The Disability Services Office, in conjunction with the Adelaide City Council,
would like to present to you a "Definitive Guide to Parking for People
with a Disabled Person's Parking Permit across the Adelaide CBD"
If you have a Disabled Person's Parking Permit, whether it is temporary or
permanent, you have a number of options available to you:
* First, a Disabled Person's Parking Permit is valid for any vehicle provided
it is being used for the transportation of the disabled person who is a holder
of a permit.
* Having a Disabled Person's Parking Permit displayed in the window allows
the vehicle to be parked in disabled persons' parking spaces which are sign
posted and have the disabled symbol painted on the road surface or signs covering
* If you have a Disabled Person's Parking Permit, you do have the option of
parking in a non-disabled persons' parking space. As long as you display the
permit in the window, the vehicle may then be parked in any metered space
or time limit space of 15 minutes or more, for 90 minutes more than the time
allowed for that space or for double the time that is allowed for that space
(whichever of the two is greater in time).
* In conjunction with this, if you have parked on any ticketed kerbside non-disability
parking space, you do not have to pay the fee for this park.
Remember, in order to utilise these options your permit must be displayed
inside the vehicle as near as possible to the registration label. Sounds confusing?
Let's go through a few case studies to help clarify the situation...
Case Study I
Dale wants to go shopping in town on Saturday. He finds a 2P parking space
in Hindmarsh Square which will cost him $3.20 for 2 hours; however the space
is not a designated disabled parking bay. Dale decides that the parking bay
is close enough to his destination and that he will be able to gain access
to and from his vehicle. As long as Dale displays his Disabled Person's Parking
Permit, he will not have to pay the $3.20 fee for the parking space and he
can park in this space for a total of 4 hours instead of the normal 2 hours.
Case Study 2
Joy is having dinner in town with her family on Friday night. Joy has a Disabled
Person's Parking Permit, however she does not like to drive at night time
so she is taken in to town by her family. As long as Joy is being transported
by her family, she can display her Disabled Person's Parking Permit in her
family's vehicle and they can utilise the same concessions that Joy gets with