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Changes to P5 and P4 carparks – construction works from November 2018

Building works are taking place starting November 2018 in P4 Western and P5 Northern carparks as part of developments outlined in the Wollongong Campus Master Plan. The developments bring new teaching and learning facilities and additional parking spaces to the Wollongong Campus.

From 1 November, construction will start for a new carpark to the north of the existing P5 Northern Carpark. The new carpark will have more car and motorcycle spaces.

There will also be changes to P4 Western Carpark due to construction starting for the new Social Sciences and Law, Humanities and the Arts (Western) Building from 16 November. Some parking spaces will be lost to accommodate the construction site of the new building.

The existing P5 carpark will be divided into two sections, and access between the two sections will be available via the Ring Road. A site fence will be set up in the south eastern corner of P4 carpark, with some parking displaced. These plans are in place to minimise disruptions and preserve as many parking spaces as possible during construction. Please follow signage and the direction of traffic controllers and UOW Security.

All carparks on campus will remain operational with existing restricted parking conditions applying.

End of year shuttle buses

All free shuttle buses run during exams, including the NG Shuttle on Saturday 3 and 10 November.

From Friday 16 November, the NG Shuttle will begin operating to the reduced timetable, and the GKA-NG will be running instead of the usual GKA and GKC services.

Gong Shuttle services operate to normal timetables.

There will be a break over Christmas and New Year for the NG and GKA-NG services from 25 December - 2 January 2019.

Night road works on M1 Princes Motorway at University Ave over bridge from 21 October

Roads and Maritime Services are starting night road works to repair University Ave bridge from Sunday 21 October. This work is essential to ensure road safety following an oversize truck colliding with the bridge.

Work will take place over several weeks. The first closure is Sunday 21 October - Thursday 25 October 8:30pm - 4am.

During the work the M1 will be closed southbound at University Avenue. All vehicles will be diverted via the University Avenue off-ramp, and return to the M1 via the University Avenue on-ramp. University Ave will remain open during this closure period. There may be some delays, so please allow extra time and follow the direction of traffic control. Buses and free shuttles travelling through this area may experience some minor delays, so thank you for your understanding and patience.

Other closure periods are planned for:

  • Sunday 4 November – Thursday 8 November, 9pm – 4am
  • Sunday 11 November – Thursday 15 November, 9pm – 4am
  • Sunday 18 November – Thursday 22 November, 9pm – 4am

More information will be provided closer to the closure periods. 

Local road closures - October/November

Roads and Maritime Services are carrying out essential maintenance work on roads around the Illawarra.

Some of these closures may affect the way you travel. Please ensure you are aware of the closures and plan your journey.

Daytime road closures:

  • Bulli Pass - 23/24 October, 9am- 3pm

  • Macquarie Pass - 6-8 November, 9am-3pm

  • Appin Road - 27-29 November, 9am-3pm

There are also some road closures at night. Check the Roads and Maritime website for more information.

Temporary TAFE carpark available for UOW entry permit holders 

The temporary TAFE Carpark is available for UOW Entry permit holders.  This is to assist with parking constraints whilst construction takes place on campus. This carpark is in close walking distance to campus via the footbridge and is convenient for permit holders on the eastern side of campus.  


Travel to uni with three people in a car for free parking!

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Free shuttle buses

Download the UOW Shuttle app for free bus timetables, tracking and routes.