Yes, there have always been penalties for parking in a permit parking area without a disability parking permit. Under the Regulations, these penalties have increased.
The modified penalty, or ‘on the spot’ fine, for illegal parking in a permit parking area will increase from $120 to $300 (Regulation 7) from 1 December 2014. The maximum court-imposed penalty is $2000.
All Court-imposed penalties (Regulations 6, 7, and 8) will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 and all modified penalties, or ‘on the spot fines’, will increase from $120-140 to $300.