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Accessible Parking Permits (formerly Disabled Parking Permits)

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

From March 22, 2021, the City of Greater Bendigo will be transitioning to the new Accessible Parking Permit Scheme. Residents and organisations who require a new permit or need to renew or replace a permit, must now use the new Department of Transport (VicRoads) run application process.

Further information on all aspects of this new process is available from VicRoads online at www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au  

  1. Start your application online at accessibleparking.vic.gov.au
  2. You’ll receive an application reference number via SMS
  3. Take your reference number to your GP or occupational therapist
  4. Your GP or occupational therapist will complete an online assessment and submit your application
  5. Your application will be assessed by the Department of Transport (VicRoads)
  6. The City of Greater Bendigo will provide information to the Department of Transport (VicRoads) regarding your permit history
  7. If your application is successful, the Department of Transport will send your permit in the mail.

If your application is unsuccessful you will receive a letter from the Department of Transport (VicRoads) explaining why your application was declined. If you wish to dispute the eligibility criteria of the scheme or scheme operation you can request an explanation from VicRoads by emailing [email protected]

Further information regarding the new scheme and its operation is available via the Accessible Parking Victoria webpage at www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au 

  1. Start your application online at accessibleparking.vic.gov.au
  2. You’ll receive an application reference number via SMS and email
  3. Your application will be assessed by the Department of Transport (VicRoads)
  4. The City of Greater Bendigo will provide information to the Department of Transport (VicRoads) regarding your permit history
  5. If your application is successful, you will be able to pick up your permit at the City of Greater Bendigo customer service centre
  1. Start your replacement application online at accessibleparking.vic.gov.au
  2. You’ll receive a replacement application reference number via SMS and email
  3. Your application will be reviewed by Accessible Parking Victoria
  4. The City of Greater Bendigo will provide information to the Department of Transport (VicRoads) regarding your permit history
  5. If your application is successful, you’ll will be able to pick the permit up from the City of Greater Bendigo customer service centre

Your carer, family, a friend, GP, or neighbor can help you if you require assistance or have no internet access. Your local library also has computers which you can use to fill out your application if you don't have internet access at home.

The City of Greater Bendigo's customer service staff can also provide assistance to start part of your application.

If you use a paper application it will take longer for you to receive your permit.  

If you have a family member, carer, friend GP, or neighbor who can help you complete the online form you will receive your permit faster. Computers are also available at your local library if you don't have internet access.

A paper-based version of the application is available online from accessibleparking.vic.gov.au and from the City of Greater Bendigo customer service centre for people with no access to mobile phones or the internet.  

If you use the online application you will receive your permit faster.

 

Once your online application is approved, your permit will arrive in the mail in approximately 7 to 10 business days.

These times may vary depending on Australia Post demand.

No, any old applications received will not be processed.

As part of the disability parking scheme update, new assessment questions were developed in consultation with medical practitioners. These new questions allow GPs and occupational therapists to assess mobility issues more accurately.

Some questions on old forms are no longer valid and don't meet the new requirements. 

This option will take approximately 5 days longer than having the permit posted directly to you. You can choose to pick your permit up from the City of Greater Bendigo when filling out your application. However this option will result in the below process:

  • The permit application will be processed by the Department of Transport (VicRoads) and if successful the permit created
  • The permit will then be sent by post to the City of Greater Bendigo taking 7 to 10 business days to arrive at the City's offices depending on Australia Post demand
  • The permit will then go through mail processing at the City of Greater Bendigo
  • A City of Greater Bendigo staff member will contact you to organise an appointment for you to collect the permit at the City's customer service centre. 
  • You will then need to attend the City's customer service centre in Hopetoun Street Bendigo to pick up your permit. 

If you wish to dispute the eligibility criteria of the scheme or how the scheme is operated you can request an explanation by contacting VicRoads at [email protected]

Further information regarding the eligibility criteria is available at www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au 

If you wish to dispute the eligibility criteria of the scheme or scheme operation you can request an explanation by contacting VicRoads at [email protected]

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