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 and bike share scheme.
Car and bike share
Student Car Share is now available at University of Wollongong.
The cars are available for students living in UOW Accommodation 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.
Bicycles are available for students living at Bangalay and Kooloobong Village through a bike share program.
The bikes are a great alternative to needing a car in Wollongong. Cycling is an easy way to get around, with excellent bike paths close by and bike parking on campus and at your residence.
How the system works:
- Visit your residence office to complete a ‘Bicycle Share Deed Poll’ form. This form will be kept on file.
- Make a booking for the bike you would like to hire through the Accommodation Portal, then visit the office to collect the key. To borrow a bike, the resident must sign out using the bike register at the front office and leave their student ID card. Their fobs will be recoded to open the bike shed.
- At the end of your booking, return the bike to the bike shed and ensure it is secured. Return the key to the office.
Students must have their own helmets, however, there are helmets available to purchase from the office at a cost of $50. For more information contact your residence office.
If you would like to park a motor vehicle at your UOW Accommodation 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 Accommodation 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.
The best way to get to campus if you live close by is to catch public transport, cycle or walk. If you must drive, carpool with others for free parking. The Transport Access Guide is a handy resource.
Public transport services and safety advice change from time to time as a result of NSW Health requirements. Before you travel always check the timetable and follow all safety recommendations. Face masks are mandatory on all public transport.
Please queue in a line to ensure your safety, when catching a bus from the campus and North Gong Station. Keep a safe 1.5m distance between yourself and others. NSW Health strongly recommends that people wear a facemask where they cannot physically distance from others.Please follow the directions of the bus drivers, bus marshals and UOW Security.
Eligible UOW students can apply for a concession opal card.