Casual parking

Casual parking

Casual parking is available across the campus and available for anyone to use, including students and visitors. There are different parking conditions and payment requirements at the Wollongong campus depending on the carpark.  Please ensure you observe signage within each carpark as penalties apply.  A Restricted Parking Area scheme applies to all University properties, and rules apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Casual parking options include:

  • Pay as you go (PAYG) ticketless parking through the CellOPark app 
  • "Pay and Display" ticket parking
  • Short term parking stations

Casual parking using CellOPark

UOW has partnered with CellOPark to offer a digital payment method for casual parking at the Wollongong campus.  With CellOPark, you only pay for what you use and start and stop your parking in the app.

Ticket machines are still available in most carparks as an alternate payment option. You purchase a ticket for the duration you expect to be parked from the machine prior to parking. 

If you use the ticket machines, you must ensure your ticket is displayed on the dashboard, correct side up. Incorrect placement may incur a fine if Parking Enforcement Officers cannot read the ticket to check the validity.

Casual parking is available 8:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) in:

  • P8 Carpark in signposted bays
  • P5 Carpark North in signposted bays (northern section across the bridge)
  • P4 Carpark
  • P3 Carpark in signposted bays

From 4pm to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), casual parking is available in:

  • P2 Carpark
  • P5 Carpark South (southern section, adjacent to Ring Road)

In these zones, a valid ticket or permit must be displayed, or you must have an active session with CellOPark. The University uses Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) technology to confirm that a vehicle has a valid parking session or permit. Parking Enforcement Officers will also check if a valid ticket has been displayed.

It is critical that you enter your number plate correctly into the CellOPark app. If your vehicle registration number is incorrect it will not be recognised by UOW Security and you may be issued a parking fine.

How to use the CellOPark app

Set up your account

  1. Download the CellOPark app from the App Store (on iPhone) or the Google Play Store (on Android).
  2. Enter your mobile number
  3. Complete the registration details
  4. Create password
  5. Set up your credit, debit or pre-paid card.
  6. Select Add Vehicle and enter your vehicle registration plate number. 

You can also register online at or call 1300 CellOPark.

How to park on Wollongong campus using CellOPark

When you park in a carpark where PAYG is valid, you will need to select the correct parking zone within the CellOPark app. Each ticket machine in a PAYG carpark has a sticker with a seven digit number.

Within the CellOPark app, to select the zone:

  • press the 'Scan QR' button in the app and scan the QR code located on signs, or
  • select University of Wollongong from the drop down menu, or
  • enter the seven digit zone number. 

You can have up to two vehicles registered on your account, but you need to ensure you have selected the 'active' vehicle when parking. 

Press 'press to start' when you are ready to start your parking session.

When you have finished your parking session, you need to press 'press to stop'.  With CellOPark, you only pay for what you use, as long as you stop your session as you leave.

CellOPark parking session rates

All prices are inclusive of GST. All fees paid under these rules are not refundable.

P3, P4, P5 north and P8 zones
  Hourly rate Accumulated cost
First hour $0.87 $0.87
Second hour $0.87 $1.74
Third hour $0.87 $2.61
Fourth hour $0.87 $3.48
Fifth hour $1.76 $5.24
Sixth hour $1.76 $7.00
Beyond six hours   $9.60
Motorcycle zones
  Hourly rate Maximum cost
Motorcycles $0.10 $0.80 per day
P2 and P5 south zones (After 4pm - 6:30pm only)
  Hourly rate Maximum cost
Parking rate $2.30


(2 hours maximum)


CellOPark zones

Zone numbers are displayed within each carpark. You can either select the zone number within the app, scan the QR code or enter the number manually.

Zone name Zone number
Carparks P3, P4, P5 north and P8 2522100
Carparks P2 and P5 south (after 4pm only) 2522444
Motorcycle bays 2522800

Getting help

If you need assistance with the CellOPark app, or would like to use a non smartphone alternative (other than the ticket machines) please visit or call 02 8599 9747.

If you have enquiries about parking at UOW, please email

Pay and Display ticket parking

If you are not using the CellOPark app in one of the carparks above, you will need to purchase and display a valid ticket. Motorcycles are unable to pay via pay and display and must have a vPermit or use the CellOPark app.

Fees for P3, P4, P5 north and P8 carparks

Ticket payment period Fee
0 to 4 hours $3.50
4 to 6 hours $7.00
6 hours or more $9.60

Fees for P2 and P5 carparks in UOW permit bays, after 4pm

Ticket payment period Fee per hour
Per hour, after 4pm $2.30

All prices are inclusive of GST. All fees paid under these rules are not refundable.

There are two types of pay and display ticket machines available in all pay and display carparks. One type accepts coins only (10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins), and the other type access both coins and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard). No change is given.

Short- term parking stations

Parking is free in the Short-term Parking Stations (P1 and P6) for 30 minutes – fees then apply.

Short-term parking is available in the Parking Station, Levels E- L, in the P1 Multistorey Carpark.

The P1 Short-term Parking Station is in operation every day.

P1 short-term parking station hours of operation and fees 

8:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday Fee
0 to 30 minutes Free
30 minutes to 1 hour $2.30
1 to 2 hours $4.40
2 to 4 hours $9.00
4 hours or more $15.00


6:30pm to 8:30am, Monday to Friday; weekends; public holidays Fee
Maximum fee $1.00

All prices are inclusive of GST. All fees paid under these rules are not refundable.

Parking Station ticket machines accept coins (10c, 20c, 50c and $1 and $2 coins), notes ($5, $10 and $20) and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).

Pay Stations are available on levels F and H in P1.


P6 Sports Hub

For parking in P6 Sports Hub carpark, please see UniActive parking fees