We aim to reduce unnecessary work and study related travel and increase alternative and sustainable modes of transport. By doing so, we've reduced our vehicle fuel consumption and associated carbon emissions by roughly 30%.

Sustainable transport

Our sustainable transport initiatives include our campus shuttle buses, carpooling, blue moon strategy, bike facilities and offsetting air travel.

Campus shuttle buses

We've worked with Public Transport Victoria to introduce a dedicated shuttle bus between our Melbourne Burwood Campus and the Box Hill Transport Interchange.

All you need to travel is a myki card, and the bus runs frequently, between 7am and 10pm.

We also operate a free inter-campus shuttle bus in Geelong, as well as the Waterfront Express – a free bus service taking passengers from Geelong's CBD to our Geelong Waterfront Campus.


Each of Deakin’s campuses has specially designed facilities for cyclists, including safe lock-up bike racks, showers and change rooms with some hair dryers and lockers.


Our carpooling system connects staff members with others who are travelling to the same place. It helps to reduce pollution and emissions, and is a simple step anyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

Join our carpooling system

Deakin Share Cars (Flexicar)

Deakin has share cars located on campus, supplied by Flexicar. Students and staff can use these vehicles.

The Flexicar service is simple – once you've created an account online, you just need to book a car via the website or app. Then, simply collect the Flexicar from a designated park and commence your journey. The Flexicar must be returned to the designated Flexicar bays in the car park where you picked it up.

Deakin University students can register for a Flexicar account for free.

Sign up for a Flexicar account

Blue Moon strategy

Blue Moon strategy is our staff's commitment to only travel in cars to meetings 'once in a blue moon'.

In support of this, we've upgraded our digital technologies and services so that staff can make full use of our teleconferencing facilities and public transport options.

We've since seen a 50% reduction in our fleet car use and in recognition, won the Green Gown Australasia award for carbon reduction – the first and only award program dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. This promotes a sustainable work culture.