Under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 1999, Roads and Maritime Services can revoke misused Mobility Parking Scheme permits and Australian Disability Parking Permits. The Conditions of Use are on the application form and supplied with your permit.
Heavy fines apply for stopping in spaces reserved for people with disabilities without a permit displayed or using a permit in contravention of the conditions of use. You can also incur a fine if you have a permit but do not display it on the vehicle when stopping or parking in a reserved space.
Conditions of Use
The following conditions of use apply to disability parking permits issued by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). The Conditions apply to current Mobility Parking Scheme permits and will continue to apply to the permits under the Australian Disability Parking Scheme.
Permits are issued subject to the following conditions and heavy penalties may apply for failing to adhere to these conditions:
- The permit must be inserted and displayed in the plastic sleeve on the Australian Disability Parking permit provided to you by RMS.
- The permit must only be displayed when the vehicle is being used to transport the individual to whom the permit was issued. It must not be used to visit or run errands for an eligible person when that person is not being transported in the vehicle.
- The permit should be displayed unobscured on the left hand (passenger) side of the vehicle on either the vehicle’s windscreen, or on any window. If this is not practicable, it should be placed in an area where the whole of the permit may be viewed from outside the vehicle. The sides marked ‘THIS SIDE UP’ or ‘DISPLAY THIS SIDE’ must face out. The permit may be attached to the vehicle by any method that does not obscure any of the permit details or the vision of the driver when the vehicle is in motion.
- Parking concessions available under the MPS are only valid at on-street or council operated car parks. 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.
- The permit must be produced on direction from a police officer or other authorised officer.
- The permit is valid until the date of expiry, unless it is revoked.
- The permit can no longer be used once it expires. It must be renewed and a current permit displayed for any disability parking concessions.
- The permit must be returned to a motor registry on expiry, if it is revoked by RMS or as soon as its use is no longer required e.g. the person no longer suffers from the disability that made them eligible for the permit.
- The permit must not be reproduced, copied, defaced, altered or destroyed.
- The permit is not valid if reproduced, copied, defaced or otherwise altered or where one or more of the details on the permit (e.g. card number or expiry date) are illegible.
- If the permit is used in another State or Territory, it may be used in accordance with their prevailing parking concessions.
- The permit may be confiscated by an authorised officer and/or revoked by RMS for misuse or breach of any of these Conditions of Use.
- The permit is subject to other such conditions that may be imposed by RMS.
Note: You do not need an Australian Disability Parking Permit if you have a Temporary MPS card issued prior to 20 September 2010. You may continue to use the white plastic holder.