A single personal carer's permit may be allocated to a resident, provided that eligibility requirements are met. The permit is only to be used in the area of residence and is issued for the term stated by the doctor or the Local Health District annually.
Proof of residency must be provided with all applications. Council requires the resident to complete the application form below and provide a letter from a Local Health District or doctor's certificate stating that the resident requires a personal carer. Failure to provide this information will result in your application being refused.
The personal carer's permit label must be displayed on the passenger side dashboard of the carer's vehicle to exempt the vehicle from time limits imposed by signposting bearing the words 'Permit Holders Excepted' and the corresponding area code. The permit must be visible through the front windscreen and expire on the date printed on the permit.
Please note that the permit does not give any special rights outside of the designated areas. There is no exemption from 'No Stopping' or 'No Parking' areas, parking too close to corners, double parking, parking on footpaths, time limited parking signs that do not bear the words 'Permit Holders Excepted' within the corresponding parking area, or any other parking rules.
A resident is eligible to receive a personal carer's permit provided that:
There is no charge for a personal carer parking permit, provided all eligibility conditions are met.
Approval for replacement permit is subject to the discretion of Council. Should the evidence and circumstances be considered sufficient to warrant a replacement of the permit, a fee would be payable prior to the issue of a new permit.
New applications for parking permits can be made online or at the Petersham Customer Service Centre, located at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham.
For a replacement permit, a written application must be submitted to Council via the following application form: