Parking your car

Limited parking is available at most campuses, except the city campuses. For information about your public transport options for our city campuses, visit the campus pages.

Changes to parking

Between Monday 24 and Friday 28 September 2018, all ticket machines will be replaced with paperless pay stations. You will now enter your vehicle registration into the pay station rather than printing and displaying a ticket.

For more information about the changes call the Facilities Service Desk on +61 4 9919 5900.

Payment options for student & visitor parking

Students and visitors can park in the P Ticket areas, using the Easy Park phone App or paperless pay stations in the car park.

Hours of operation

Paid parking applies between 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday including public holidays.

Cost

  • $2.20 for 2 hours
  • $5.50 for all-day parking.

EasyPark App – card only

The EasyPark App allows to you select and adjust your parking time so you only pay for what you need.

Download EasyPark from:

To pay for parking using the EasyPark App:

  1. Register your details and payment method (you only need to set this up once)
  2. Enter your vehicle registration
  3. Enter the parking area code displayed on signage around the car park
  4. Set your parking time

Additional fees

There are transaction fees for using the app. The packages are:

  • EasyPark casual user – for those that don’t pay to park often. There is no monthly fee, and you pay 10% per transaction.
  • EasyPark saver – for those that park 2-3 times per week or more. This option involves a monthly fee of $1.99, plus 2.25% transaction fee, which is more cost effective for regular users.

For more information call 1300 734 070 or visit the EasyPark website.

Paperless pay stations – coins only

Enter your vehicle registration and pay for parking through the paperless pay stations. You can choose 2 hours or all-day.

Pay stations only accept 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins.

Parking maps & spaces availability

Footscray Nicholson Campus

Footscray Nicholson parking map

  • Ticket spaces (approx): 131
  • Accessible (disable spaces) spaces: 11
  • Other options: Limited street parking is available on Pilgrim and Albert Street. Time limits apply, please check signage for restrictions. A public car park on Albert St, North of Buckley Street is available.

Footscray Park Campus

Footscray Park parking map

  • Ticket spaces (approx): 641
  • Accessible (disable spaces) spaces: 12
  • Other options: Street parking is available in the surrounding streets South of Ballarat Rd. Maribyrnong City Council parking is comparable to the University rates. See Maribyrnong City Council parking around the campus.

Sunshine Campus

Sunshine parking map

  • Ticket spaces (approx): 430
  • Accessible (disable spaces) spaces: 16
  • Other options: Limited street parking is available on Phoenix Street. Please check signage for restrictions.

St Albans Campus

St Albans parking map

  • Ticket spaces (approx): 1200
  • Accessible (disable spaces) spaces: 32
  • Other options: Streets surrounding the campus are resident permit only parking. Please check signage for restrictions.

Werribee Campus

Werribee West parking map

  • Ticket spaces (approx): 415
  • Accessible (disable spaces) spaces: 14

University resident parking

Residents of UniLodge@VU can apply for a University Residence (UR) parking permit. This permit allows parking in the P Ticket areas and E Permit Zones only.

You can apply for a:

  • 3 month UR permit A$192.50
  • 6 month UR permit A$385
  • 12 month UR permit A$750.

Payment is required on application and permits are non-refundable.

To apply:

  1. complete the UR parking permit application form
  2. submit the form to your Residential Manager at UniLodge@VU
  3. email the completed form with a VUHQ payment receipt to FacilitiesServiceDesk@vu.edu.au

Parking regulations

University car parks are regulated by the Road Safety Act 1986 and its associated regulations.

  • A charge for parking applies between 8.30am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday (including public holidays).
  • A daily permit or digital ticket allows you park at any campus on the day of issue.
  • For safety reasons, the speed limit in all VU campuses is 10kph.
  • Users park at their own risk. University Management will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.
  • Accessible parking spaces are available on each campus. You need to display a current Category 1 Disabled Persons Parking Permit and a valid VU Permit, or hold a digital ticket, at all times. Parking in disabled parking spaces for less than 30 minutes is free for Category 1 Disabled Persons Parking Permit holders.
  • Cars not parked according to car park signs will be fined.

Parking infringements

Fines or parking infringement notices (PINs) are issued to vehicles parked contrary to the requirements of the car park signage.

Paying for your parking infringement

Details regarding how to pay your fine are listed on the back of the parking infringement notice.

Lost parking infringement notices

If you lose the parking infringement notice you can obtain a copy from Bartels Taylor & Associates.

Appealing parking infringement notices

To appeal a parking infringement, complete the Parking Infringement appeal form and mail it to:

Review – Victoria University
PO Box 779
Melton Vic 3337

Phone: +61 4 9747 9569
Email: infringements@bartelstaylor.net.au

Once your appeal is received, the parking infringement notice is placed on hold, pending the outcome of your appeal.

Don't contact the University in the first instance as your parking infringement notice will not be placed on hold, and overdue fees may be added to the fine.

You will be advised of the outcome in writing once the review process is finalised.

If you have appealed your parking infringement and were unsuccessful, you may lodge a 2nd appeal provided you have additional evidence to support your case. You cannot appeal a 2nd time with the same evidence from the first appeal.

If your 2nd appeal is unsuccessful, the only remaining options are to pay the infringement or to elect to take the matter to court.

Withdrawal of parking infringement notices

Infringement notices will only be considered for withdrawal if they were issued incorrectly or if there are extenuating circumstances.

Staff parking permits

Staff can salary package permits and purchase annual permits through the parking office. Full details are available on the  Facilities Department intranet site. You can have the fee automatically deducted from your fortnightly pay. Staff can park in E Permit or P Ticket areas.

If you have a VU one-day scratchie permit, these may be used in either E Permit or P Ticket areas.