Waterfront Express

The Waterfront Express is a shuttle bus that travels on a loop between the Waterfront Campus and Try Boys Basketball Stadium (501 Ryrie St, East Geelong) every 30 minutes. It operates on Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:15pm. Students can park their car for free at the Try Boys Basketball Stadium.
Click here to see the Waterfront Express timetable.

Geelong Intercampus Bus

Deakin’s free intercampus bus travels between Deakin Waurn Ponds and Deakin Waterfront, with a stop at the Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC). You can park your car for free at BVAC and travel to either Geelong campus on the bus, making it a great way to save money.

The service does not run at weekends or when the University is closed on public holidays.

Geelong intercampus bus timetable

Next three departures
(Bus does not operate on weekends or when the university is closed.)

Departure times from the Waurn Ponds Campus are from Stop 1 (Deakin Central Zone).

Timetable shows approximate departure times that may vary due to traffic congestion or unforeseen delays. Travel is not guaranteed when passenger demand exceeds capacity.

Click here to see the full Geelong Intercampus Bus timetable.

Geelong Intercampus Bus Stops

Catch the bus from one of these stops:
Waurn Ponds campus
  • Stop 1: Deakin Central zone near security
  • Stop 2: Intercampus shuttle stop located in Car Park 3 Park and Go area
  • Stop 3: Intercampus shuttle stop located between roundabouts on Nicol Drive North (below Building LA)
Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC)
  • Stop 1: BVAC car park, 1 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont (opposite MyCar)
  • Stop 1: Car park 2 near the corner of Smythe and Gheringhap Street

Public transport

The Waterfront campus is very close to Geelong Railway Station, and there are also buses that stop there.


Geelong Station is only 400 metres from Deakin Waterfront. Trains from Melbourne, Colac and Warrnambool all stop here, as well as those coming from Waurn Ponds along the Geelong line.


Buses stop on Brougham Street, next to the campus. The buses that stop here are:

Paying for your fare with Myki

You will need a Myki card to travel.

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.


The campus is situated on Geelong’s waterfront, which means it’s easily accessed from the walking and cycling path along the water (Eastern and Western Beach Roads).

You can also 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 Waterfront Campus are provided below.

Please note: Some of these bike hoops are on public streets, so remember to lock your bike.
LocationBike HoopsShowersLockersLocker Access
D, Level 1 (near café bathrooms)No bike hoopsHas ShowersHas lockersLocker access required, see process details after this table.
AD, off Cunningham StreetHas bike hoopsNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
Carpark, Level 1Has bike hoopsNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
Gheringhap St, near the CubeHas bike hoopsNo showersNo lockersAccess not applicable
Process to request locker access:

To request locker access, email deakin-fleet@deakin.edu.au

Lime shared e-bikes

Students can take advantage of the Lime electric share bikes available to cycle around the city of Geelong as part of a 12-month trial. The e-bikes are rented via the Lime app. They are parked at Deakin’s two Geelong campuses as well as several other locations, all identified via the app.

Power-assisted pedalling kicks in when the bike senses you need some help, making it an easy and time-effective way to travel. No more pedalling up hills! Helmets are provided and there are also cargo baskets on the bikes.

It’s easy to rent a bike:

  1. Download the Lime app on your smartphone and register an account.
  1. Use the unique code LIMELOVESDEAKIN to gain credit for 4 free rides up to $10 each until 31st October 2022 (*after you reach the $10 threshold your credit card will be charged 45 cents a minute. Only available for Deakin students and staff)
  1. Check the map to see where your closest e-bike is located.
  2. Scan the QR code to unlock your bike and helmet.
  1. Ride to or from campus, or anywhere else around Geelong. There’s a phone holder on the handlebars so you can have a map handy.
  1. After you finish your ride, park the bike safely – ideally at one of the designated parking locations or a bike hoop. You can use the app to ‘pause’ your ride for 15 minutes if you need to make a stop.

After four free rides, students and staff get a 50% discount up to $5 by using the code DEAKINUNIOCTOBER. E.g. a $5 ride will cost $2.50, a $10 ride will cost $5, a $15 ride will cost $10.

Deakin is well-equipped with bike infrastructure for when you get here, including lockers, changerooms and showers. The locations are available below.

Read our Lime e-Bike Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the trial or visit Lime for more information on the e-bikes.


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 Waterfront, Flexicars are  located in car park 2 (on Smythe Street).

Paid parking

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


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

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