How to apply for a permit
To apply for a Disabled Parking Permit you must be a resident of Murrindindi Shire and have completed an application form, approved by a medical practitioner. Permits are issued for individual use only.
Click here(DOC, 83KB) to download an application form for individuals.
Organisations based in Murrindindi Shire that transport people with disabilities are also eligible for disabled parking permits. A completed application form is required, however the organisation does not need to consult a medical practitioner. The organisation may have up to 5 permits, and will need to provide the registration number of each vehicle they will be using to transport residents.
Click here(DOC, 61KB) to download the application form for organisations.
Completed application forms can be sent via email and post or processed at any Council office:
Murrindindi Shire Council, PO Box 138, Alexandra, VIC, 3714
Types of permits
As part of the application process medical practitioners will determine whether you are eligible for a permit, and if so the type of permit you should be issued. Permits may be permanent, non-permanent or temporary. Council officers will issue permits as indicated on the application form and are not authorised to alter the decision of the medical practitioner. Any applicant who wishes to have the type of permit altered will need to revisit their medical practitioner.
Permits are issued under the following categories:
Permit holder has a significant ambulatory disability or requires a complex walking aid and cannot access a vehicle in an ordinary parking bay
Permit holder is entitled to park in a bay reserved for disabled motorists only
Permit holder is entitled to park in a non-disabled parking bay for twice as long as specified. Parking fees are still payable (if applicable) however only for the specified duration, not twice the amount.
- Permit holder has a significant ambulatory disability or severe illness which does not affect their ability to walk, however requires them to have rest breaks when walking continuously
- Permit holder is entitled to park in a non-disabled parking bay for twice as long as specified. Parking fees are still payable (if applicable) however only for the specified duration, not twice the amount.
How to use a permit
- Ensure you are the driver or passenger of the vehicle in which the permit is displayed. The permit is only to be used by the specified individual or organisation
- Display your permit clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle so the expiry date and permit number are visible from outside of the vehicle
- Check that your permit is still valid. Remember to contact Council prior to its expiry date to discuss options for renewal
- If your permit is lost or stolen please contact Council to find out how to get a replacement
- If you are planning to visit another State or Territory it is always a good idea to check if any alternative conditions apply. Permits are recognised Australia-wide
- Do not park in any restricted locations including clearways, no stopping areas, no parking areas, taxi only areas, bus zones or authorised residential zones.
To renew an expiring permanent permit please click here(DOC, 68KB) for application form and a visit to a medical practitioner is required.
To renew an expiring temporary or non-permanent permit you will need to take a new application form to your medical practitioner and follow the 'How to apply' process at the top of this page.
To renew an organisation permit please follow the 'How to apply' process at the top of this page.
If you require any further information please contact Council on (03) 5772 0333.
We have developed maps of the shopping centres of Alexandra, Eildon, Kinglake, Marysville and Yea which highlight services and facilities such as disabled parking, access all abilities toilets and pavements and scooter recharge points.
Download the Murrindindi Shire Mobility Brochure(PDF, 3MB)
Download the Alexandra Mobility map(PDF, 151KB)
Download the Eildon Mobility map(PDF, 127KB)
Download the Kinglake Mobility map(PDF, 120KB)
Download the Marysville Mobility map(PDF, 126KB)
Download the Yea Mobility map(PDF, 152KB)
Recharge access points are now available at:
- Alexandra Library (49 Grant Street)
- Yea Library (The Semi Circle)
- Kinglake Library (19 Whittlesea Road)
We also encourage businesses and organisations to provide a power point for people to recharge the batteries of their electric scooter or wheelchair.
Look out for the recharge symbol:
More recharge points around townships would be great, please contact us on (03) 5772 0333 if you would like to provide a power point for this purpose.
We want our townships to be accessible to residents and tourists with mobility issues so we are identifying and implementing a range of actions to achieve this such as checking shops and businesses and advising the owners how to make access easy, and completing pathways to important locations.
If you are a business in Murrindindi and you would like to be involved in providing ‘access all abilities’ features at your premises please contact us on (03) 5772 0333.
The Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) assists with the travel needs of people with severe and permanent disabilities by offering subsidised taxi fares to members.
MPTP provides members subsidised taxi fares, paying up to $60 per trip. Some members have a yearly limit.
Road tolls, airport fees and Silver Service fees are not part of the metered fare and they must be paid in full by the passenger. They are not included as part of the MPTP subsidy.
MPTP members with a wheelchair or scooter are never required to pay the lifting fee. The lifting fee is covered under your MPTP membership.
The taxi meter must not be turned on while a wheelchair or scooter is being loaded or unloaded. If a driver asks you to pay a lifting fee, take their details and report this to the Victorian Taxi Directorate.
When a passenger does not have a MPTP Wheelchair/Scooter Taxi Card, the lifting fee is not paid. On these occasions, drivers are permitted to turn the meter on while loading/unloading passengers. This includes when carrying Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) passengers from interstate.
Please notify the taxi company that you are using a mobility aid when you make a booking.