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Apply for an individual disability parking permit

You can apply for a disability parking permit for your own use. You can also apply on behalf of an applicant as an agent/ parent / carer.

There are 2 types of disability parking permits:

  • Australian disability parking permit
  • Red permit – for existing red permit holders only.

If you have an Australian disability parking permit issued interstate and you move to Queensland, you will need to apply for a new permit within 14 days of becoming a Queensland resident.

On this page:

Eligibility

You can apply for an Australian disability parking permit if you are a Queensland resident and 1 of the following applies to you:

Mobility impairment

  • Unable to walk and always require the use of a wheelchair
  • Ability to walk is severely restricted by a permanent medical condition or ability to walk is severely restricted by a temporary medical condition or disability that you will have for 6 months or more as certified by your health professional.

Vision impairment

  • You have been diagnosed as 'legally blind'. This includes temporary (for 6 months or more) or permanent basis.

An intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive or sensory impairment alone does not meet the eligibility criteria unless you have an eligible mobility or vision impairment.

Permit cost

You will need to pay $19.10 for:

  • a new Australian disability parking permit application, where you are not an existing Queensland permit holder
  • 6 to 12 month Australian disability parking permit application
  • 5 year Australian disability parking permit application – when your permit has been expired for more than 3 months.

An application cannot be processed without payment of the non-refundable fee.

How to apply for a disability parking permit – individual

You can apply online

online

or

in person or by post.

Apply online

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For applicants with a mobility impairment

You may be required to provide medical certification with your online application. If this is required you will need to scan and attach a completed copy of Section 2 - Medical  Assessment and Section 3 – Doctor/Occupational Therapist's Certification of the Australian Disability Parking Permit - Mobility Impairment Application (Individual) (F4814) to apply through this online service.

For applicants diagnosed as legally blind

You will need to provide a copy (front and back) of one of the following cards:

  • Vision Impairment Travel Pass issued by TransLink
  • Centrelink Blind Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Blind Concession Card

Or

If you do not have one of those cards, provide medical certification with your application. You will need to scan and attach a completed copy of Section 3 – Legally blind assessment and Section 4 - Doctor, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist certification of the Australian Disability Parking Permit - Legally Blind Application (Individual) (F5280) to apply through this online service.

Apply in person or by post

How to apply: applicants with a mobility impairment

1. Download the Australian Disability parking permit Mobility Impairment application (individual) (F4814) and complete:

  • the option for the type of permit needed
  • Section 1 of the application.

2. Ask your health professional to complete Section 2 and Section 3 of the application.

3. Lodge your completed application in person at your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre or by post and pay the fee. Do not send cash by post. Make your cheque or money order payable to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Post your completed application with cheque or money order to:

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Disability Parking Permit Scheme
PO Box 525
FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD  4006

How to apply: applicants diagnosed as legally blind

1. Download the Australian Disability Parking Permit - Legally Blind Application (Individual) (F5280) and complete:

  • Section 1 of the application
  • Section 2 and attach a copy (front and back) of one of the following cards to the application:
    • Visual Impaired Travel Pass (issued by TransLink)
    • Centrelink Blind Concession Card
    • Department of Veteran Affairs’ Blind Concession Card

Or                                                                                                                                            

1. Ask your medical professional to complete Section 3 and Section 4 of the Australian Disability Parking Permit - Legally Blind Application (Individual) (F5280).

2. Lodge your completed application in person at your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre, or by post and pay the fee.

Do not send cash by post. Make your cheque or money order payable to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Post your completed application with cheque or money order to:

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Disability Parking Permit Scheme
PO Box 525
FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD  4006

Application decision

You will receive notification of approval or refusal of a permit within approximately 28 days from when your application is received. Notification will be sent to the address provided on the application form.

Request for decision review

If your application was refused, you can have it reviewed within 28 days.

To have your application reviewed complete an application for review of a decision (F3859) and take it to your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre.

You can also post your application for review to:

Principal Advisor
Customer Services Branch
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1412
BRISBANE QLD  4001