Parking spaces are limited and in high demand at UOW. To reduce parking pressures and traffic congestion, staff, students, and visitors are encouraged to consider sustainable transport options, like using the free shuttle buses, public transport, walking, cycling or carpooling as alternatives to driving.
The Wollongong Campus is a Restricted Parking Area. NSW Road Rules and the University’s Access and Order Rules are strictly applied and penalties apply.
Each carpark on campus has different parking conditions which operate year round. Refer to the Wollongong Campus Parking Map and signage in the carparks. Parking availability is available on this page or the UOW Parking app.
Parking arrangements over Christmas/ New Year break 2018/2019
The carpool area of P4 Western Carpark will close over the Christmas and New Year break from 24 December 2018, and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019. All other carparks remain operational with usual hours of operation and parking conditions applying.
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.
During Graduation periods of 31 October, and 12-14 December 2018, P8 Unicentre carpark is restricted for special event parking. P8 will generally only be available to Graduation attendees.
Molecular Horizons construction commences 14 July – P7 Carpark closed
Construction is starting for Molecular Horizons. To allow for building works, P7 Carpark closed permanently from Saturday 14 July 2018. There will be changes to parking, vehicle and pedestrian access around the construction site. Please follow direction of traffic control and signs. Please be aware there may be some unavoidable delays. Thank you for your patience.
Alternative parking areas
UOW Entry Permit parking
UOW Entry Permit parking is available in P2, P3, P4, P5, and P8. Additional permit parking has been made available at the TAFE Wollongong Campus.
Entry Permit parking at TAFE
- The carpark is accessible by car via University Ave and Foleys Lane, and pedestrian access is via the overpass over the M1 Princes Motorway.
- Please follow signs and directions of the UOW Parking Attendants to ensure you are in the correct car park. There is no need to stop at the TAFE gatehouse when staffed, provided your UOW Entry Permit is clearly displayed on your windscreen.
- The carpark is not available for parking overnight and will be locked.
- Don’t forget you can catch the North Gong Shuttle Bus from the Kids Uni bus stop, near the pedestrian bridge to the TAFE. There are several stops around the Ring Road (use the UOW Shuttle app for timetable information).
- Safety escorts are also available to walk to your car. Use the SafeZone app or contact UOW Security (02 4221 4555).
Motorcycle parking is available in P1 (undercover), P2, P3 (undercover), and P5.
Mobility (disabled) parking
Some mobility parking will be made available in the new mobility carpark between buildings 32 and 43, and accessed via the Ring Road. Mobility permit holders are authorised to access dedicated mobility parking bays, UOW Entry permit bays and ticket bays, free of charge.
Pay and Display Ticket parking
Pay and display ticket parking will no longer be available in P7. Alternative carparks include P1, P3, P4, P6, and P8, and also in P2 and P5 after 4pm.
Free parking is available for cars bringing three or more people to campus in the carpool area of P4. See the parking attendant for entry. This is available for staff, students and visitors.
You can use the SafeZone app or contact UOW Security (02 4221 4555) to request a safety escort to walk you to your car.
Pedestrians and cyclists
Building 32 bike base users can access the bike base via the Ring Road between buildings 32 and 43.
Directional signs and traffic control will be in place to assist in navigating to buildings around the construction site.
There are many different bus services and free shuttle buses to the Wollongong Campus. See travelling from your suburb for assistance in planning your journey.
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Download the UOW Parking App
UOW has a Parking App that is available for iPhone and Android. This app lists available spaces for ticket, permit and carpool parking areas to help you find that elusive parking spot at Wollongong Campus. Please do not be tempted to use your phone while driving.
You can also check parking availablility online via the website www.uow.edu.au/parking/availability/index.html