Parking at Parkville campus - Section contents

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

General parking information

Public 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: 
    • Press the casual entry button at the gate.
    • Upon exit, the boom gate will indicate the amount owing and you’ll be able to pay with your debit or credit card at the gate.
    • To pay with cash, you’ll need to pay at the pay machines located on level 1 prior to exiting the car park. To pay at this machine you’ll need to remember your vehicle’s licence plate number.
  • 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:
    • You’ll need to scan your debit or credit card to enter the carpark.
    • Upon exit, the boom gate will indicate the amount owing and you’ll be able to pay with your debit or credit card at the gate.
    • You cannot pay with cash at this location.
  • 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:
    • You’ll need to scan your debit or credit card to enter the carpark.
    • Upon exit, the boom gate will indicate the amount owing and you’ll be able to pay with your debit or credit card at the gate.
    • You cannot pay with cash at this location.
  • 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.

Parking permits

For information on applying for a parking permit including disabled parking read our Student Permit Parking page.

Security on campus

Security officers are on campus 24 hours a day for your safety. They are available to escort you between buildings, to your car, public transport and other locations near the central campus. To book a security escort, call +61 3 8344 4674 or free phone 1800 246 066.

Parking infringement notices

More information on Parking Infringement Notices (PIN).