Individual Eligibility Criteria

An ACROD Parking Permit may be issued to an applicant:

  • who is unable to walk and always requires the use of a wheelchair; or
  • whose ability to walk is severely restricted by a permanent disability or medical condition; or
  • whose ability to walk is severely restricted by a temporary disability or medical condition.

The ACROD Parking Program deems a severe walking restriction to apply to a person who:

  • walks less than 60 meters before stopping; and/or
  • has a very poor gait pattern; and/or
  • uses a complex walking aid; and/or
  • experiences a significant health impact from walking less than 100 meters.
Young man in wheelchair holding up his ACROD parking permit

The ACROD Parking Permit eligibility criteria will expand to include people who are legally blind from July 1, 2021. Legally blind means:

  • Visual acuity (1.1.V.50) on the Snellen Scale after correction by suitable lenses of less than 6/60 in both eyes; or
  • Constriction to within 10 degrees of fixation in the better eye irrespective of corrected visual acuity; or
  • A combination of visual defects resulting in the same degree of visual impairment as that occurring in the above points.

The application form for people who are legally blind will be available from July 1, 2021.

Please note that applicants with cognitive, intellectual or psychiatric impairment alone do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Organisation Eligibility Criteria

An ACROD Parking Permit may be issued to an organisation that regularly transports people with severe walking restrictions. An ACROD Parking Permit can only be used by staff and volunteers when transporting an eligible person who is exiting or entering the vehicle.

Please note: many people who require support may have, or be eligible to apply for, an individual ACROD Parking Permit. The ACROD Parking Program encourages organisations transporting people on an individual basis to use the individuals own permit.

ACROD Eligibility Review

The State Government has undertaken a review of the eligibility criteria for an ACROD Parking Permit in Western Australia.

The review included consultation with people with disability, as well as more than 530 community organisations and government stakeholders state-wide to explore the potential to expand the program’s eligibility criteria.

During the review survey feedback was received from:

  • people with disability and/or medical conditions
  • carers, family members, support workers
  • community service providers
  • taxi service providers.

If you would like more information about the ACROD Eligibility Review, please contact Communities via email to access@communities.wa.gov.au.

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