Getting to UOW

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Start of session tips

From Monday, traffic congestion around the Wollongong Campus will be at its peak, and parking pushed to the limit for the start of Autumn Session. Congestion will be highest around 8:30am and 5:30pm, and also around half past the hour when lectures start.  It will also peak in Week 2 when tutorials commence.  Security and Traffic Controllers will advise and assist drivers at major intersections, so please follow their directions.

Consider changing your arrival time to try and avoid congestion and delays.  You could use alternative routes and University entrances like the Robsons Road entry into the Western Carpark.  Please exercise caution if you are driving, and take care when changing lanes or braking, particularly down Mt Ousley Road.

Try carpooling with three people in a car to receive free parking in P4, and reduce the number of cars coming to campus.  If you don't have to drive, or are not carpooling, we recommend avoiding bringing your car to campus.  

Have a look through the website to work out what options you have for sustainable commuting using the train, Opal bus, one of the four free shuttle bus services, or cycling, walking or skateboarding!  

Northfields Ave Bus interchange upgrade

Work is underway to upgrade the Northfields Ave bus interchange.  This work involves providing a wider footpath and more bus shelters to make it better and safer for you when you catch the bus.

Buses are operating from temporary stops outside UniCentre (Building 11) and outside the Botanic Gardens.

For more information see News and Events

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New shuttle bus services

New iC Shuttle

A new trial bus service is coming in 2015! Do you travel from the Innovation Campus to the Wollongong Campus?  Or live near Campus East, Gundi, Keiraview or Weerona College?  Catch the new FREE iC Shuttle! 

This service starts from 23 February 2015 and links the Innovation Campus with the Wollongong Campus during peak periods in the morning and afternoon.  

New route and timetable for GK Shuttle

We've also made changes to the GK Shuttle for 2015 to make it better for more people.  This service now runs in a clockwise loop through Keiraville, Gwynneville and Wollongong stopping near many accommodation campuses.  This service no longer runs around the Ring Road, but instead stops on Northfields Ave.

See you on the bus!

New Route 41 “Dapto” bus a bonus for Unanderra and Figtree too

The new 41 bus introduced a few weeks ago now provides a direct service to the Uni from Dapto Station and all stops along the Princes Highway and Robsons Road. Timed to arrive at UOW at 8:19, 9:19 and 10:19am, this provides a quick and timely link for residents in the southern suburbs, taking just 11 minutes to get from O’Briens Rd Figtree to the University. Plenty of space on O’Briens road for drop-offs or parking if you want to “park and ride”. Find out more about getting to UOW from your suburb


UOW's Sustainable Transport Strategy

The University of Wollongong's Transport Project commenced in 2008.  It aims to improve the transport experience for students and staff, and encourage a shift from private vehicles to more sustainable forms of transport including public transport, walking, and cycling.

Find out more about the Sustainable Transport Strategy.

Bike Maintenance stations 

Need to pump up your tyres or tighten your brakes?

Wollongong Campus now has two 'do it yourself' bike service stations to help keep your pushie in tip top condition. These are located on the south side of Building 20, and north of the UniBar in the Jugglers lawn. Happy cycling.

Shuttle and Parking APPs

for iPhone and Android

Want to know how long til the next shuttle bus? Checkout the UOW Shuttle iPhone app or Android app.  This gives you the times for the next 55, NG or GK shuttle going your way. You can also track the location of the NG or GK shuttle on the dynamic map.

There is also a UOW Parking iPhone app and Android app.  The app lists available spaces for ticket, permit or carpool to help find that elusive parking spot. Note - we strongly encourage you to car pool if you are bringing a car to campus for many reasons, but also so you have a passenger and are not tempted to use your phone while driving. 

New shared Path heading South

Wollongong City Council has finished a new pedestrian and cycling link to the south of Wollongong Campus through Keiraville. Cross Northfields Ave in front of UniCentre and you now have 1.3km of cycleway and paths heading south. This takes you along Paulsgrove and John sts to the new path though the beautiful trees at Nyrang Park. Quiet streets beyond take you a further 0.7km before you rejoin Robsons Road.