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.
2019 UOW entry (blue) permit renewals due
2018 parking entry permits will expire on 4 March 2019. Vehicles displaying a 2018 permit after this date may be issued a penalty notice, processed by Revenue NSW. If you require a UOW entry permit for 2019, apply now. Forms are available on the intranet. Assist with reducing road congestion, particularly at the start of session, and consider other transport options like the free shuttle buses, cycling, walking and catching the train. Carpooling with colleagues is another great option, three or more people in the car means free parking in P4 and P1.
Permit parking available at the TAFE
Staff with a blue UOW parking permit can use one of 200 available spaces in the TAFE carpark. This carpark is in close walking distance to campus via the footbridge at the Eastern Entrance, and is very convenient for permit holders on the eastern side of campus. This temporary carpark is in place to assist with parking constraints whilst construction takes place on campus. Please see the parking map. The NG Shuttle stops at Kids Uni bus stop, adjacent to the footbridge to the TAFE, and could be an option for those who want to get to the other side of campus.
Fine reductions applied to some parking offences from 28 February
UOW has opted-in to the NSW Government’s fine reduction scheme to reduce some parking fines starting 28 February 2019. The fine reduction applies to all universities where 29 offences of 52 offences state-wide apply.
The fines have been reduced from $112 to $80 from 28 February 2019.
The reduction applies to the following general offences:
- stop/park in a restricted parking area (not follow directions marked on a parking bay)
- ticket parking offences
- parallel parking offences
For a more detailed list refer to NSW Government's fines review website.
The NSW Government legislated a grace period of ten minutes for ticket and coupon offences across NSW. At UOW this grace period only applies to pay and display ticket zones for the offence of “park after a ticket has expired” (Road Rules 2014 rules 207-3(4)). This change took effect from 31 January 2019. Please see the NSW Government website for more information and applicable parking zones.
During Graduation periods of 23-26 April, 24-26 July, and 6-8 November, P8 Unicentre carpark is restricted for special event parking. P8 will generally only be available to Graduation attendees.
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