Disabled Parking Permit
Central Goldfields Shire Council issues parking permits to individuals with a disability as part of the Victorian Disabled Persons Parking Scheme. The permit holder can be a driver, passenger or organisation that supports those who meet the criteria.
Using a permit
A disabled parking permit allows the permit holder/s to park their vehicle where there is a green or blue permissive parking sign.
If you hold a disabled person's parking permit, parking is not allowed in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Stopping, No Parking Areas, Taxi Only Areas, Bus Zones and Authorised Resident Areas.
Category one blue
Category one permits are for those with significant intellectual or ambulatory disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria. The permit entitles you to park:
- In a special bay reserved for people with a disability for the specified time only
- In any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (parking fees must be paid, if applicable).
Your eligibility must be confirmed by a medical practitioner as part of the application process.
Category two green
This permit is for people who need rest breaks when walking. Your eligibility must be confirmed by a medical practitioner as part of the application process.
Temporary permits can be issued to an individual whose ability to walk is significantly restricted on a temporary basis and is not likely to improve within six months.
Category two permit holders may park a vehicle in any ordinary area or bay for twice the specified time (having paid parking fees, if applicable). These permits do not entitle holders to park in special disabled persons' parking bays.
Types of disability parking permits
Within the categories, Council issues permits to:
- A driver or passenger who has a significant intellectual or ambulatory disability (Code A)
- A passenger who has a significant intellectual or ambulatory disability (Code B)
- Organisations transporting individuals with a disability (Code C)
- A temporary permit (Code D)
Renew or apply for a permit
If you wish to apply for a permit or if your existing permit is about to expire or has expired, download and complete the Disability Parking Permit Application Form(PDF, 221KB).
Once complete, you must submit the Application Form, along with payment ($11) in person to Council's Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.
Permits are automatically cancelled after the expiry date and may be cancelled at any time if you misuse it or breach the conditions of use.
For more general information relating to disability parking rules, visit the VicRoads website.
For more information about Council's aged care and disability services, visit the Aged Care and Disability Services page.