parking@deakin 2016

Parking permits are required in General Parking Permit Zones between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, 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)

All other Permit Zones are regulated all year round.

To find the location of car parks, click on the links to campus maps for Burwood, Geelong-Waterfront, Geelong-Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool.

Car parking on campuses is limited and in high demand.  The first few weeks of Trimester 1 and 2 are the most difficult times to find a car park on campus.  Please consider alternative modes of transport to get to campus eg. using public transport, walking, cycling or carpooling – you can save yourself time and money.

Short term parking permits (hourly/daily) – CellOPark

We are pleased to announce that CellOPark is our new ‘Pay As You Go’ mobile App provider.  You can establish a CellOPark account with a valid debit or credit card, use your smartphone (laptop, computer or make a phone call) to start a parking permit session and then end a parking permit session when you’re ready to leave.  You no longer need to determine how long you’ll require parking prior to purchasing a parking permit session and then potentially paying for time not needed. Now you’ll only be charged for the parking time you actually use. 

To register, simply install the free CellOPark Australia App and complete the short sign-up form.  You can enter up to three vehicles on your account but only one vehicle can park at any time.  Please take extra care to ensure you enter your vehicle registration(s) correctly (the most common mistake to avoid is entering the letter ‘I’ instead of the number ‘1’ or the letter ‘O’ instead of the number ‘0’ or vice versa). 

To start a parking permit session, select your location, the relevant campus zone number and ‘START’.  Remember to ‘STOP’ when you leave and pay only for the time you park. 

CellOPark zone numbers for our campuses are:

Burwood  Waterfront  Waurn Ponds Warrnambool 
1040300   1040200 1040100 1040400

Important reminder:  when you bring a different vehicle to campus, you need to select and activate the vehicle on your CellOPark account to avoid incurring a parking infringement.

For more information or to get started, please visit

Long term parking permits - vPermit

Long term parking permits are available to all current students and staff.

Important information:  whilst you can list up to three vehicles on your vPermit, you must select the vehicle that you wish to make active on your permit.  When you bring a different vehicle to campus, you must make that vehicle active on your vPermit to avoid incurring a parking infringement (this replaces the 'old' process of moving a physical permit from one vehicle to another).

Long term parking permits are now available to purchase online using a valid credit card or by using the salary sacrifice payment option available to eligible staff.

Salary sacrifice (eligible staff only)

Salary sacrifice physical permits for 2015/2016 expired on 29 February 2016.  If you wish to salary sacrifice your new permit, you must apply via vPermit, as detailed below. 

Staff eligible to salary sacrifice their parking permit are able to select this option when applying for their new permit via the online vPermit application. Please select the 'Ongoing fortnightly deduction salary sacrifice' permit option of your choice.  Deductions will be ongoing and this means you will no longer need to renew your annual permit as it will simply roll over each year.  The only thing you need to remember to do is update vPermit if you buy a new vehicle.  Should you wish to, you can opt out by cancelling your permit when it is no longer required.

More long term permit information .....

To easily manage vehicles on your vPermit, we are pleased to advise that the vPermit app is now available to install on your smartphone.  Once set up, you can simply open the app and select the vehicle you want to make active on your vPermit.  Should you need to add or remove vehicles you must log into vPermit -, click on the 'My Vehicles' tab, and click on 'edit vehicles'.

New permits will be valid for 4 months (120 days) or 12 months (365 days) from the date of purchase for credit card purchases, or ongoing for salary sacrifice. Our new parking permit system is based on vehicle registrations and physical permits no longer need to be displayed on your vehicle.  You will be able to enter up to three vehicles on your permit but only one vehicle can be active at any time.  Physical permits are no longer required.

Tenants & Contractors 

Tenants and contractors wishing to apply for long term parking permits should email Short term parking permits may be purchased at all campuses except the Geelong Waterfront Campus, using parking permit machines.

Additional information

Our current permit machines will gradually be replaced with modern and easy to use pay by plate machines (vehicle registration). These machines will only accept credit card payments which will help us to improve campus security.
For those still wishing to pay for their parking using cash, CellOPark pre-paid cards are available to purchase from Student Central and these can be used with the new CellOPark Pay As You Go mobile app.
To address concerns raised about non-Deakin motorists parking at the Geelong Waterfront Campus, a decision has been made to remove and not replace parking permit machines at that campus.  All other permit payment options will require Deakin validation (all campuses).

Prior to purchasing a parking permit, we encourage you to consider other sustainable transport options.  Maybe improved public transport services may work for you? Please visit - there you will find some really helpful university travel guides under the Getting Around tab and journey planners. We also encourage you to consider carpooling or using active transport to ride or walk to campus - we have terrific end of trip facilities to support you and these are great ways to embrace sustainable transport and reduce your travel costs. In Geelong, we also operate our award winning, free intercampus shuttle bus service that incorporates a collection point from a free park and ride location in Belmont - over 100,000 people used this service last year so why not check it out and see whether it can work for you before buying a permit?

Should you have any parking related queries, please email and one of our team will respond to you shortly.


Have you considered sharing the ride and sharing the costs of driving to Deakin?

To support this sustainable travel option, carpool car parks are provided at the Burwood and Waterfront Campuses, providing priority parking access to multiple occupant vehicles until 11 am each work day.

To park a vehicle in a carpool car park:

  • vehicles must contain two or more persons at the time of parking
  • vehicles must either display a valid Deakin Parking Permit or have a valid parking permit session.

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). Category 1 permits must be displayed at all times, a Deakin parking permit is not required. Category 2 permit holders are not permitted to park in accessible parking bays however vehicles displaying a Category 2 permit are permitted to park in a General parking bay for double the duration of their paid parking.

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.


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.

With the exception of Geelong Waterfront Campus, visitors can purchase hourly or daily general parking permits using the or from parking permit vending machines located in car parks and/or entry roads. On street and private off street parking is available close to the Geelong Waterfront Campus, see the following link for more information on parking in Central Geelong.

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.

Have you received a parking infringement notice?

Parking Infringement Notices may be issued for illegally parked vehicles.

A valid parking permit is required for the Zone in which the vehicle is parked.  Parking permits no longer need to be displayed with Parking Officers able to access permit records electronically.

Infringements may be issued for:

  • Parking permits not electronically purchased (vPermit or CellOPark)
  • Expired parking permits
  • Vehicles that do not have a valid permit for the Zone in which the vehicle is parked 
  • 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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