Disabled parking permits

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The City of Greater Bendigo issues parking permits to people with a disability as part of the Victorian Disabled Persons Parking Scheme.

Permit applications must be filled out by a medical practitioner. The scheme has two permit categories, blue category 1 and green category 2. These 2 permit types are issued based on the applicant’s needs as assessed by a medical practitioner.

Individuals can only have one disabled parking permit, multiple permits will not be provided for use in multiple vehicles, homes or for multiple carers.

VicRoads disability parking rules

For more general information regarding disability parking rules, please visit https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/disability-parking

If your permanent permit is about to expire or has just expired, please complete our online renewal form.

If your permanent permit expired more than two months ago, you may need to complete a new application. Please contact the City of Greater Bendigo for further information regarding the renewal of your permit.

Temporary permit holders can't renew their permit and must apply for a new permit once it has expired. 

 

Your eligibility must be confirmed and the form filled out by by a medical practitioner as part of the application process. The type of permit you receive will depend on what needs are indicated by the medical doctor in the application form.

Download the application forms below:

Blue category 1 permit holders can be drivers or passengers. 

Category one permits are for people with significant intellectual or ambulatory disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria. 

To be eligible for a blue category 1 permit, individuals must have a disability which requires:

  • the use of an aid to move around such as a walking frame, wheelchair or other aid with 4 points of contact with the ground.
  • additional space to access a vehicle due to their disability

The disability must be permanent or likely to last for longer than 6 months

Organisations which transport individuals who meet the above criteria are also eligible for blue category 1 permits.

Blue category 1 permits allow the holder to park in non disabled bays for double the time limit indicated on the overhead signage or marked disabled bays for the amount of time displayed on the sign. 

Green category 2 permit holders can be drivers or passengers. 

To be eligible for a green category 2 permit, individuals must have a permanent or temporary disability which is likely to last for longer than 6 months.

Eligible people may have a disability which means:

  • they require the use of a simple aid to walk such as a walking stick or;
  • they require regular rest breaks when walking or;
  • walking may cause further injury to them or;
  • they require continuous support from a caregiver due to potential danger to the person or others in a public space.

Organisations which transports individuals who meet the above criteria are also eligible for green category 2 permits.

Green category 2 permits allow the holder to park in non disabled bays for double the time limit indicated on the overhead signage. Green category 2 permit holders can not park in a marked disabled bay.

The City of Greater Bendigo doesn't send permit expiry notices to remind you to renew your permits.

The expiry date is clearly printed on the permit and it is the permit holder or carer's responsibility to renew it before the expiry date.

Permits are automatically cancelled after the expiry date.

Permits may be cancelled at any time if they are misused or someone breaches the conditions of use on the permit.

Misuse includes:

  • Allowing other people to use your permit while you are not travelling with them
  • Duplicating a permit
  • Altering the details on a permit

Blue category 1 permits can be used in:

  • Disabled bays with blue disabled signs and or road markings for no longer than the time limit 
  • In any ordinary bay for twice the time limit on the overhead signs 

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

Parking fees must be paid for the time the vehicle is parked up to the maximum time limit indicated on the sign.

i.e. where a vehicle is parked in a bay with a 1 hour time limit:

  • if the vehicle is parked for 30 minutes, you must pay for 30 minutes.
  • if the vehicle is parked for 1 hour, you must pay for 1 hour.
  • if the vehicle is parked after the initial 1 hour limit, you are only required to pay for the first hour. No further payment is required for time used in the second hour.

You can only have one disability parking permit.

The permit must only be displayed when the permit holder is travelling in the vehicle. Use of a permit by people other than the permit holder may result in the permit being cancelled.

This permit is for people who need additional time when walking.

Category two permit holders may park a vehicle in any ordinary bay for twice the specified time.

These permits do not entitle holders to park in special disabled persons' parking bays.

Parking is not permitted in restricted locations such as clearways, no stopping, no parking areas, taxi bays, nature strips, loading zones and Bus Zones.

Parking fees must be paid for the time the vehicle is parked up to the maximum time limit indicated on the sign.

i.e. for a vehicle parked in a bay with a 1 hour time limit:

  • vehicle is parked for 30 minutes must pay for 30 minutes.
  • vehicle parked for 1 hour must pay for 1 hour.
  • vehicle parked after the initial 1 hour limit is only required to pay for the first hour.

You can only have one disability parking permit.

The permit must only be displayed when the permit holder is travelling in the vehicle. Use of a permit by people other than the permit holder may result in the permit being cancelled.

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For more information about parking services please contact us on 03 5434 6000


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