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Important information: Parking fees and conditions have changed for 2015.

2015 Staff and student parking fees and conditions.

2015 Fees and Conditions (PDF, 470.7 KB)

Parking permits

Student General parking permit sales will commence from Monday 16 March 2015. Parking Permits are available for purchase from Deakin Central and DUSA. The Student General parking permits will be valid from 1 April 2015.

During March, students wishing to park on campus can 'pay as you go' using casual parking permit vending machines or the PayByPhone parking app

The PayByPhone Parking app locations are:

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus - 10103 
    • Melbourne Burwood Campus Carpool Car Park - 10162
  • Geelong Waterfront Campus - 10157 
    • Geelong Waterfront Campus Carpool Car Park - 10165
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus - 10153
  • Warrnambool Campus - 10156

Staff and Student Residence General Permits will be available to purchase from Monday 16 February 2015. Staff and Student Residence General parking permits will be valid from 1 March 2015.

Deakin University operates a Triple Trimester system. Parking permits are required throughout the year with the exception of:

  • The ten days immediately after Christmas Day
  • Easter break (From Good Friday to Easter Tuesday inclusive)
  • University closed days (i.e. Federal public holidays)

These exceptions apply to the General Parking Permit Zones ONLY. All other Permit Zones are regulated all year round.

Availability of parking

Car parking on campuses is limited and in high demand.  The first 6 weeks of Trimester 1 and 2 are the most difficult times to find a car park on campus.  Consider alternative modes of transport to get to campus for example the free shuttle bus, public transport, walk or cycle – you can save yourself time and money. This will reduce parking stress and your carbon emissions.


Carpool car parks are located at Burwood and Waterfront campuses. Share the ride and share the cost of fuel to get to Deakin. Carpool vehicles will also have priority access to parking in these designated carpool car parks until 11am each work day.

The PayByPhone Parking app locations for Carpool Car Parks are:   

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus Carpool Car Park - 10162
  • Geelong Waterfront Campus Carpool Car Park - 10165

Staff Online parking permit system (salary sacrifice only)

Eligible staff may buy a parking permit online and have the permit fee deducted from consecutive pays. The permit type and payroll deduction options will be displayed automatically once you log into the Salary Sacrifice Parking Permit System.

Parking permits purchased using the salary sacrifice system may be posted to your home address or any other nominated address. On successful completion the system will issue a printable receipt that should be displayed on the vehicle dash board until the permit is delivered.

Accessible Parking

Category 1 and 2 Parking

All campuses have accessible parking spaces to support students, staff and visitors with a Category 1 Disabled Persons Parking Permit (issued from your local council). The Category 1 permit must be displayed at all times. Category 2 permit holders cannot park in accessible parking bays.

Temporary Disabled Authority

Persons with a temporary medical condition may apply for a Temporary Disabled Authority supported by a medical certificate or letter from a Doctor or Specialist.Temporary Disabled Authority permits are to be displayed in conjunction with a valid Deakin University Parking Permit. Both permits are to be clearly visible at the bottom of the left hand side of the windscreen. 

Motorcycles, scooters and bicycles

Parking permits are not required for motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. Motorcycles and scooters must park in designated motorcycle bays or on footpaths, provided they are not parked in such a manner as to cause an obstruction to pedestrians. Bicycles should be parked in designated bicycle racks.

Pay By Phone at Deakin

PayByPhone is an easy convenient way to pay for parking. It alleviates the need to keep spare coins or stand in line at parking permit vending machines. You can manage your account on line to receive SMS alerts, receipts and other account details.

PayByPhone has apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices, all you have to do is download the free app to get started. See the Quicklinks for a link to the PayByPhone website where you can download the app, signup or find out further information.

The PayByPhone Parking app locations are: 

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus - 10103 
    • Melbourne Burwood Campus Carpool Car Park - 10162
  • Geelong Waterfront Campus - 10157 
    • Geelong Waterfront Campus Carpool Car Park - 10165
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus - 10153
  • Warrnambool Campus - 10156


Faculties and Divisions may purchase Orange Daily Scratch Permits for "official visitors and guests" from the Security and Transport Group, Campus Services Division. Orange Daily Scratch Permits cost $8.00 per permit and are sold in books of 20. Daily Scratch Permits are issued to Faculties and Divisions for official visitor and guest use ONLY.

Orange Daily Scratch Permits are valid for one day ONLY and are valid in the Orange and General Parking Permit Zones ONLY. Please ensure the correct day, month and year is scratched on the permit and the permit is displayed clearly on the dashboard of the vehicle.  Incorrectly scratched permits will be deemed invalid and a parking infringement notice may be issued.

Visitors can purchase hourly or daily general parking permits using the PayByPhone parking app or from parking permit vending machines located in car parks and/or entry roads.

All parking permit vending machines accept coins (excluding 5c and 50c pieces) or credit cards and do not give change. Alternatively, General Daily Scratch Permits can be purchased from Deakin Central for $6.00 per permit. Please take care to ensure the correct date is scratched on the permit and the permit is clearly displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.  Incorrectly scratched permits will be deemed invalid and a parking infringement notice may be issued.

Daily reserve parking permits are available to visitors at the Burwood Campus from the Burwood Corporate Centre (building BC) for a flat fee of $20.00 per day. 

University events

Permission must be obtained to use Deakin roads or car parks for all events. Please email for further advice and requests.

Parking infringement notice

Have you received a parking infringement notice?

Parking Infringement Notices may be issued for any illegally parked vehicles.

A parking permit is not valid unless it is clearly displayed, except for permits purchased using the PayByPhone app, where Parking Officers will access your permit electronically.

Infringements may be issued for:

  • Parking permits not displayed
  • Parking permits not electronically purchased (PayByPhone)
  • Parking permits that are not clearly displayed (e.g. face down permits, permits obscured by other items)
  • Expired parking permits
  • Vehicles displaying parking permits that are not valid in the parking bay the vehicle is parked in
  • Vehicles parked in areas other than a marked parking bay

Instructions for paying infringements are noted on the reverse side on the Parking Infringement Notice.

The person issued with the parking infringement notice, or person acting on his or her behalf, may apply to have the decision to serve the parking infringement notice internally reviewed by the enforcement agency under the Act.

All requests for internal review must be in writing and sent to:

Deakin University Contesting
PO Box 577
Melton VIC 3337

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