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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

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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