Travel and transport

Bike Riding

Bike riding to each of the campuses is a great way to obtain your daily exercise, avoid car parking hassles and save money. Find bike related information for each of the following Campuses:

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Geelong Waterfront Campus
  • Warrnambool Campus

The Melbourne Burwood Campus

Showers and change rooms

To help you ride to and from the Melbourne Burwood Campus you can find showers and change rooms in buildings HB, level 1 at the central precinct and outside under the overpass between buildings B and J.

Bike racks

Bikee racks are located around the campus, find them at:

  • building HB (south), has 22 bike parks
  • outside under the overpass between buildings J and B, has 28 bike parks
  • building X, behind the concrete wall parallel to mutant way, has 10 bike parks
  • building I (north), has 10 bike parks
  • building LA (west), has 10 bike parks
  • building LB (south), has 10 bike parks

You can also pick up a TravelSmart map for bike rack locations. The map also highlights riding and walking routes on and around the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Bike hire

Did you know that DUSA hires bikes to students and staff club members? For more information visit DUSA.

Lockers for the storage of bags, clothes, books

The Deakin YMCA hires lockers to all staff and students to make bike riding an easier option. Please note that these lockers are located in building HB, level 1 in the change rooms and are for the storage of items such as bags, clothing, towels, books etc.

Fore more information or to access a locker please visit the Deakin YMCA in building HE, level 1.

Walking and bike trails

You can hop on these trails at various points for a short walk to get to Deakin. Alternatively, jump on a bike and get fit at the same time!

  • Blackburn Creeklands Reserve. Starts off Main St, Blackburn and joins Middleborough Rd which links with the Gardiner's Creek Trail.
  • Gardiner's Creek Trail. Starts at the Main Yarra Trail in Toorak, near St Kevin's College and follows Gardiner's Creek through Glen Iris, Malvern, Burwood (Deakin University), Ashwood, Box Hill and ends near the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.
  • Anniversary Outer Circle Trail. Starts at Kew and follows the Alamein line. Follow this track to the Gardiner's Creek Trail.
  • Scotchman's Creek Trail. Starts at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill and finishes at East Malvern Railway Station. The trail links with Gardiner's Creek.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Showers and change rooms

To help you ride to and from the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus you can find showers and change rooms in the Deakin YMCA (building da, KD Stewart Centre).

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7.30 am – 8.30 pm
Friday 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
Sunday 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Bike racks

Bike racks are located around the campus, find them at:

  • building da, east, KD Stewart Centre
  • building ib, level 1, north entrance
  • building jc, library, level 2
  • building ka, level 2, north, south and east entrances
  • building ka, level 3, north entrance
  • building ni, south east, parallel to the GTP

You can also pick up a TravelSmart map for bike rack locations. The map also highlights riding and walking routes on and around the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Lockers for the storage of bags, clothes, books

The Deakin YMCA hires lockers to all staff and students to make bike riding an easier option. These lockers are for the storage of items such as bags, clothing, towels, books etc.

Fore more information or to access a locker please visit the Deakin YMCA in the KD Stewart Centre, building da.

Walking and bike trails

You can hop on these trails at various points for a short walk to get to Deakin. Alternatively, jump on a bike and get fit at the same time!

  • Lara – Waurn Ponds Loop.

  • Waurn PondsValley Parklands Trail. To download a map visit Bikely.com

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Showers and change rooms

To help you ride to and from the Geelong Waterfront Campus you can find showers and change rooms in level 1, near the Café.  

Bike racks

Bike racks are located around the campus, find them at:

  • level 1, carpark
  • level 2, outside on Gheringhap Street near the entrance to the Institute of Teaching and Learning
  • building da, off Cunningham Street
  • outside on the corner of Cunningham Street and Gheringhap Street

You can also pick up a TravelSmart map for bike rack locations. The map also highlights riding and walking routes on and around the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Lockers for the storage of bags, clothes, books

The Deakin University Student Association hires lockers to all staff and students to make bike riding an easier option. These lockers are for the storage of items such as bags, clothing, towels, books etc.

The lockers are located next to the DUSA office on level 1 near the Cafe.

Walking and bike trails

You can hop on these trails at various points for a short walk to get to Deakin. Alternatively, jump on a bike and get fit at the same time!

  • Barwon River Trail. The Barwon River Trail follows the banks of the Barwon River from Buckley Falls, through Fyansford Common, Newtown Park, Balyang Sanctuary, Barwon Valley Park to Landy Field. It's a pleasant scenic loop taking in parkland and reserves. You will have to hop off the trail and travel on-road either down Moorabool St or Yarra St to get to the Waterfront Campus. To download a map visit Bikely.com

  • Bay Trail. This trail follows the foreshore from Drumcondra to Eastern Beach. Check out the sculptures along the way and enjoy foreshore on the way to the campus. To download a map visit Bikely.com

  • Bellarine Rail Trail A pretty off-road route between Geelong and Queenscliff, the trail passes through Drysdale, Leopold, Newcomb, East Geelong and finishes at South Geelong Station. You will have to hop off the trail and travel on-road either down Moorabool St or Yarra St to get to the Geelong Waterfront Campus. To download a map visit Bikely.com

Warrnambool Campus

Showers and change rooms

To help you ride to and from the Warrnambool Campus you can find showers and change rooms in the following locations:

  • building B near the lift and security office
  • behind the gym (building H). There are two showers and one toilet in each male and female change room as well as access to a disabled shower and toilet.

Bike racks

Bike racks are located around the campus, find them at:

  • building B, east and north
  • building H, east

Lockers for the storage of bags, clothes, books

There are currently no lockers at the Warrnambool Campus.

Walking and bike trails

There are currently no formal off-road bike trails to the Warrnambool Campus. The main route to campus is via the main highway, however, we do recommend that you exercise precaution and read the following information on the Cycling Promotion Fund's website. You can also download the Bike’able Warrnambool Map (1.68MB) which highlights some of the trails in the area.

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

21st February 2013