Disability Parking Permits

Disabled parking

To obtain an Australian Disability Parking Scheme permit, the applicant must be a Queensland resident and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be unable to walk and always require the use of  a wheelchair.
  • Their ability to walk is severely restricted by a permanent medical condition or disability. 
  • Their ability to walk is severely restricted by a temporary medical condition or disability.

ADPP holders are entitled to parking concessions that allow access to on-street and off-street bays. On-street parking in local government metered and regulated parking areas is free with the following conditions:

  • Where the time limit specified by a sign is less than 30 minutes, parking is allowed for 30 minutes.
  • Where the time limit specified by a sign is 30 minutes or more, parking is allowed for an unlimited amount of time.

On-street and off-street parking is also available in bays displaying the international symbol of access.  Off-street spaces are in areas such as shopping centres, entertainment venues and hospitals. Private car parks may charge fees.

ADPS permit holders are not entitled to use restricted parking zones (for example, clearways and no-stopping, loading and bus zones). You can pick up or set down a passenger for two minutes in a passenger loading zone. If you do not have an ADPS permit or a red permit, you must not park in any disability parking space. If you park in a disability bay without a permit displayed, you may be fined.

Red permits

Holders of red Queensland disability parking permits can use off-street disability parking (for example, shopping centres and hospitals), but not on-street disability bays.