Parking Meters

Ararat Rural City Council has a Central Shopping District in Barkly Street that is serviced by parking meters which accept coins at $1.60 per hour. We also accept EasyPark payment which can be used on a mobile or tablet device for ease of motorists who frequent the CBD area.

If you receive an infringement for failing to pay the parking meter the payment options are on the back of the infringement. If you wish to dispute the infringement please fill out the Penalty Review Application which you can get at the Municipal Offices or download here (Internal Review Application form). 

Disabled Parking Permit Applications

Ararat Rural City Council process Disabled Parking Permit applications and issue them as per VicRoads guidelines.  There are three different categories of disabled parking permits. These include:

  • Temporary permits
  • Green permits which allow for twice the extra time of a normal parking space
  • Blue permits which allow a person to park in the allocated disabled parking spaces

To apply for a Disabled Parking Permit, you need to complete the application form which can be collected from the Municipal Offices or from the Ararat Medical Centre or download here . There is a section on the form that needs to be filled out by a Doctor to verify the health of the patient requiring the permit. Once the form is completed it needs to be returned to the Customer Service Department either in person or by mail with the $20.00 fee attached. Once completed the permit can either be collected or posted depending on the residents preference.