UOW strongly encourages you to consider leaving your car at home and instead take advantage of the variety of ways to get to the Wollongong Campus. Find out about free shuttle buses, local buses, carpooling, cycling and walking, the train, as well as available parking options if you do decide to bring a car. Students in residences also have access to a car share scheme.

Car share

Student Car Share is now available at University of Wollongong.

The cars are available for students living in UOW Student Residences. Two MG3 cars are located at Kooloobong Village (Building 73) and another MG3 is located at Bangalay.

The cars give you the option to hire one when you need it, without the hassle of your owning your own or paying for parking on site. The system is easy to use so you can book a car with as little as 15 minutes notice via the app. Use the cars to run errands, visit friends and family, or explore the area.

Students can sign up to become a member to receive access to the two vehicles 24/7, with hire fees covering the cost of fuel, maintenance, cleaning, registration and insurance. 

Download the app from the App Store or Play Store to sign up.

Find out more from your accommodation residence office.

Additional information


If you would like to park a motor vehicle at your UOW Student Residence, you will need to purchase a permit. Please refer to the Schedule of Fees for information on permits. Parking permits will be available for purchase via a ballot. You will need to register your interest when you accept your offer of accommodation. Please note, permits are limited.

Vehicles of any kind may not be driven or ridden on pathways or grassed areas. For more information please refer to Parking at UOW.


Please check with your UOW Student Residence administration for the location of the nearest bicycle shed to your unit. You should ensure your bicycle is secured to the bike rack by an approved locking device and the door of the shed is locked when you leave. If not, your bicycle will not be covered by insurance. Bicycles should not be chained to:

  • lamp posts or other fixtures
  • left in stairwells or
  • stored in rooms or units

Bicycles that are found in such inappropriate places or obstructing fire exits will be removed by staff. In such cases no reimbursements will be made for cut chains and the owner will be charged to retrieve the bicycle from the maintenance supervisor.

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