State and Territory disability parking permits have been harmonised to ensure that the permits are recognised around Australia.
The Australian Government Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, said that the Australian Disability Parking Permit will replace over 100 types of existing permits currently issued by state, territory and local governments across Australia.
If you already hold a current NSW Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) permit, it is not affected and will remain valid until its expiry date, unless it is revoked earlier.
You do not need to apply separately for the Australian Disability Parking Permit. You will receive the new Australian Disability Parking Permit in the post during October and November 2010.
There is no additional cost. You should display the new Australian Disability Parking Permit along with your NSW MPS permit as soon as you receive it.
You don’t need an Australian Disability Parking Permit if you have a Temporary MPS Permit issued prior to 20 September 2010. You may continue using your Temporary MPS Permit, just as you do now (in its white plastic holder), until it expires.
New applicants for MPS permits
Applicants for a new MPS permit will now be issued with a new Australian Disability Parking Permit along with their NSW MPS permit.
There will be no changes to the parking concessions in NSW. You will still need to check with the local authority when travelling interstate.