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The Mobility Parking Scheme provides parking concessions to people with mobility disabilities.

If you're eligible, Roads and Maritime Services will issue you a licence-style card called a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit, which will include your photo and other security features. 

There are 2 types of permit available:

  • individual (blue card) – issued for 5 years if you have a permanent disability, and
  • temporary (red card) – issued for up to 6 months if you have a temporary disability. 

When you apply for a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit in NSW, you'll also be issued an Australian Disability Parking Permit (large purple card).

You must display both your NSW Mobility Parking Scheme Permit and your Australian Disability Parking Permit to get parking concessions.

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  • the Mobility Parking Scheme Application (Individual or Temporary) form
  • your proof of identity, and
  • your concession card details (if applicable).
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  1. Download, print and complete the Mobility Parking Scheme Application (Individual or Temporary) – PDF including the section filled in by your doctor.
  2. Make sure you have all your documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and submit your application.
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You're eligible for a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit if you're at least 3 years old and you have a disability. This is defined by legislation as someone:

  • who is unable to walk due to the permanent or temporary loss of use of one or both legs or other permanent medical or physical condition
  • whose physical condition is detrimentally affected as a result of walking 100 metres, or
  • who requires the use of crutches, a walking frame, callipers, scooter, wheelchair or other similar mobility aid.

You are also eligible for the Mobility Parking Scheme Permit if you are permanently blind.

If your child is aged under 3 years and there are exceptional circumstances (for example, they need an oxygen tank), they might also be eligible for a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit. You'll need to include a Letter of Support from your child's doctor when you submit your application.

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Plan ahead

At some locations, when you apply for or renew a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit, your permit will be posted to you.

Photo requirements

When you first apply for a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit, you will need to go to a service centre in person so that you can have your photo taken for the permit.

If you're under 16, or if you qualify for a photo exemption, you can send someone else to the service centre to apply for the permit for you.

If you're applying for a permit for someone else, you'll need to provide your own proof of identity as well as the proof of identity of the person applying for the permit.

Photo exemptions

You don't have to have your photo taken if you're under 16. You can apply for a photo exemption so that you don't have to have your photo taken if you have:

  • motor disability so severe that it stops you from attending a service centre, or
  • a facial disfigurement.

If you have either of these, when you send in your completed Mobility Parking Scheme Application form, include:

  • a letter asking that you don't have your photo taken, and
  • a supporting letter from your doctor.

If you're approved not to have your photo taken, you'll be sent a Letter of Exemption, which you or your representative will need to bring to the service centre.

Fitness to drive

If you hold a NSW Driver's or Rider's Licence when you apply for a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit, your medical fitness to drive will be tested and you'll need to provide a medical report to Roads and Maritime Services.

If you don't want to provide a medical report to support your medical fitness to drive, you can either withdraw your application for a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit, or you can surrender your NSW Driver's or Rider's Licence.

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Payment methods

For online or phone transactions, you can pay with:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre, you can pay with:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-mobility-parking-scheme-permit-individual-or-temporary