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Special notice

Some students and staff may be affected by a permit machine system error that caused significant delays to some credit card transactions for purchases of casual parking permits. In some cases, credit card transactions from as far back as April are only now being debited from user's accounts.

If you believe you have paid more than required, please contact parking@deakin.edu.au or call 5227 1011 and we will provide assistance.

Parking permits

2014 Parking Permits are available for purchase from Deakin Central from Monday 17 February 2014. Deakin University operates a Triple Trimester system. To this end parking permits are required throughout the year with the exception of:

  • The ten days immediately after Christmas Day
  • Orientation Week: the week immediately prior to Trimester 1
    The first week of Trimester 1
  • The Easter break (From Good Friday to Easter Tuesday inclusive)
  • Any other day that the University is not working, i.e. National Public Holiday's (please note the University remains open for all state public holiday's)
  • These exceptions only apply to the General Parking Permit Zones. All other Permit Zones are regulated all year round.

Disabled access

All campuses have disabled parking spaces close to buildings. If you have a Type 1 Disabled Parking Permit issued from your local council you can park in any disabled parking space. No further permits are required.

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.

Availability of parking

It is not possible to accurately predict daily demand for parking at each campus, therefore a permit cannot guarantee that a bay will be available. Locating a parking space can often be difficult, particularly at the beginning of trimesters or during exams.Alternative transport is recommended, including cycling, carpooling and public transport. Please visit Deakin University's TravelSmart web page.

For Geelong students and staff, also see Park and Ride at Geelong below.

Staff online parking permit system (salary sacrifice only)

Salary sacrifice arrangements for your parking permit is available online. Your available permits and payroll deduction options will be displayed automatically once you log into the parking permit system.Parking permits purchased using the salary sacrifice option will be posted to your nominated address. The system will issue you with a printable receipt which can be displayed while you await delivery of your permit in the mail.

Parking fees

Daily and hourly permits

Daily and hourly permits can be purchased from a ticket machine. Ticket machines are located in each car parking area.

The fees for casual parking permits are:

  • $1.50 per hour
  • $6.00 per day

Student single trimester/triple trimester parking permits (annual)

Permits can be purchased at Deakin Central.  Student or Staff ID must be presented to purchase your permit.

Staff single trimester/triple trimester parking permits (annual)

Payment can be made at Deakin Central or eligible staff can purchase through the salary sacrifice parking permit system.

Please note:

Deakin University does not issue refunds.

Pay by phone trial at Geelong Waurn Ponds campus

A "Pay by Phone" trial will be conducted in Car Park 11 on Waurn Ponds Campus during Trimester 1. Car Park 11 is the newest car park located at the top of the hill (previously the location of the free car park site). The PayByPhone location number for this car park is 10153

The Pay by Phone App can be downloaded to your Apple or Android device via the PayByPhone website via the Quick Links.

Alternatively, you can set up an account from the website if you do not have an Apple/Android device. Information on the Pay By Phone system, Help, FAQs and to set up your user account is all accessible via the PayByPhone website.

A direct help line to Pay By Phone is available. Please call 03 8400 4226 if the website does not provide the information you require.

The Pay by Phone trial will enable users of Car Park 11 (only) to pay for hourly and daily parking fees using their mobile phone - bypassing the Permit Ticket machines and the long queues.

Please use the Contact Us details to provide feedback on the system.

Please be reminded the trial is only valid in Car Park 11.

Parking infringement notice

Have you received a parking infringement notice?

Parking Infringement Notices may be issued for any vehicles detected parking illegally.  Infringements may be issued for:

  • Permits not displayed
  • Permits that are not correctly displayed (eg face down permits, permits obscured by other items)
  • Expired permits
  • vehicles parked in areas other than a marked parking bay

A permit is not valid unless it is displayed correctly.  Drivers who forget to display a purchased Trimester/Triple Trimester permit are to purchase a daily permit.Instructions for paying infringements are noted on the reverse side on the notice.

The person served with the infringement notice, or person acting on his or her behalf, may apply to have the decision to serve the 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


Faculties and Divisions may purchase daily permits for "official visitors" from Campus Services Division. Permits cost $8.00 per permit and are sold in books of 20.

There is no on-campus parking for visitors to the Geelong Waterfront Campus unless special arrangements have been made.

All parking permit vending machines accept coins or credit cards, but do not give change. Alternatively, daily Scratch Permits can be purchased from the Cashier Offices. These must be scratched with the correct day, month and year, or they are invalid. 

Casual day visitors are required to purchase daily parking permits from permit vending machines located in car parks and/or entry roads.

All hourly/daily parking permits are valid in the General Parking Permit Zones only.

If you are attending the University as an official guest, your host should provide you with an Orange Daily Scratch Permit. Orange Daily Scratch Permits are valid for one day in the Orange and General Parking Permit zones only.

University events

Permission must be obtained to use Deakin roads or car parks for a racing, training or similar events. For further information, please see Event and Visit Management Manual (Deakin staff only).

Contact us

Parking and Traffic Co-ordinator

Campus Services Division
03 522 71011


Infringement notice review requests

Deakin University Contesting
PO Box 577
Melton VIC 3337

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