It’s easiest to get a tram or bus to Deakin Burwood but you can also get a train to Box Hill Station and catch a connecting bus from there.
The 75 tram between Vermont South and Central Pier Docklands stops out the front of the university (stop #63 on Burwood Highway. Click here for timetable).
There is a bus terminal on campus, located below the Central Precinct. The buses that stop here are:
- The 201 bus route runs as a shuttle bus between Deakin and Box Hill Station (click here for 201 timetable)
- The 281 bus between Deakin and Templestowe (click here for 281 timetable)
- The 281-293 combined bus between Deakin and Greensborough (click here for 281-293 timetable)
- The 768 bus between Deakin and Box Hill (click here for 768 timetable)
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 Deakin Burwood during the day.
Deakin has lockers, showers, change rooms and bike storage for when you arrive. The locations around Burwood Campus are provided below.
|LOCATION||BIKE STORAGE||SHOWERS||LOCKERS||LOCKER ACCESS|
|BCB, Level 1||Has bike storage||Has showers||Has lockers||Locker access required, see process details after this table.|
|HB, Level 1 (Central Precinct)||Has bike storage||Has showers||Has lockers||Access not applicable|
|HB East, Level 1||Has bike storage||Has showers||Has lockers||Locker access required, see process details after this table.|
|Outside overpass between B and J||Has bike storage||No showers||No lockers||Access not applicable|
|I||Has bike storage||No showers||No lockers||Access not applicable|
|LA||Has bike storage||No showers||No lockers||Access not applicable|
|LB||Has bike storage||No showers||No lockers||Access not applicable|
|M||Has bike storage||No showers||No lockers||Access not applicable|
|Car Park 12||Has bike storage||Has showers||Has lockers||Locker access required, see process details after this table.|
|MA, Level 2||Has bike storage||Has showers||Has lockers||Locker access required, see process details after this table.|
|Under GB - Level 1 car park||Has bike storage||Has showers||Has lockers||Locker access required, see process details after this table.|
Process to request locker access:
- Building BC - To enquire about locker access at the Burwood Campus (building BC), please email the Burwood Corporate Centre firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 46550.
- Car Park 12 (End of trip) - Access to the lockers is via your Deakin Card. To activate your card, you’ll need to visit Student Central (buildings LB, HE, M and Y). The team there will be able to help out and provide instructions on how to use the lockers.
If you decide to drive to campus, you’ll need to purchase a casual or long-term parking permit.
Deakin has Flexicar share vehicles on campus. Find out more here.
At Burwood, Flexicars are located on the Elgar Rd side of campus outside Building MB (Uganda St) and on the main campus in car park 18.
You will find two EV chargers in Car Park 12, which are free to use once you have paid for your parking session.
Students can park in the white bays (General Permit zones) on campus. You will need to pay for a parking permit between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except when the University is closed for a public holiday). Students are unable to park in the orange bays.
There are two payment options, casual and long-term, but most people choose to pay casually as it’s the more flexible choice.
Casual parking with CellOPark
$1.60 per hour, $6.40 per day
To pay for parking by the hour or day:
- 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. You can enter multiple 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, and select the correct car when starting a parking permit session.
- After 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.
Casual parking using a permit machine
$1.60 per hour, $6.40 per day
Deakin has cashless permit machines that accept Visa/Mastercard debit and credit cards. When you purchase your permit, you will be asked to enter your vehicle registration number, which means you do not need to display a ticket. There are parking permit machines available in the following locations at the Waurn Ponds Campus:
- Car park 1
- Car Park 5 (Level 1)
- Car Park 6 (levels 1 and 4)
- Outside building LA on Uganda Street
Long term parking with vPermit
$162.50 for 120 days, $365 for 365 days
To pay upfront for your parking, purchase a permit online through vPermit with a valid credit card. Long term student permits are available for 120 days or 365 days, valid from the date of purchase for credit card purchases. 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.
All campuses have accessible parking spaces. A Deakin parking permit is not required if you display a Category 1 permit. Drivers with Category 2 permits are permitted to park in the white parking bays for double the duration of their paid parking.
Motorcycles, scooters and bicycles
Parking permits are not required for motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. These vehicles can park 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 1 metre of fire hydrant
Category 1 and 2 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 being 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 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.
Email email@example.com to find out how to apply.