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Australian Disability Parking Permits

The Australian Disability Parking Permit is available to people with mobility limitations and who need special parking consideration.

Applying for a permit

  • There is a first time fee of $10.00 when applying for a disability permits
  • Renewals are free of charge
  • Disability permits are valid for a three year period.

To apply, download the application form:

Disability parking permit (individual)

Disability parking permit (community service groups)

Using a Disability Permit

Permits must be displayed inside the windscreen whenever the permit holder is using the vehicle.

On-street Parking in Darwin

If you are using a disability parking permit within the Darwin municipality, your permit allows free on-street parking (where parking meters are installed) in any time-restricted area for twice the period indicated e.g. 3 hours extended to 6 hours.

Once the free parking time has expired, normal parking restrictions apply i.e. paying for parking and time restrictions.

Off-street Car Parks

Vehicles displaying disability parking permits may park in an accessible parking bay in all City of Darwin off-street car parks all day, free of charge except for West Lane Carpark and Chinatown Carpark.

Persons displaying a valid permit who park in an accessible parking bay in either West Lane Carpark or Chinatown Carpark may park for twice the time paid for.

Travelling Interstate

  • Disability parking permits are valid when travelling within Australia.
  • You must check with local authorities as to concession entitlements, these may differ from City of Darwin.
  • Disability parking permits look the same nationally.
  • Disability parking permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle whenever a person with mobility limitations requires parking consideration.

More Information

For further enquiries

08 8930 0300

darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au

Accessible Symbol

Accessible parking permit symbol

This symbol is one of the most internationally recognised symbols. But do you know what it really means? Did you know that it represents a set of values about accessibility and that it should be used to indicate a space is accessible to people with many different disabilities and health conditions, not just those who use a wheel chair? 

We encourage you to watch this 4 minute TED Ed talk by Adrian Treharne to learn more about what the symbol represents and who it is designed to assist.

TED Ed Talk

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