Car parking fees reintroduced 1 August 2022

With the return to on-campus work, from 1 August 2022 car parking fees were reintroduced across all VU campuses. Staff who wish to have an E Permit or Reserved Permit, including current permit holders, will need to reapply for a parking permit

Limited University parking is available at most campuses, except the city campuses where there is no University parking.

For information about your public transport options for our city campuses, visit the campus pages.

Payment options for student & visitor parking

Students and visitors can park in the P Meter areas, using the Easy Park phone app or paperless parking meters in the University car parks.

Hours of operation

Paid parking applies between 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday including public holidays.

Cost *

* Note that using the EasyPark app incurs an additional transaction fee on top of the amounts stated.

All campuses except Footscray Park & City campuses

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

Footscray Park Campus 

  • $1.60 for 2 hours
  • $4 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. Note that in addition to these fees there are transaction fees that you will be charged by the app.

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 transaction fees when using EasyPark app

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.

Parking meters

Parking meters are paperless and accept coins only. All you need is your licence plate details to enter into the meter and choose the 2 Hour or all-day parking option.

Parking meters only accept $2, $1, 50c, 20c and 10c and do not provide change.

Parking maps & spaces availability

Footscray Nicholson parking map

  • Meter spaces (approx): 131
  • Accessible (disabled) spaces: 11
  • 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.

Building works for the new Footscray Hospital may affect parking, bus routes and road access near Footscray Park Campus. Our available parking spaces are outlined below.

Due to the new Footscray Hospital construction, subsidised parking rates are in place to accommodate alternative car parks.

Staff have two options available to them:

  • Footscray Market Rooftop, where limited parking with 275 parking bays is available via access card for salary packaged permit holders (E Permit) for the entire year. This is on first in, first serve basis. Further information for staff can be found under Facilities on the intranet (log in required).
  • Flemington Victoria Racing Club, but noting that this will be unavailable for a few weeks of the year due to major events. Staff will need to seek different parking arrangements during these times, therefore a permit at Footscray Market Rooftop, may be a good choice.

To find out more about the building works, see:

Maps

Footscray Park parking map

  • Meter spaces: 0
  • Accessible (disabled) spaces: 12
  • Other options: Street parking is available surrounding the campus.

Flemington Victorian Racing Club, Riverbank parking map

  • Ticket meter spaces (approx): 600
  • Accessible (disabled) spaces: 0
  • Shuttle bus service is available

Sunshine parking map

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

St Albans parking map

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

Werribee West parking map

  • Meter spaces (approx): 415
  • Accessible (disabled) spaces: 14

Werribee East parking map

  • Meter spaces (approx): 170 (including approx 58 staff spaces)

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 and 5pm, 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 Municipal Disable Parking Permit.
  • Cars not parked according to car park signs will be fined.

Parking infringement notices

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

Paying for your parking infringement

Details on how to pay your PIN are listed on the front of the parking infringement notice.

Lost parking infringement notices

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

Appealing parking infringement notices

To appeal a parking infringement, please contact the agency below and place your appeal in writing:

Bartels Taylors & Associates
Phone: +61 3 9747 9569
Email: [email protected]
Hours of business: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.45pm

Review – Victoria University
PO Box 779
Melton VIC 3337

As outlined in Section 22 of the Infringement Act 2006 you will need to provide evidence to support your appeal.

Find more information on the Bartels Taylors and Associates website.

If you are unable to meet these requirements, you have two further options available to you:

  1. Pay the infringement; payment options are available on the reverse side of the PIN or the BTA website
  2. Elect to have the matter heard in an open court by sending your request in writing to Bartels Taylors & Associates. At this time the agency will provide evidence of which you will be supplied a copy.

Please note: It is advisable not to contact Facilities in the first instance as the PIN will not be placed on hold. Any delays may cause overdue fees to be added to the infringement costs.

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

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

Withdrawal of parking infringement notices

Infringement notices will only be considered for review if they meet Section 22 of the Infringements Act 2006 (Vic). For further information please refer to Parking Infringement Appeals.

Staff parking permits

Staff can salary package University parking 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 Meter areas.

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

Re-applying for permits:

Staff who wish to have an E Permit or Reserved Permit, including current permit holders, will need to reapply for a parking permit. This is due to the time that has passed since permits were active and to accommodate the development of new processes.