Burwood

Public transport

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.

Tram

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).

Buses

There is a bus terminal on campus, located below the Central Precinct. The buses that stop here are:

Paying for your fare with Myki

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. Get more information via the Travel Consession page

Cycling or walking

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

Routes

The Gardiners Creek trail is a picturesque way to cycle or walk to Deakin Burwood 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.

Active transport facilities

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

 
LOCATIONBIKE STORAGESHOWERSLOCKERSLOCKER ACCESS
BCB, Level 1Has bike storageHas showersHas lockersLocker access required, see process details after this table.
HB, Level 1 (Central Precinct)Has bike storageHas showersHas lockersAccess not applicable
HB East, Level 1Has bike storageHas showersHas lockersLocker access required, see process details after this table.
Outside overpass between B and JHas bike storageNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
IHas bike storageNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
LAHas bike storageNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
LBHas bike storageNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
MHas bike storageNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
Car Park 12Has bike storageHas showersHas lockersLocker access required, see process details after this table.
MA, Level 2Has bike storageHas showersHas lockersLocker access required, see process details after this table.
Under GB - Level 1 car parkHas bike storageHas showersHas lockersLocker 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 bcc@deakin.edu.au 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.

Driving

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

Flexicar

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.

Electric vehicles

You will find two EV chargers in Car Park 12, which are free to use once you have paid for your parking session.

Paid parking

Accessible parking

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.

Temporary Accessible Parking Authority
Persons with a temporary medical condition may 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. A valid Deakin University parking permit is also required.

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

Share the trip with Liftango

Students and staff 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.

General campus information

Information

For further general information about the Warrnambool campus check out our public web page for Burwood campus which includes information on the campus, local area, amenities and a map of the campus.

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