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Accessible Parking

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Accessible Parking for the mobility impaired is provided within all public car parks at Sydney Airport, located as close as possible to the terminals. There are also dedicated and well-marked disabled parking spaces located kerbside, at the nearest access points to the terminals.


International Terminal (T1)

Within the T1 multi-storey car park

13 dedicated disabled parking spaces are located "on grade" on the outside of the T1 car park, at the front of the T1 Terminal. There are 12 spaces on the Southern side of the car park.  There are also 43 spaces located inside the multi-storey car park, nearest the lifts on level 2 (13 spaces), level 3 (13 spaces) and on level 6 (17 spaces, level 6 is a staff parking level only). These are clearly marked and usage is restricted to vehicles displaying a valid ’disability’ card.

Vehicles may be left unattended.


Departures level

There are two set down areas available on the departures level with wheelchair ramps. Look for the signs. The car must display a valid "disability" card.

The driver must stay with the vehicle at all times – no unattended vehicles permitted.


Domestic Terminal (T2)

Within the domestic multi-storey car park

Dedicated disabled parking spaces are located in the car park, immediately across from the T2 Terminal, as well as on each floor of the car park, closest to the lifts.

These spaces are clearly marked and usage is restricted to vehicles displaying a valid “disability” card.

Vehicles may be left unattended.


Departures level

There are three dedicated parking spaces located at the kerbside, directly outside the centre doors of the terminal.

These spaces are clearly labelled by signage on the roadway and signposts located on the footpath. Vehicles using this area must have a disabled pass displayed and/or be genuinely setting down disabled passengers. The Kerbside Officers are trained to allow disabled passengers the appropriate amount of time to disembark from the vehicle.

The driver must stay with the vehicle at all times – no unattended vehicles permitted.


Arrivals level – kerbside

There are two dedicated parking spaces located at the outer kerbside, past the pre-booked taxi area, as close as possible to the main terminal doors. (This area was formerly used for public pick-up, but is now available for disabled pick-up only.)

These parking spaces are clearly labelled by signage on the roadway and signposts located on the footpath. Sheltered seating is nearby. Vehicles using this area must have a disabled pass displayed and/or be genuinely picking up disabled passengers waiting at the kerbside. The Kerbside Officers are trained to allow disabled passengers the appropriate amount of time to embark into the waiting vehicle.

The driver must stay with the vehicle at all times – no unattended vehicles permitted.


Arrivals Level – Public Pick-up

The recently-opened domestic public pick-up area has two dedicated disabled parking spaces located along the footpath and across from the multi-storey car park lifts.

These parking spaces are clearly labelled by signage within the public pick-up area. Sheltered seating is nearby. Vehicles using the marked disabled spaces must have a disabled pass displayed. However, if a driver does not have a mobility parking permit, s/he may park in unmarked spaces in the public pick-up area.

Vehicles may be left unattended in this area. Ten minutes free parking is allowed. Vehicles parked for more than 10 minutes will be subject to posted parking rates.


Qantas Domestic Terminal (T3)

Within the domestic multi-storey car park

Dedicated disabled parking spaces are located in the car park, immediately across from the terminal, as well as on each floor of the car park, closest to the lifts.

These spaces are clearly marked and usage is restricted to vehicles displaying a valid “disability” card.

Vehicles may be left unattended.


Departures level

There are two dedicated parking spaces located at the kerbside, directly outside the terminal doors.

The parking spots are clearly labelled by signage on the roadway and signposts located on the footpath. Vehicles using this area must have a disabled pass displayed and/or be genuinely setting down disabled passengers. The Kerbside Officers are trained to allow disabled passengers the appropriate amount of time to disembark from the vehicle.

The driver must stay with the vehicle at all times – no unattended vehicles permitted.


Arrivals level – kerbside

There are two dedicated parking spaces located at the outer kerbside, as close as possible to the terminal doors.

The parking spaces are clearly labelled by signage on the roadway and signposts located on the footpath. Sheltered seating is nearby. Vehicles using this area must have a disabled pass displayed and/or be genuinely picking up disabled passengers waiting at the kerbside. The Kerbside Officers are trained to allow disabled passengers the appropriate amount of time to embark into the waiting vehicle.

The driver must stay with the vehicle at all times – no unattended vehicles permitted.


Arrivals level – public pick-up

The recently-opened domestic public pick-up area has 2 dedicated disabled parking spaces located along the footpath and across from the multi-storey car park lifts.

These parking spaces are clearly labelled by signage within the public pick-up area. Sheltered seating is nearby. Vehicles using the marked disabled spaces must have a disabled pass displayed. However, if a driver does not have a mobility parking permit, s/he may park in unmarked spaces in the public pick-up area.

Vehicles may be left unattended in this area. Ten minutes free parking is allowed. Vehicles parked for more than 10 minutes will be subject to posted parking rates.

Domestic T3 serves Qantas flights QF0400-1599. For more information on T3 facilities and services visit www.qantas.com.


Unattended vehicle security restrictions

Due to recent worldwide events, increased security procedures have been mandated by government regulations at all Australian airports. Drivers must remain with their vehicle at each of the disabled zones described above, except when parked in the car parks or the recently-opened domestic public pick-up area.

Should the passenger require assistance and the driver cannot remain with the vehicle, there are a number of options available:


To leave your vehicle unattended:

Option 1   Park the vehicle in a disabled parking space in the car park (all disabled spaces are located within close proximity to each terminal) and escort the disabled person/s to or from the terminal.

Option 2   Park the vehicle in the domestic public pick-up area, walk to T2 or T3 and escort the disabled person back to the parked vehicle in the public pick-up area. Please note this area is a 10-minute free parking zone. If vehicles are parked over 10 minutes, they will be subject to posted parking rates.


To use disabled spaces where vehicles must be attended:

Option 1   Have a third person travel to the airport with the driver and passenger, to escort the disabled person into or out of the terminal whilst the driver remains with the vehicle.

Option 2   Pre-arrange for airline staff to meet you at the kerb and assist the disabled person/s to the terminal. (Not all airlines provide this service.)

Option 3   Set down the disabled person at the Departures level terminal frontage and ask them to wait at that location while the driver parks in the public car park and returns to the terminal to assist the passenger inside.

Option 4   There are public transport vehicles that are able to transfer disabled passengers to the airport and drop off at the terminal frontage, including taxis, trains (lifts are provided to the platforms underneath the terminals), hire cars and buses. In particular, many disabled people use taxis to and from the airport and special facilities are provided at each taxi rank for disabled access.


Parking when no mobility parking permit is displayed

Sydney Airport Corporation is committed to meeting the expectations of the community in ensuring that spaces reserved for the disabled are only used by those who are genuinely disabled, and most people would expect that this means a valid mobility parking permit must be displayed. However, in order to assist people picking up a disabled passenger where the driver does not have a mobility parking permit, SACL has adopted the following policy.

In the event a vehicle is picking up disabled passengers, but the driver is not disabled and cannot display a mobility parking permit, the driver may stop in a disabled zone, however the disabled passenger must be waiting at the kerbside and should either produce a valid mobility parking permit on request of a parking officer, or must be clearly and obviously disabled to ensure that the public do not perceive that the disabled parking space is being inappropriately used.

Parking of a vehicle in a disabled space without a mobility parking permit, in order to wait for a disabled passenger, cannot be permitted.