Transport

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.

Travel advice

Bus interchange at Northfields Avenue Best ways to get to campus
Students getting off a train COVID-19 travel advice
Students catching North Gong shuttle bus Wear a mask and queue for your bus
Adult and Consession Opal card Get your Opal Card

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 Hyundai i30 cars will located at UOW with one at Bangalay and the other at Graduate House.

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 rates starting at only $6.00 per hour. This includes the cost of fuel, maintenance, cleaning, registration and insurance. The first 12 months of membership are free, with a one off application fee of only $25.

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

Find out more from your accommodation residence.

The bike share program is now available for student residents at Bangalay.

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 is:

  1. The Bangalay resident will need to sign the ‘Bicycle Share Deed Poll’ contract and this should be collected, filled in and returned to the Bangalay student residence front office.
  2. 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.
  3. Students must have their own helmets. However, there are helmets available to purchase from the Bangalay front office at a cost of $50.
  4. Once the fobs are coded to open the bike shed, residents are issued with keys for the locks on the bikes.
  5. Upon return of the bikes, the resident will come in to the front office and sign that the bike has been returned on the bike register and return the keys.
  6. Once keys for the bike are returned to the front office the Bangalay residents student ID card will be returned.
  7. Please note that bikes must be returned on the same day.

There are 8 bicycles available for bike share. The bikes are kept in the Bangalay bike shed which is only accessible to Community Leaders and residents who own bikes or those that sign up for the bike share program.

For more information contact Bangalay on 4221 5556 or email bangalay@uow.edu.au.

Additional information

Parking

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.

Cycling

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.