Disabled Parking Permits

Disabled Parking Permits are only available to individuals who live in the Mildura Rural City Council municipality. Individuals who qualify are entitled to a disabled parking permit from one of the following categories:

Category One – Blue permits

To be eligible for a category one permit:

  • a Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has a significant ambulatory disability and they cannot access a vehicle in an ordinary parking bay, or they are required to use a complex walking aid* that prevents access to avehicle in an ordinary parking bay, or
  • a Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has either an acute or chronic illness in which minimal walking may endanger their health, or
  • a Specialist Medical Practitioner or Clinical Psychologist must confirm that an individual is an extreme danger to themselves and others in a public place without assistance by a carer
  • *A complex walking aid is defined as an aid which has more than one contact point with the ground

Category Two – Green permits

To be eligible for a category two permit:

  • A Medical Practitioner must confirm that an individual has a significant ambulatory disability orsevere illness which does not affect their ability to walk, however they require rest breaks when continuous walking is undertaken

Permit types

Code A for a driver/passenger who has a disability
Code B for a passenger who has a disability
Code C for an organisation providing a transport service for people with disabilities

Parking is not permitted in restricted locations such as Clearways, No Standing and No Parking Areas, Taxi Only Areas, Bus Zones, Authorised Resident Areas, Loading Zones etc

Applying for a disabled parking permit

To apply for a disabled parking permit contact Council for an application form, or download one by clicking the link below.

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, who must return both pages to Council.

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. Organisations providing a transport service to the disabled should complete a separate application form.

Displaying your permit

Disabled parking permits must be clearly displayed, so the permit number and expiry date are visible from the exterior of the vehicle. Permits should only be displayed when a vehicle is being used to transport the individual to whom the permit was issued. They cannot be used if the permit holder is not travelling in the vehicle.

Permit renewal

If you have a permanent disability you will be issued with a permit for three years. At the end of this period Council will inform you whether a new application is required to renew the permit. Temporary permits will be issued for a disability that is not likely to improve within six months and a further medical certificate must be presented for renewal of the permit.

Permits issued to organisations are valid for a period of three years.

Permit cancellation

A permit is automatically cancelled after the expiry date and may be cancelled at any time for wilful misuse or breach of the Conditions of Use. Penalties may be imposed for misuse of the permit. Further information is available from Council.

Refusal of an application

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

Travelling interstate

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