Of the millions of people living with chronic illness or disability in Australia around 90% of them are considered to be an invisible disability.
Invisible disabilities are chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living that are not visible or obvious, while the list is extensive examples are MS, Cystic Fibrosis, Mental Illness, Arthiritis and Diabetes.
People living with invisible disabilities can appear perfectly healthy to those around them and often face daily challenges as a result of a lack of awareness and understanding.
If someone has a disabled permit and is parking in a disabled carpark it is safe to assume that they have been assessed for it and need it.
It is important to never assume that someone is breaking the rules by not wearing a mask or utilising disability services such as bathroom stalls or seats on public transport.