Spaces are limited and in high demand with 25,000 staff and students sharing just 3,100 spaces. The first weeks of session are always the worst. Check current availability availability online or download the UOW Parking app for iPhone or Android.
Consider taking the free shuttle buses or public transport, or walk or cycle – you will ease congestion, escape the parking hassles and reduce your carbon footprint.
Split your petrol bill and park for free when you carpool to Wollongong Campus. Cars bringing 3 or more occupants to the campus get free parking in the Western Car Park (P4).
General information on parking from 27 February 2017 is available for download - 2017 parking general information (pdf document)
Parking changes in 2017
Parking fees on the Wollongong Campus increased from 1 January 2017. It’s been four years since parking fees were last increased, and in this time the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 6.5%.
The changes to pay and display parking fees will align with the changes to CPI since 2013 when parking fees were last increased. Staff entry permits and contractor permits have been increased slightly more than CPI to improve staff to student equity.
The increase in parking fees supports:
- Continued free transportation on the North Gong and GK Shuttles servicing the campus community and connecting to transport hubs across Wollongong.
- End of trip cycling facilities
- Carpooling initiatives (free parking for three or more people per car in P4)
- Improvements for access to short term parking stations
- Improvements to staff and student equity with respect to parking fees
- Continued maintenance and security of all carparks across campus
- Continued implementation of UOW’s Transport Strategy, which since implemented in 2009 strives to support staff and students and reduce reliance on use of private vehicles coming to campus
These changes also support the principles in the recently released Wollongong Campus Master Plan to preserve green space, consolidate car parking and maintain the current ratio of car spaces to students and staff. The changes are also in line with transport strategies and initiatives implemented broadly within the tertiary sector.
Refer to the rates schedule for more information. Campus signage and ticket machines will also be updated to reflect these changes to parking fees.