Information for doctors and other health professionals
If you’re a GP, we need your help to ensure that only eligible people receive a Mobility Parking Scheme permit. It’s difficult and unfair when eligible people can’t park in designated disability parking spaces because others are abusing permits and parking illegally.
Every application for a Mobility Parking Scheme permit must be signed by a registered medical doctor. The medical certificate on the application form asks you to certify that the applicant is eligible for a permit, based on certain criteria. You’ll also need to record your Provider Number on the form. The application will not be accepted without it.
A person with a Clinically Recognisable Disability recorded by Roads and Maritime Services does not need a fresh medical certificate to renew their Mobility Parking Scheme permit.
Validity of medical certificates
Medical certificates for individual Mobility Parking Scheme permits are valid for six months from the date of certification.
Medical certificates for temporary Mobility Parking Scheme permits are valid for three months from the date of certification.
To be eligible for a Mobility Parking Scheme permit, a person must have a disability. See Eligibility for details.
Medical report regarding fitness to drive
The medical report (section 3) on the application form must be completed if the applicant has ticked ‘Yes’ for question 3a (holds a NSW licence) and ‘No’ for question 3b, or ‘Yes’ for question 3c on the application.
This section should be completed in conjunction with the current guidelines 'Assessing Fitness to Drive' for the class of licence held, as specified in question 3a on the application form.
Where medical fitness cannot be determined, you should refer the applicant to an appropriate specialist.
The completed medical form can be returned to the applicant.
If you need any further information, please call Roads and Maritime on 13 22 13.
Temporary permits and fitness to drive
The medical report form regarding fitness to drive does not need to be completed for a temporary permit, if this is the applicant’s first temporary permit or the applicant has previously held a temporary permit that has expired.
The medical report does need to be completed if the applicant currently holds a temporary permit and is applying for a subsequent consecutive temporary permit, where their tenure will be in excess of six consecutive months.
Physical access to service centres
Please advise your patients that almost all Service NSW service centres have wheelchair access. Where a photo is required, an appointment can be made with any service centre for a convenient time to have one taken.