Useful transport apps for your smartphone
UOW has two apps to help you navigate to the Wollongong Campus:
Available for iPhone and Android. This app lists available spaces for ticket, permit and carpool parking areas to help you find that elusive parking spot. Note that we strongly encourage you to carpool if you are bringing a car to campus, particularly so you have a passenger and are not tempted to use your phone while driving.
Real-time transport apps
Real-time transport apps can give you handy information to catch the bus or train including routes, timetables, and usually information on service updates and accessibility.
There are many apps available across most platforms. Transport for NSW has a list of the latest in the market, and many are free! Our picks are:
Plan public transport throughout Sydney, NSW, and interstate with the Opal Travel app. This journey planner gives you an estimate of how much fares are, trip options and times. It also links you to the Opal website so you can see how much balance is on your card and top up. Available from Google Play or the App Store.
Displays timetable information for buses, trains, light rail and ferries. It features a summary view showing your next services, as well as a full timetable viewer. Available on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows.
Live Traffic NSW
Gives live information on incidents and conditions on the road if you are driving or carpooling. Available for iPhone and Android. Remember, don't use your phone while driving, instead check it out before you travel, or have one of your passengers use the app instead.
Other useful apps
Let your local Council know if there is a non emergency problem in your neighbourhood such as a dangerous pothole, a missing sign or an obstacle on a bike path needing attention. The app sends a photo to the relevant authority so it can be resolved. Available for iPhone and Android.