Eligibility criteria

You may be eligible for an ACROD Parking Permit if:

  1. You are unable to walk and always require the use of a wheelchair, mobility or medical aid; or
  2. Your ability to walk is significantly restricted by a permanent disability or medical condition; or
  3. Your ability to walk is significantly restricted by a temporary disability or medical condition (for a minimum of six months); or
  4. You are legally blind (please go to www.acrod.org.au/blind or contact the ACROD Parking Program for instructions and application forms specific for your situation).

How to apply

  1. Step 1. Download the current application form. Two variants are available:
  2. ​• Application form (mobility) in PDF format (best suited for printing and completing on paper, or for completing on a computer)

    ​​• Application form (mobility) in an accessible Word document (.DOCX) (best suited for users of screen readers and similar assistive technologies)

  3. Step 2. Complete Section 1 of the form and (optional) prepare copies of recent medical reports. Note: you may skip questions Q1 – Q10 since the same questions will be asked on this online form.
  4. Step 3. Take your form to your Doctor or Occupational Therapist to complete Section 2.
  5. Step 4. Scan or take clear photos of all the pages of the form and attached reports.
  6. Step 5. Complete the online form below, upload the documents and submit using the button at the bottom.

Assessment of applications

Please note that the Doctor’s or Occupational Therapist’s statement or signature on the documents you provide does not automatically mean that you are eligible for an ACROD Parking Permit.

The ACROD Parking Program assessment team will assess each application against the eligibility criteria. If more information is needed to determine eligibility, the ACROD Parking Program may:

  • Contact the applicant (or legal guardian) to ask for additional information.
  • Contact the specialist or medical practitioner who has signed the application form or attached documents to ask for additional information.

The ACROD Parking Program receives a high number of applications. Processing your application may take up to 20 working days from the date your application is received. This does not include mailing time.
If your application is approved, we will send you your ACROD Parking Permit by post. If your application is not successful, we will provide information about our appeals process.

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Applicant details


Postal Address

Residential Address

Legal guardian

Please indicate if you have any of the following:

Demographic information

Disability information

Use of mobility aid

Use of health equipment

Walking restrictions

Symptoms while walking

Supporting information

Applicant statement

Document attachments