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Getting to Burwood campus

Cycling or walking

Many students live close to campus, so if this is you it may be easiest to walk or ride to uni.

The Gardiners Creek trail is a picturesque way to cycle or walk to Burwood Campus during the day.

You can use Google Maps to identify bike routes and walking paths, or there are apps available such as Bike Citizen or Strava which can also help. The Bicycle Network has some tips on how to plan your journey.

Facilities available

Deakin has lockers, showers, change rooms and bike storage for when you arrive. The locations around Burwood campus are provided below.

Building locationBike storageShowersLockersLocker access
BCB, Levelyesyesyeslocker access required
HB, Level 1 (Central Precinct)yesyesyesnot applicable
HB East, Level 1yesyesyeslocker access required
Outside overpass between B and Jyesnononot applicable
Iyesnononot applicable
LAyesnononot applicable
LByesnononot applicable
Myesnononot applicable
Car Park 12yesyesyeslocker access required
MA, Level 2yesyesyeslocker access required
Under GB - Level 1 car parkyesyesyeslocker access required

Requesting locker access

  • Building BC – Email bcc@deakin.edu.au or call 9244 6550     .
  • Car Park 12, MA and MB –  Access is via your Deakin Card. To activate your card, visit Student Central (buildings LB, HE, M and Y) for information and instructions on how to use the lockers.

Public transport

The easiest route to Deakin’s Burwood Campus is by tram or bus. You can also get a train to Box Hill Station and catch a connecting bus from there.

You will need a Myki card to travel. Once you have organised an account and got your card, you can top it up on campus just outside Student Central.

You may be eligible for a tertiary student concession, which means your fares will be discounted.

More information on travel concessions on Public Transport Victoria's webpage.


The 75 tram between Vermont South and Central Pier Docklands stops out the front of the University (stop #63 on Burwood Highway).

View the timetable


SmartBus Route 903 between Box Hill and Mentone services Deakin University via Elgar Road.

Bus Route 201 runs as a shuttle bus between Deakin and Box Hill Station and stops at the bus terminal located on campus below Central Precinct.

Driving and parking

If you decide to drive to campus, you’ll need to purchase a casual or long-term parking permit.

Your parking permit allows you to park in the white bays (General Permit zones) on campus. You will need to pay for parking between 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except when the University is closed on public holidays). Students are unable to park in orange bays.

There are two payment options, casual and long-term, but most students choose to pay casually as it’s more flexible.

Casual parking with CellOPark

$1.60 per hour, $6.40 per day

To pay for parking by the hour or day:

  1. Install the free CellOPark Australia App or visit the CellOPark website to create an account. You can start your parking permit session through the app, website or by calling CellOPark on 9111 1799 to use their call to park service.
  2. You can enter multiple vehicles on your account but only one vehicle can park at any time so, remember to ensure you enter your vehicle registration(s) correctly, and select the correct car when starting a parking permit session.
  3. When you park, open the app, select the relevant campus zone number (1040300 at Burwood) and press ‘start’. Stop the session when you leave, so you pay only for the time you are parked.

Long term parking with vPermit

$162.50 for 120 days, $365 for 365 days

To pay upfront for your parking, purchase a vPermit online with a valid credit card. Long term student permits are available for 120 days or 365 days, valid from the date of your credit card purchase. You can list up to three vehicles on your vPermit but can only have one that’s active. If you bring a different vehicle to campus, remember to make that one active instead.

Accessible parking

All campuses have accessible parking spaces to support students, staff, and visitors who have a valid accessible parking permit issued for their use.

Category 1 Disabled Persons Parking Permits are no longer issued.  New permits are issued as Australian Disability Parking Permits.  Category 1 Disabled Persons Parking Permits and Australian Disability Parking Permits are valid until expiry.  Valid permits must be displayed clearly and a Deakin parking permit is not required.  If an accessible parking space is unavailable, vehicles displaying a valid permit may also park in orange or white bays, and a Deakin parking permit is not required.

Category 2 Disabled Persons Parking Permits are no longer issued.  New permits are issued as Victorian Double Time Accessible Parking Permits.  Category 2 Disabled Persons Parking Permits and Victorian Double Time Accessible Parking Permits and are valid until expiry.  Permit holders are not permitted to park in accessible parking bays however vehicles displaying a valid permit are permitted to park in a General white bay for double the duration of their paid parking.

If you have a temporary medical condition you can apply for a Temporary Accessible Parking Authority supported by a medical certificate or letter from a doctor or specialist. A Temporary Accessible Parking Authority must be clearly displayed on the dashboard of a vehicle parked in an accessible bay and is valid for the dates indicated.

Email parking@deakin.edu.au to find out how to apply.


Deakin has Flexicar share vehicles on campus. Find out how to access Flexicar.

At Burwood, Flexicars are located on the Elgar Road side of campus outside Building MB (Uganda St) and in Car Park 12. On the main campus they are located in Car Park 18.


Students can sign up to Liftango, a free carpooling app (download from the App Store or Google Play) that matches people who share similar journeys to and from Deakin campuses. When you use it to share the ride to campus, you can park in any orange or white bay for FREE (you will still need to start a parking session with CellOPark, selecting zone 1040600 - Carpool Only).

Liftango makes sharing a trip easy; it finds you the best match based on commute time and location, helps you to organise your carpool trip, and rewards you for choosing a more sustainable way to travel. You can use Liftango every day, or just on the days that are convenient.

Keep in mind: only Deakin students and staff members can access the app. The pick-up point will need to be at least two kilometres away from campus for you to successfully use Liftango and park for free.

Find more information here about Liftango at Deakin.

Electric vehicles

We have 2 electric vehicle chargers in Car Park 12. Users will need to pay for their charging via ChargeFox. The following rates apply: $0.25 kWh for the first 3 hours, $1.60 kWh thereafter.

Motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles

Parking permits are not required for motorcycles, scooters, or bicycles. These can be parked in the designated motorcycle bays, bike parking or on footpaths, out of the way of pedestrians. Motorcycle parking is not permitted:

  • where signs indicate that motorcycles may not park
  • opposite any parking bay reserved for people with disabilities (marked with a wheelchair sign and symbol)
  • on narrow footpaths, near taxi ranks, or bus and tram stops
  • on or near service access points, such as manhole covers, post boxes or rubbish bins
  • where your vehicle could damage the footpath, pedestrian facilities or landscaping
  • within one metre of a fire hydrant

Parking infringements

If you are parked incorrectly or haven’t paid for parking, it’s likely that you’ll get an infringement. More information on parking infringements.

Appeal an infringement

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