How many disabled car parks do I need

  • March 12, 2015
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Or more politically correct “How many accessible car parking spaces do I need”

Double accessible car paring space AS2890.6One 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 associated Number 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 building which 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; and 1 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; and 1 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 home 1 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) School 1 space for every 100 carparking spaces or part thereof.
(b) Other assembly building
(i) up to 1000 carparking spaces; and 1 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.