Parking at Deakin

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.

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 Sacrfice 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.

The salary sacrifice parking permit system can be accessed here.

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.

A complete list of parking fees and charges, and information about where to obtain and how to pay for parking permits, can be found in Fees and Charges. (147 KB)

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. 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.

All feedback on the use of the system can be sent to

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

Geelong Intercampus Shuttle Bus Service

Our Geelong Intercampus Shuttle Bus service operates between Monday to Friday from 6.45am through to 8.45pm. To find out more visit the Deakin Bus Services website.

Park and Ride at Geelong

A Park and Ride service operates from the Barwon Valley Activity Centre, Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont (opposite Kmart). Deakin students and staff are authorised to park in the designated parking area at this location free of charge.

The Deakin Intercampus Shuttle Buses will be servicing this car park Monday to Friday from 7am. The shuttle is a free direct bus service to the Geelong Campuses from this site and is available to Deakin students and staff and is free. For more information, including timetables see Deakin Bus Services website.

Bike hubs and secure bike cages

Ride your bike to Uni. We now have exciting end of trip facilities at Waurn Ponds and the Waterfront campuses (coming soon to Warrnambool and Burwood). Park your bike under cover, have a refreshing shower and utilise the convenient lockers all under the one roof. Find bike riding information for each of the following campuses on the walking and cycling webpage.

Have you tried the new bike hubs and secure bike cages at Geelong and Burwood Campuses yet?
Two end of trip bike hubs have been constructed at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, providing secure bike parking, showers and lockers at REACH and the GTP. Visit the Bike Cage for more information on gaining access to use our bike hubs and cages.

Carpooling to Deakin

Deakin staff and students are now able to access a free online carpool matching service to find people with similar travel needs and are interested in sharing a trip to Deakin's campuses. 

Public Transport

Each of the four campuses at Deakin are accessible by several forms of public transport including buses and trains. For further information, including timetables visit the Public Transport webpage.


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.

Casual day visitors must purchase daily parking permits from the Parking Permit Vending machines in car parks or near campus entrances. Please note the Parking Fees and Charges. (147 KB)

Please note that there is no on-campus parking for visitors to the Geelong Waterfront Campus unless special arrangements have been made. Information about car parking in the surrounding area is available at at

More information on visitor parking (103 KB)

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).

Further Information

If you can't find the answer to your question here, please contact:

Parking and Traffic Co-ordinator
Campus Services Division

Telephone: (03) 522 71011
Mobile: 0419 516 693
Facsimile: 03 924 46663


Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

14th March 2014