Traffic and parking conditions

Campus parking and road rules

The Access and Order Rules outline the regulations for driving and parking on campus.  It is important that you are aware of and comply with the Rules. 

Conditions of parking

The Restricted Parking Area Scheme applies to all University properties. Its enforcement is managed through the issue of penalty notices processed by Revenue NSW.

Restricted Parking Area rules apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UOW Entry Permit and Pay and Display Ticket parking conditions apply 8:30am – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. A valid ticket or permit must be displayed. Refer to signposted conditions in each carpark.

In P2 and P5, 2 hour (2P) Pay and Display Ticket bays are available 4-6:30pm. Note that before 4pm these carparks are only available for UOW Entry Permit holders.

The Short-term Parking Station is in operation every day, and rates differ for each time period. Refer to Ticket Parking for hours of operation and fees.

Reserved and UOW Entry permits must be displayed on the driver’s side of the windscreen.  Permits and tickets must not be placed behind tinted areas. Motorcycle permits must be affixed  to the motorcycle.  Pay and Display tickets must be displayed on the dashboard, correct side up.  Incorrect placement may incur a fine if Parking Enforcement Officers cannot check the validity of a permit or ticket.

To park in a mobility parking space you must display a valid mobility permit. This applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Parking Enforcement Officers regularly check all carparks. Incorrect placement or absence of a valid ticket or permit, and parking in designated disabled parking bays without a mobility permit, may incur a fine. Obscured or unreadable tickets or permits will be treated as invalid.

Penalty amounts for breaches of the Parking Rules and Restricted Parking Area conditions are determined by the NSW Parliament. Penalty Notices issued for breaches are processed by Revenue NSW. Refer to the Penalty Notice for information on how to pay or dispose of the notice. To obtain a review of a Penalty Notice, complete the Request a Review of a Penalty Notice form.

Report a lost or stolen entry permit

Report a lost or stolen Entry Permit to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 and request a Police event number. A report can then be lodged with UOW Security.

Complete the Replacement Entry Permit Form (FMD-PAR-FRM-012) and obtain your replacement from the Financial Services Division. A replacement fee of $22 applies.

Possession and use of any stolen or lost permit is a criminal offence. The manufacture or use of a forged or altered permit is a criminal offence. Where an authorised person detects the commission of a criminal offence in these circumstances an authorised person may conduct an investigation and call upon assistance from police. The authorised person may use their discretion in issuing a fine for the offence that a valid permit is not displayed on the vehicle. This may also result in internal disciplinary procedures and the calling of police to pursue criminal charges.

Road rules

NSW Road Rules apply on the ring road and in UOW carparks. If you have relocated to NSW from interstate or overseas, the rules may be different for you. The Road Rules are available in many translations for international visitors.

Current road problems

Find out about current traffic issues by viewing Transport for NSW's live updates and traveller information.