What is a Clinically Recognisable Disability?

A Clinically Recognisable Disability is a permanent disability certified by a doctor for the purposes of issuing a Mobility Parking Scheme permit.

If you meet the Clinically Recognisable Disability criteria, you only need to provide a doctor’s certificate when you first apply for a Mobility Parking Scheme permit. Once the disability is recorded in our system, you don’t need a doctor’s certificate to renew or replace your permit.

Your renewal notice will say whether or not you need to provide a medical report to renew your permit.

List of Clinically Recognisable Disabilities

The following conditions are considered Clinically Recognisable Disabilities:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Leg amputations
  • Motor Neurone disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosomal or syndromic conditions
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Blindness

This list has been developed in consultation with the NSW Disability Council and with reference to criteria used by Centrelink for carer allowance applications.

Recording Clinically Recognisable Disabilities

Roads and Maritime does not record the details of your disability, only that you meet the criteria.

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