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Oceania (New Zealand and Australia)


Welcome to the Oceania (New Zealand and Australia) section of the FIA Guide for the disabled traveller. Read this page, and then click on the country you intend to visit

 

New Zealand

  • Your own Parking Permit will not be recognised for parking, but it can be used to obtain a temporary one from CCS Disability Action on arrival in New Zealand

  • See the entry for New Zealand on how to obtain one

Australia

Whether or not your Parking Permit will be recognised depends on where you are from:

  • Are you from another Australian state or territory? If so, all of them will recognise your Parking Permit

  • Are you from another country? If so:

    • Your own Parking Permit will be recognised in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia

    • When you park in these states or territories, display next to your Parking Permit the print-out notice to explain to police and parking officials your right to park, and where they may find more information

    • Your own Parking Permit will not be recognised for parking in South Australia or Victoria, but it can be used to obtain a temporary one

    • Before you go to Australia, download the helpful leaflet – Disabled persons parking schemes in Australia produced by VicRoads which explains your parking rights in Australia www.vicroads.vic.gov.au (then click on ‘Traffic & road conditions’ then ‘Parking and clearways’)

Note – The Australian Government recently launched an Australian Disability Parking Permit that is recognised in all its States and Territories. The national permit will also make it easier for enforcement officers to recognise permits and remove inconvenience for motorists travelling interstate. These changes will not, however, affect disabled visitors from abroad. For more information go to www.disabilityparking.gov.au

 

What you should always do:

  • Check the entry in the Guide

  • Check the parking signs and ask locally in case there are local variations that we are not aware of (eg some state capital cities have a special Parking Permit for people who work in a Central Activity District (CAD) or elsewhere in the municipality)

Always - Ask locally, park sensibly and safely, obey the rules, enjoy your visit!


Arrow signNew Zealand

Arrow signAustralian Capital Territory

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Arrow signTasmania

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Acknowledgement: Much of the information in this part of the Guide is derived from research by VicRoads which we gratefully acknowledge

 

Footnote: We have made every effort to ensure the information in the Guide is correct but cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions. You must always check the parking signs and ask locally if your Parking Permit / Card will be recognised. Only take advantage of parking concessions when you are completely satisfied it will be recognised



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