One of the many expired permits posted this month

An expired permit apparently posted this month


After waiting five weeks for their Disability Parking Permit to arrive, an astute reader noticed with dismay that its expiry date had already passed – 28 February 2014!

The Queensland Department of Transport, which administers the national scheme in this state, cannot find any evidence of the rogue permits, and advises readers affected by the apparent system glitch somewhere at the Qld Department of Motor Transport, its Federal counterpart or a supplier to let them know.

Well, you kind of have to, otherwise you’ll get parking fines all year.

A Transport and Main Roads spokeswoman told Westender, “Any permit issues should be reported to the department on 13 23 80 so we can investigate and replace them if necessary.”