Information and Links

Permit Conditions

An ACROD Parking Permit can only be used by the permit holder.   It must not be loaned or given to any other person.

An ACROD Parking Permit must not be reproduced, photocopied or tampered with any way.

An ACROD Permit holder may only park in Accessible Parking Bays when the permit holder needs to enter or exit the vehicle.

Please note, permit misuse is illegal and may result in an infringement.  The ACROD Parking Program may revoke a permit that has been misused.

Parking Time Limits

In Western Australia parking time limits for ACROD permit holders are regulated by the Road Traffic Code 2000.   These time limits apply to Accessible Parking Bays and regular parking bays.

Local government laws may set time limits and concessions for parking in Accessible Parking Bays, provided that those limits and concessions are consistent with the Road Traffic Code 2000. 

Regulation 174 of the Road Traffic Code 2000 applies if the vehicle displays an ACROD Parking Permit and the ACROD permit holder is either the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.

If these conditions are met, the following time limits apply:

  1. if the time limit indicated on or with the sign is under 30 minutes — for 30 minutes.
  2. if the time limit indicated on or with the sign is between 30 and 60 minutes — for 2 hours.
  3. if the time limit indicated on or with the sign is over 60 minutes — for twice the period indicated on the sign.

If you are unsure which time concessions and limits apply in an area, contact the relevant local government for advice.

The Road Traffic Code 2000 is administered by the Department of Transport.

For more information contact The Department of Transport

www.transport.wa.gov.au

Telephone: (08) 6551 6000

Accessible Parking Bay specifications

The design and number of Accessible Parking Bays is specified in the Building Code of Australia.  The Building Code of Australia aligns with the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010.

For information on the required number of Accessible Parking Bays and the size and design of ACROD Parking Bays, please download the brochure below.

Please note, this information pertains to parking areas either built or redeveloped from 1 May 2011.

How to Provide Accessible Parking Bays in WA

This information is based on the Disability (Access to Premises) Standards 2010. Visit  https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2011C00214

Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Regulations 2014

These regulations are made under the Local Government Act 1995 which is administered by the Department of Local Government and Communities.

www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/AdviceSupport/Pages/FAQs-lg.aspx

Telephone: (08) 6551 8700

Interstate Disability Parking Schemes

To connect with other Australian Disability Parking Schemes, visit

www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/disability-and-carers/programmes-services/for-people-with-disability/australian-disability-parking-scheme

Health Supports

Aids and Equipment

The Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) is a Western Australian scheme for the provision of equipment and home modifications to benefit people with a long-term disability living at home in the community.

www.disability.wa.gov.au/services-support-and-eligiblity/services-supports-and-eligibility-new/services/services-provided-by-the-commission/equipment-and-technology/community-aids-and-equipment-program-caep-/

The Independent Living Centre assists people to choose and access equipment, technology and services for independence and wellbeing.

www.ilc.com.au

Telephone: 1300 885 886

Pain Management

Many ACROD permit holders experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts longer than the expected healing period, or occurs with no known cause. The following resources may be of assistance.

The Australian Pain Management Association Inc. (APMA)

APMA provides advocacy, information and practical support for people living with chronic pain and their families. They provide up to date information about pain and managing pain.

Pain Link Helpline: 1300 340 357

www.painmanagement.org.au

Chronic Pain Australia

A web based support offering information about pain and controlling pain.

www.chronicpainaustralia.org.au

painHEALTH

painHEALTH assists health consumers with musculoskeletal pain access reliable and usable evidence based information and skills to assist in the co-management of their pain.

painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au

The Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation

The Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation provides information, workshops and phone support for people with a wide range of painful conditions.

Telephone: (08) 9388 2199

Toll Free (Country Callers): 1800 011 041

www.arthritiswa.org.au

Falls Prevention

Stay On Your Feet provides free information to help people prevent falls. The information is for anyone who has had a fall, nearly fallen or feels their balance or walking is not as good as it used to be.

Telephone: 1300 30 35 40

www.stayonyourfeet.com.au

Community Supports

You’re welcome – Access WA

A Western Australian access guide for people with disability and seniors.

www.access.wa.com.au

Companion Card WA

The Companion Card is a card issued to people with a significant and permanent disability who require attendant care support from a companion to participate at most venues and activities.

Cardholders present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket from a participating business. Participating businesses will recognise the Companion Card and issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge.

Companion Card WA is supported by the Government of Western Australia and administered by National Disability Services. [insert logos]

www.wacompanioncard.org.au

Telephone: 1800 617 337

Community Living & Participation Grants

Community Living & Participation Grants provide up to $10,000 for customised solutions that support people with disability to participate in family and community life.

People with disability can apply for equipment, resources, activities and projects connected to their particular social and recreational goals.

Community Groups can apply for equipment, resources, training and activities that promote inclusion of people with disability.

Community Living & Participation Grants are funded by Lotterywest and administered by National Disability Services. [insert logos]

www.clpg.org.au

Telephone: (08) 9208 9830

Advocacy and Support

The following organisations provide advocacy and support services

People with Disabilities WA Inc.

Telephone: (08) 9386 6477

Email: info@pwdwa.org

www.pwdwa.org

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre

Telephone: (08) 9388 7455

Email: admin@edac.org.au

www.edac.org.au

Disability Discrimination Unit – Susses Street Law Centre

Telephone: (08) 9470 2676

Email: sscls@sscls.asn.au

www.sscls.asn.au

Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia

Telephone: (08) 9216 3900

Email: eoc@equalopportunity.wa.gov.au

www.equalopportunity.wa.gov.au

Australian Human Rights Commission

Complaints Infoline: 1300 656 419

Email: complaintsinfo@humanrights.gov.au

www.humanrights.gov.au