Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS)
Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) of the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) of New South Wales Legislation specifies the eligibility criteria for a person to obtain an MPS card. To be eligible, a person must be someone:
- Who is unable to walk due to the permanent or temporary loss of use of one or both legs or other permanent medical or physical condition; or
- Whose physical condition is detrimentally affected as a result of walking 100 metres; or
- Who requires the use of crutches, a walking frame, callipers, scooter, wheelchair or other similar mobility aid.
People who are permanently blind are also eligible.
Applications for all types of authorities must be made on application form No.1150 which is available from RTA registries or agencies or from the website rta.nsw.gov.au.
Where an applicant for a permanent or temporary authority attends a motor registry or agency and the manager or agent is satisfied, from personal observation, that the applicant is clearly entitled to a parking authority, medical evidence is not required.
Where an applicant appoints a representative, or the disability is not obvious, the medical certificate on the back of the application form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Further details are available from the RTA website.
Three types of disabled parking authority are obtainable from the RTA.
- Permanent Authority - Type A (Blue) Issued for three years to an eligible person whose disability is permanent.
- Organisation Authority - Type B (Green) Issued for three years to an organisation that transports eligible persons.
- Temporary Authority -Type C (Red) Issued for up to six months to an eligible person whose disability is temporary.
Applications for all types of 'authority' can be obtained from the RTA and must be lodged with the RTA. A permanent or temporary authority is only to be used when parking is needed for a vehicle carrying an authority holder. An organisation authority is only to be used when parking is needed for a vehicle carrying an eligible person.
Parking 'authorities' are to be displayed on the left-hand corner of the vehicles windscreen, or any fixed, pivoted or hinged windows on the left-hand side of the vehicle.
The RTA will cancel any parking authority that is wrongly used. The vehicle of an authority holder is not allowed to park as follows:
- Between 'No Parking', 'No Standing' or 'No Stopping' signs.
- On taxi stands or bus, loading, construction or truck zones or clearways.
Updated: 13 May 2013