Australian disability parking permits are provided to people with a disability and organisations that provide transport services for them.
The permits are issued by the government of the state or territory where you reside but are recognised nationally. A permit issued in South Australia may be used interstate, and permits issued interstate are valid in South Australia.
If you move to South Australia for more than 90 days, it is recommended that you apply for a permit issued in South Australia.
Overseas disability parking permits are not recognised in South Australia; however, anyone who has an overseas permit may apply for a temporary South Australian permit, at no cost, while they are visiting the state.
You can apply as an individual for a disability parking permit in South Australia if you meet all of these conditions:
Organisations can apply for a disability parking permit if they provide transport services to at least four people with a disability.
Ask a medical practitioner to complete and sign the relevant sections.
Sign the declaration that the permit will only be used when transporting people with a disability.
Australian disability parking permits are issued for up to five years. Holders of permits are sent a form to renew their permit about six weeks prior to the expiry date. Renewal costs $10 for one year or $20 for five years.
If your permit has been lost, stolen or damaged it will be replaced free of charge.
A disability parking permit can be renewed or replaced in these ways:
It usually takes two weeks for a new permit to be posted to you.
Temporary disability parking permits cannot be issued for more than one year and cannot be renewed.
Disability parking permits allow a vehicle to be parked in spaces where the international symbol of access is shown on a sign or painted on the road surface.
The permits must only be used when:
Some parking spaces for disability parking permit holders have time limits that are indicated on the sign.
South Australia gives time limit concessions to holders of disability parking permits where there are no spaces available for people with a disability and where the sign or meter shows specific time limits.
If the time limit shown is:
A disability parking permit may be cancelled if the holder is no longer eligible for the permit or is convicted of misuse.
Australian disability parking scheme - Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Service SA customer service centre
Phone 13 10 84
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