Parking at Parkville campus - Section contents

If you need to drive to Parkville Campus, there's plenty of parking locations. If you can, we recommend using public transport, cycling, walking or other forms of sustainable transport.

General parking information

Ticketed parking is available at three locations within the Parkville campus. A number of other public car parks are also available within walking distance from the Parkville campus.

University Square Car Park

  • Entry: Entrance at 244 Bouverie Street or 206 Berkeley Street. Click here for map
  • Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00am to 10:00pm
  • Availability: During semester (weekdays) the car park fills and closes to public parking, normally around 9:00am - 9:30am
  • Fees and charges: $10 up to 4 hours. $20.00 all day. $8.00 after 5:00pm Monday to Friday and weekends.
  • Payment Options: A ticket is collected on entry to the car park and paid at the pay machines located on Level 1 outside the East and West lifts.  Pay machines accept coins, notes (provides change) and credit cards. Receipts are only provided if the receipt button is pressed when paying at the machine
  • Lost tickets: Press the lost ticket button on the pay machine and make payment as normal. An exit ticket will be provided
  • For assistance: Please use the intercoms at the vehicle entries, exits and at the pay machines.

Royal Parade Car Park

  • Entry: Via Royal Parade, located between Genetics Lane and Medical Road (beneath Kenneth Myer Building). Click here for map
  • Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00am to 10:00pm
  • Fees and charges: $12.00 for 4 hours, or $25.00 for all day. $8.00 after 5:00pm Monday to Friday and weekends.
  • Payment Options: Purchase a day ticket from the pay machine and display it clearly on the dashboard of your vehicle. Pay machines are located on each of the four levels of the car park next to the lift foyer. Signage at all exit points indicates their position
  • For assistance: Please use the intercoms located near the pay machines next to the lift.

Eastern Precinct Car Park

  • Entry: 375 Cardigan Street, Carlton, near the corner of Elgin Street. Click here for map
  • Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00am to 10:00pm
  • Fees and Charges: $8.00 for 4 hours, or $17.00 for all day. $5.00 after 5:00pm Monday to Friday and weekends.
  • Payment Options: Purchase a 4 hour or all day ticket from the pay machine and display it clearly on the dashboard of your vehicle.
  • The pay machines are located on each of the five levels of the car park. Signage within the car park indicates their location. The pay machines accept coins (do not give change) and credit cards only.
  • For assistance: Please press the intercom located at the front entry to the car park.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcyclists must adhere to the following rules:

  • Riders must only park a motor cycle in a designated motor cycle parking area or where signs permit.
  • Riders are not permitted to park a motorcycle on a footway.
  • If the rules are breached, any traffic officer may issue a Parking Infringement Notice (PIN), requiring the owner, rider or any other person responsible to pay a fine.
  • University Square has the largest number of undercover parking areas for motor bikes. The spaces are marked with signs and along the Bouverie Street end of the car park on each of the five levels.

See the Parkville parking spaces map, which indicates the number of motorcycle bays and locations.

Disabled parking

You must apply to your own local council for a parking permit for people with disabilities.

There are a number of parking spaces for people with disabilities on the Parkville campus, as identified on this map.

Category-one permits

If you are a category-one permit holder, you may park in a parking bay reserved for people with disabilities for the time specified on the sign only. You must not park continuously for longer than this time.

Category-two permits

If you are a category-two permit holder, you may park in any regular parking bay for double the amount of time shown. If the parking is a paid parking area, you are required to pay the initial parking fee. For example, in a four hour ticketed parking area, you may park for eight hours, provided that you have paid for the first four. A category-two permit does not allow you to park in bays designated for people with disabilities.

Temporary disability permits

The transport and parking office can issue temporary disability permits. To receive a temporary disability permit, you must supply a letter of support from your medical practitioner. A University temporary disability permit does not exempt you from parking fees.

Free parking for category-one permit holders

If you are currently enrolled at the University and hold a category-one disability permit issued by a local council, you may be entitled to free parking. For more information, see Student parking permits.

Parking infringement notices

More information on Parking Infringement Notices (PIN).