Many people with Functional Neurological Disorder experience functional movement symptoms which can affect their mobility and some experience visual symptoms including reduced vision.
The Australian Disability Parking Permit Scheme is designed to reduce barriers faced by people diagnosed as having a mobility impairment or legal blindness. Permit holders are able to park in parking bays showing the international symbol of access.
You can apply for an Australian disability parking permit for your own individual use. You can also apply on behalf of an applicant as their parent or carer.
We’ve listed below the process for those living in Queensland. If you live interstate, contact your local transport department for more details.
You can apply for an Australian disability parking permit if you are a Queensland resident and 1 of the following applies to you:
- 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.
- 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.
(Information current at 3/12/2022)
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
You can apply directly online through the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
You can apply in person by taking the correct completed parking permit form and supporting documents to your nearest Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre and paying the fee.
You can 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
No matter which method you use to apply, you will need to provide supporting documents.
Applicants with a mobility impairment will need to complete section one of the Australian Disability parking permit – Mobility Impairment application and have their health professional complete sections 2 and 3.
Applicants diagnosed as legally blind will need to either complete section one of the Australian Disability Parking Permit – Legally Blind Application and have their health professional complete sections 2 and 3, OR provide other supporting documentation as outlined on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.