Further details of contravention code 40

Contravention code 40 is summarised as parked in a designated disabled persons’ parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s parking badge.

Blue badge

Contravention code 40 shall be used for all vehicles seen to be parked in a disabled persons’ parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s parking badge. No observation period will be applied.

Disabled persons’ parking bays are generally active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no maximum stay period. However, a small number of these bays are active only during certain times and have a maximum stay period during specified times. Where this is the case, the information is clearly provided on the adjacent sign.

  • is loading/ unloading permitted? No
  • are Blue Badge holders exempt? Yes, a valid Blue Badge must be clearly displayed when parked in a disabled persons’ parking place

Exemptions to enforcement

Vehicles may not park in a designated disabled person's parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s parking badge with the following exemptions:

  • Blue Badge
  • emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, customs)

You can find out more about exemptions to enforcement on the following page:

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