Getting to UOW

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Ring road closure this weekend

The Ring Road will be closed between the entrance to the Creative Arts Carpark (P5A) and the Northern Carpark (P5) from Friday 3 July at 7pm until 7am on Monday 6 July 2015.

The closure will allow for excavation and stormwater works as part of the P5 car park expansion project. No through traffic will be possible during this period. Pedestrian and traffic detour signage will be put in place to direct accordingly.

Thank you for your patience.

new bus stop for North gong shuttle

We're running a trial of a new bus stop outside the Early Start Discovery Space (building 21).  If you need to get to buildings on the north-western side of campus, the new stop may be the closest one for you.

As this is a trial, the new stop is not yet in the timetable. Plan to arrive at the stop around the same time as the bus arrives at Creative Arts (refer to timetable).

Please hail the driver if you are waiting to be picked up. When on board the bus, let the driver know if you wish to alight at the new stop.  The primary North Gong Shuttle bus is low floor/accessible, so suitable for wheelchairs and prams if you are visiting the Discovery Space. 

changes to pedestrian access on the ring road near creative arts

From Friday 19 June until Monday 6 July, pedestrian access will be unavailable on the Ring Road near Creative Arts and the Northern Carpark. This is to allow works to take place under the road.

An alternative pedestrian route has been established around the southern side of building 25. Please follow the signs and the temporary path. During exams, and the week after, UOW Security will be present to assist pedestrians. Your patience is appreciated.

UOW Transport Survey has ended - Prize winners announced!

UOW carries out surveys every two years to deterine the current mode of transport used by staff and students to get to campus.  This is important to the University so that we best support the needs of commuters when planning new transport initiatives and infrastructure. 

The biennial UOW Transport Survey finished on Tuesday 12 May.  We had nearly 5000 people complete the survey, so thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts with us.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

A new bike and helmet package (to the value of $650) from Simple Cycles -  Declan Savage

A Gold Pass to every gig for Spring Session at the UniBar - Alissa Paulson

A $100 voucher for lunch at The Terrace Restaurant and Bar - Hana Alshammari

A $100 voucher for the UniShop - Gladys Ayala Benavente   

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

Get Around with our channel on the My UOW app

Download My UOW to keep up to date with on campus news, events, opportunities and promotions. Subscribe to the Getting Around channel to find out the latest news on public transport, walking, cycling and driving to UOW and around town.   

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.