Information for Students on getting to UOW

Parking is limited, with just 3000 spaces for 23,000 staff and students however you can avoid delays by walking, cycling or taking advantage of the low-cost public transport. If you have no option than to drive, why not consider carpooling?

Most drivers are surprised to learn that running a car is expensive – and far outweighs the costs of using public transport – or getting a little exercise. 


Hundreds of students every day feel great and save money by cycling to uni. Parking is convenient, uncongested and safe, and you'll find secure parking on the Wollongong and Innovation Campuses.


In need of some exercise? UOW is close to many residential areas, so why not start the day with a walk to uni? It's cheap and sustainable. You could walk in one direction and get the free shuttle bus home. Even if you commute, you can walk to and from your station or bus stop.

Free shuttle buses

Free shuttle buses are ready to connect you to the University, Innovation Campus and everything on offer in Wollongong.

Concessions & discounts

Eligible full time domestic students can received discounted fares on public transport in NSW using a concession Opal Card.   International students can use adult Opal Cards or discounted MyMulti passes.  Find out about travel passes and Opal Cards from Student Central

Free carpool parking

Make the most of your car, save on travel and reduce your carbon emissions. If you carpool with three or more people, you'll get free parking on campus.

Student parking

Spaces are limited and in high demand – check availability now. To avoid delays, why not get to uni free by shuttle bus, on public transport or by bike – it's easier and greener. Student parking is ticketed, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
It’s a big mistake to try and drive at the start of session
The first few weeks of session are the worst time to be in a car. You will have great difficulty negotiating the congestion and then not be able to find a parking space. It’s much better to use public transport, walk or ride a bike. The parking rules around the University are strictly applied and significant penalties apply.

Travelling from your suburb

Discover the easiest and quickest modes of transport from your home to the Wollongong Campus.

Advice for international students

Study NSW have a dedicated website for international students, with advice about catching taxis, public transport, road rules and cycling.  

Last reviewed: 10 September, 2018