How Many Disabled Car Parks Do I Need?

Or more politically correct “How many accessible car parking spaces do I need”

Double bay disabled carpark with blue bollard

Double bay disabled carpark with blue bollard

One of the most common questions we get in our office is how many accessible car parking spaces do I need to provide for my building?

The following table hopefully will assist.

 

BCA TABLE D3.5 Car parking numbers for people with a disability

CLASS OF BUILDING TO WHICH THE CARPARK OR CARPARKING AREA IS ASSOCIATEDNUMBER OF ACCESSIBLE CARPARKING SPACES REQUIRED

Class 1b

A boarding house, guest house, hostel or the like

(a)Boarding house, guest house, hostel, lodging house, backpackers accommodation, or the residential part of a hotel or motel.To be calculated by multiplying the total number of carparking spaces by the percentage of—
(i)accessible sole-occupancy units to the total number of sole-occupancy units; or
(ii)accessible bedrooms to the total number of bedrooms; and
the calculated number is to be taken to the next whole figure.
(b)Residential part of a school, accommodation for the aged, disabled or children, residential part of ahealth-care buildingwhich accommodates members of staff or the residential part of a detention centre.1 space for every 100 carparking spaces or part thereof.

Class 2

  • a building containing 2 or more sole-occupancy units each being a separate dwelling.
No spaces required

Class 3

  • a boarding house, guest house, hostel, lodging house or backpackers accommodation; or
  • a residential part of a hotel or motel; or
  • a residential part of a school; or
  • accommodation for the aged, children or people with disabilities; or
    a residential part of a health-care building which accommodates members of staff; or
    a residential part of a detention centre.

Class 5

  • an office building used for professional or commercial purposes, excluding buildings of Class 6, 7, 8 or 9

Class 7

a building which is—

  • Class 7a — a carpark; or
  • Class 7b — for storage, or display of goods or produce for sale by wholesale.

Class 8

  • a laboratory, or a building in which a handicraft or process for the production, assembling, altering, repairing, packing, finishing, or cleaning of goods or produce is carried on for trade, sale, or gain.

Class 9c

  • an aged care building.
1 space for every 100 carparking spaces or part thereof.

Class 6

a shop or other building for the sale of goods by retail or the supply of services direct to the public, including—

  • an eating room, café, restaurant, milk or soft-drink bar; or
  • a dining room, bar area that is not an assembly building, shop or kiosk part of a hotel or motel; or
  • a hairdresser’s or barber’s shop, public laundry, or undertaker’s establishment; or
  • market or sale room, showroom, or service station.
(a)Up to 1000 carparking spaces; and1 space for every 50 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(b)for each additional 100 carparking spaces or part thereof in excess of 1000 carparking spaces.1 space.

Class 9a

a health-care building, including those parts of the building set aside as a laboratory

(a)Hospital (non-outpatient area)1 space for every 100 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(b)Hospital (outpatient area)—
(i)up to 1000 carparking spaces; and1 space for every 50 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(ii)for each additional 100 carparking spaces or part thereof in excess of 1000 carparking spaces.1 space.
(c)Nursing home1 space for every 100 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(d)Clinic or day surgery not forming part of a hospital.1 space for every 50 carparking spaces or part thereof.

Class 9b

  • an assembly building, including a trade workshop, laboratory or the like in a primary or secondary school, but excluding any other parts of the building that are of another Class
(a)School1 space for every 100 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(b)Other assembly building
(i)up to 1000 carparking spaces; and1 space for every 50 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(ii)for each additional 100 carparking spaces or part thereof in excess of 1000 carparking spaces.1 space.

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