - A restrictive parking sign.

Category Two (Green) permit

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.

A Category Two permit holder may park a vehicle in any regular parking bay or area (to which a green permissive parking sign applies) for double the period indicated on the sign.

DisablityParkingSign-Example2Example 2 - A permissive parking sign. 

When selecting parking, permit holders must ensure a sign for a restricted parking area (indicated by red signs) will not apply for any part of their intended stay. Any time allowed by a permit stops when a red sign starts.

Any extensions to parking time do not apply during the time a red sign is in operation. For example, if a permit holder parks at 3pm and a loading zone is due to commence at 4pm, permit holders are not exempted past 4pm when the loading zone is in operation.

DisablityParkingSign-Example3Example 3 - A restrictive parking sign.  

2.Permit Codes

A category one or two permit may be issued with the following code:

  • Code A – for a driver or passenger who has a significant permanent intellectual or ambulatory disability that is not likely to improve in that person’s lifespan.
  • Code B – for a passenger who has a significant permanent intellectual or ambulatory disability that is not likely to improve in the person’s lifespan.

Please Note: This cannot be used if the driver is the permit holder.

  • Code C – for organisations transporting individuals with a disability (please refer to parking permit for people with disabilities application for an organisation).
  • Code D – for a driver or passenger who has a significant ambulatory disability that is not permanent, but is not likely to improve within six months.

3.Permit Expiry

A permit will expire on the date shown on the permit and is not valid beyond this date. If you hold a code A, B or C permit, you will receive a reminder to apply for a new permit.

Permit holders may apply for a new permit up to two months before the expiry date. Upon expiry, the permit holder must ensure the permit is destroyed.

4.Permit Use

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.

The permit must be securely displayed, hanging from the rear vision mirror so that all of the details are clearly visible through the front windscreen throughout the duration of parking.

Parking conditions and payment requirements can differ from one local council to another and a permit holder should always check the applicable parking sign/s.

A member of Victoria Police or authorised Mornington Peninsula Shire officer may suspend the use of parking bays in areas that have been designated for the use of this parking permit.

Parking is not permitted in restricted locations such as clearways, loading zones, no stopping, taxi only areas, and bus zones.

5.Other conditions

Failure to adhere to this permit’s conditions of issue and use, regardless of the permit holder’s entitlement to the permit, may result in the permit holder incurring a parking infringement notice.

If the permit holder no longer satisfies the eligibility requirements, the permit will cease to be valid and must be returned to the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire reserves the right to cancel a permit at any time.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire reserves the right to change the conditions of issue and use of this permit at any time.

Any permit which is altered, copied, sold or reproduced in any fashion is void and of no effect. In such cases, permits may not be replaced.

Any permit which is obtained as the result of providing false or misleading information is void and of no effect. In such cases, the permit holder will be ineligible to obtain a permit for a period of 12 months from the date of notification.