How to use a disability parking permit

Disability parking permits allow a vehicle to be parked in spaces where the international symbol of access is displayed. The vehicle displaying the permit must be being used to transport the permit holder.

Permit conditions

Some parking spaces for permit holders will have time limits displayed on a sign.

Permits are only to be used when:

  • the vehicle is being used to transport the permit holder
  • the vehicle is being used by an organisation providing transport services to people with a disability
  • the permit is displayed so the permit number and expiry date are clearly visible from the exterior of the vehicle.

Hang the permit from the rear vision mirror or display on the passenger side of the dashboard for clear visibility.

Parking concessions

Time limit concessions are available to disability parking permit holders.

Where no disability spaces are available or where a sign or meter shows a specific time limit, the following concessions apply for permit holders:

  • less than 30 minutes, the time limit is 30 minutes
  • 30 minutes or more but less than one hour, the time limit is two hours
  • more than one hour, the time limit is double the period indicated.

Contact Service SA


Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within three working days.

If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, phone or visit a customer service centre instead.

Enquire now


Call Service SA between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

In person

Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.

Related information

Other websites

Australian disability parking scheme - Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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