Carers parking permits

Carers parking permits

Parking permits for carers

A new carers parking permit is available for use across the City of Sydney local area.

Parking permits are available to eligible residents for use by a carer when providing in-home care.  

The permit is issued to the resident rather than the carer. This enables the resident to receive care from multiple carers who are not eligible for the care worker parking permit.  

Eligibility for a carers permit

A carers parking permit may be issued to a resident who: 

  • is a resident in the City of Sydney local area
  • has a letter from the appropriate government health body indicating the need for long term health care of the resident.   

The permits may only be used by carers providing care who meet the definition of carers in the Carers (Recognition) Act 2010. See definitions below.

A carer is a person who provides personal care, support and assistance to another person. The person who needs care either:

  • has a disability
  • has a medical condition (including a terminal or chronic illness)
  • has a mental illness
  • is frail and aged.

A person is not a carer if the care, support and assistance they provide is:

  • under a contract to provide care services
  • doing voluntary work for a charitable, welfare or community organisation
  • required for part of an education or training course.

A person is also not classified as a carer if they:

  • are the spouse, de facto partner, parent/guardian, child or other relative of the person
  • lives with the person who requires care.

A carers parking permit is not valid for use on a caravan, bus, trailer or any other vehicle which exceeds 4.5 tonnes tare weight.

How to apply

Download, complete and send the application to us.

We request carers parking permit applications are emailed to:

parking@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

We will assess your application, advise you of the appropriate fees and issue your permit.

Fees

A carers permit costs $53 and is valid for 1 year. Eligible pensioners $14.

Last updated: Sunday, 1 July 2018