You may be eligible for an ACROD Parking Permit if you are legally blind.
Legally blind means:
visual acuity (1.1.V.50) on the Snellen Scale after correction by suitable
lenses of less than 6/60 in both eyes; or
constriction to within 10 degrees of fixation in the better eye
irrespective of corrected visual acuity; or
a combination of visual defects resulting in the same degree of vision
impairment as that occurring in the above points.
How to apply
Step 1. Make sure you are ready to upload a file with ONE of the
following required documents:
- Disability Support Pension - Blind Card (front and back);
- Aged Pension – Blind card (front and back);
- Department of Veteran Affairs' Blind Concession Card;
- Guide Dogs WA Dog Handler Card;
- Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dog ID Card;
ACROD Low Vision Certificate form completed and signed by a specialist or a medical practitioner;
A report from a specialist or a medical practitioner (for example, an ophthalmologist, orthoptist, optometrist
or GP) addressing the eligibility criteria and confirming legally blind status.
Step 2. Complete this application form and upload the file with one
of the required documents.
- Step 3. Submit the form using the button at the bottom.
If you do not have a document confirming that you are legally blind, you can download the ACROD Low
Certificate form from the ACROD website.
Please ask your ophthalmologist, orthoptist,
optometrist or GP to fill and sign it, and then submit it together with this application form.
Assessment of applications
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
Contact the specialist or medical practitioner who has signed the report
(if such a report is attached) 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 not successful, we will inform you about our appeals process.
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