Permits & Schemes

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens, who hold an exemption certificate, are able to park in all 'pay and display' parking areas free of charge for the duration permitted in that area. If you exceed the time permitted, then an offence is committed for the overstay, and not for having no pay and display ticket.

Parking exemption certificates are available to all citizens aged 75 (PDF, 26KB) or over and can be applied for either at Queenstown Lakes District Council offices, with a copy of your driver’s licence.

Please download and fill in an application form from the link below and send it to: Parking Department, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348. There is no charge for the certificate.


Mobility Parking Permit

The scheme for Disabled Parking used by the Council is a programme of New Zealand CCS Inc.

Applications are available through your nearest CCS Branch.

A section of the form must be completed by a Medical Practitioner and to be eligible the applicant must:

  • Be unable to walk and rely on a wheelchair for mobility, or
  • Rely on mobility devices (e.g. crutches, walking sticks, splints or walking frames), or
  • Be unable to walk 200 metres unassisted because of the nature / severity of their condition.

For further information on the Mobility Parking Scheme please contact your nearest CCS branch on 0800-CCSCALL (0800-227-2255).

Please note:  Any vehicle parked in a marked disabled parking space without this permit displayed is liable for an instant $150.00 fine.  (This is a nationwide parking rule).