Disabled parking bays are reserved for people who hold a valid Category 1 permit only. To be eligible to use the disabled parking bay, the disabled person must actually be getting getting out of the vehicle.
If all available disabled bays are occupied, a permit holder may stay in a normal parking bay for twice as long as the time limit specified for that parking bay. Disabled parking permits are to be displayed on the dash of the car.
To obtain a disabled permit, visit VicRoads' Accessible Parking Permits website to start the application process.
Penalties apply to anyone parking without a valid permit in a disabled bay.