Parking concessions are only available when the Mobility Parking Scheme permit and the Australian Disability Parking Permit are displayed together on the vehicle, and the vehicle is being used to transport the permit holder, or in the case of an organisation, when the vehicle is being used to carry an eligible person. Parking concessions under the MPS are only offered at on-street and council operated car parks. When parking in metered, coupon or ticket parking areas operated by councils, no charge is applied.
Car parks that operate behind boom gates are privately operated and no concessions are afforded in these areas. To park in a designated disability parking space in a private car park, you must display your valid MPS permit and pay any applicable fees required.
How long can I park?
The concessions for time limited parking are explained in this section.
Ordinary parking signs
|Where parking is limited to more than 30 minutes, the vehicle can park for an unlimited time.|
Where parking is limited to 30 minutes, the vehicle can park for two (2) hours.
Where parking is limited to less than 30 minutes, the vehicle can park for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Signs showing the symbol for people with disabilities
|Parking spaces and signs that show the symbol for people with disabilities have the effect of a ‘No Stopping’ sign, except for vehicles displaying MPS cards with the Australian Disability Parking Permit.|
Metered, coupon or ticket parking areas
A vehicle displaying an MPS card with the Australian Disability Parking Permit can park in metered, coupon or ticket parking areas at no charge.
|A vehicle displaying an MPS card with the Australian Disability Parking Permit must not stop for longer that five minutes and only to drop off or pick up passengers or goods and the driver must remain within three metres of the vehicle.|
Where can't I park?
All other parking rules apply. For example, MPS permits do not allow vehicles to stand or be parked between No Stopping signs, on taxi stands, bus, loading, construction or truck zones or clearways.