Waurn Ponds

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)
Waterfront
  • Stop 1: Car park 2 near the corner of Smythe and Gheringhap Street

Public transport

It’s easy to get the intercampus bus to Deakin Waurn Ponds, but you can also catch public buses or get the train to Waurn Ponds Station.

Buses

Buses stop on Alfred Deakin Drive, near Building DA (KD Stewart Centre). The buses that stop here are:

Train

The closest train station is Waurn Ponds Station, which is approximately 2.5km away from campus. There are footpaths for the whole journey if you choose to walk.

You can also get on the 41 or 42 bus which will take you from the station to campus. Click here for timetables.

Paying for your fare with Myki

You will need a Myki card to travel on public transport. Once you have organised an account and got your card, you can top it up on campus – there is a machine next to Student Central in Building jb.

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

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 Waurn Ponds Campus are provided below.

This table provides details of what facilities are available at our active transport facilities.

BUILDING LOCATION

BIKE HOOPS

SHOWERS

LOCKERS

LOCKER ACCESS 

DD (enter via car park 1)

Has bike hoops

Has showers

Has lockers

Locker Access Required: See process after this table.

DA (KD Steward Centre), hoops external to building and showers internal

Has bike hoops

Has showers

Has lockers

Locker Access Required: See process after this table.

KE1, external to building

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

KE1, internal to building

Has bike hoops

Has showers

Has lockers

Locker Access Required: See process after this table.

KE2, external to building on the west side

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

KA3, external to building on the west side

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

KA2, external to building on the north side

Has bike hoops

Has showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

KA2, external to building on the south side, opposite cube

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

NI

Has bike hoops




JB1, external to building

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

JB Transit Hub, external to building near bus stop 1

Has bike hoops

Has showers

Has lockers

Locker Access Required: See process after this table.

IA, hoops external to building and showers internal

Has bike hoops

Has showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

KC

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

NL

Has bike hoops

Has showers

Has lockers

Locker Access Required: See process after this table.

IB

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

NA

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

JC2, external to building

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

ND1, external to building

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

FK

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

GG

Has bike hoops

No showers

No lockers

Access not applicable

Process to request locker access:

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.

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 Waurn Ponds, Flexicars are  located to the east of Building LA , in car park 19 outside Building NA and on Baxter Drive near the student residence buildings.

Free Park and Go parking

Free 'Park and Go' bays are available in Car Park 3 (click here for a map). You can park here for free and finish the last leg of your journey by riding, walking, or catching the intercampus bus. There is a bus stop located in the car park.

Look for the blue bays and signs before you park to ensure you are in the Park and Go designated area.

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 Waurn Ponds campus which includes information on the campus, local area, amenities and a map of the campus.

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