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Getting to campus

How to get to and around our campus

We have some parking options for drivers, but we also promote more environmentally friendly ways of getting to campus, such as cycling and using public transport.

Camperdown/Darlington campus (main campus)

There are two main entrances, one on Parramatta Rd and one on City Rd. As the campus is quite large, the best transport option will depend on your destination.

Train

Redfern is a 10-minute walk to the campus. Many students walk this route, and a free shuttle bus runs between Fisher Library and Redfern Station in the evening during semester.

Central is a 15-minute walk along City Rd and George St. There are frequent buses from Railway Square to Parramatta Rd and City Rd.

Bus

If you are arriving by bus, there are stops at our main entrances on Parramatta Rd and City Rd. Use the campus map to locate the closest bus stop to your destination.

Fisher Library to Redfern train station

A free shuttle bus runs in the evenings between Fisher Library (Camperdown campus) and Redfern train station.

It operates from 4pm–10.30pm all year, apart from weekends, public holidays and the Christmas shut down period. Regular and express services run frequently.

Download the bus timetable (pdf, 365KB) and the bus route (pdf, 9.1MB).

Camperdown to Australia Technology Park

Free inter-campus bus service during semesters only, download the timetable (pdf, 137.1KB).

You can track the bus on the app Transport Me, by selecting Big Bus Co. as the operator.    

Accessible bus for people with a disability

We have an eight-seater mini bus with full hydraulic wheelchair lift. For more details, call Campus Security on 9351 3487.

Select 'bike parking' on the campus map to find secure bicycle parking stations.

A bike repair station is located outside the Chemistry Building on Eastern Avenue. This is a self-service bicycle repair station with an air pump, allen wrenches, screw drivers and tyre levers. 

There is limited parking around the campus. Casual parking is available at a rate of $4 per hour, up to a maximum charge of $24 for 24 hours. 

The payment method depends on the type of machine, with some accepting only credit cards or only coins. Please note that the machines do not provide change, and the University does not offer refunds. You can also pay using the CellOPark app.

A mobility parking permit can be used to park in disabled parking spaces, but does not entitle you to park in spaces designated for University parking permit holders.

Parking permits

Permit type

2020 price

Conditions

Staff – Camperdown/Darlington campus permit

$542.15
  • Camperdown, Darlington and Cumberland (Gate 1 & 2)
  • All times

Staff – main campus permit

$542.15

  • Camperdown and Darlington campuses
  • All times

3 hour off-campus conjoint staff

$104.14

  • Camperdown, Darlington
  • For 3 hours only
Main campus – student permit

$412.48

  • Camperdown and Darlington campuses
  • All times
Main campus – student 90 day permit $101.71
  • Camperdown and Darlington
  • All times

USU staff

$542.15

  • Camperdown and Darlington
  • All times

Service contractor

$542.15

  • Camperdown and Darlington
  • All times

We have a paperless system, using licence plate recognition technology. Access the virtual permit (vPermit).

If you're a staff member, you may be eligible for salary deduction.

Cumberland campus

Located at 75 East Street, Lidcombe, our Cumberland campus is 16 kilometres west of the city centre and is home to the Sydney School of Health Sciences.

Train

Lidcombe is the closest train station, and is a 20-30 minute walk to the campus.

The 915 bus service from Lidcombe station runs every 10-15 minutes from Monday to Friday.

Campus bus

A free after-hours shuttle bus operates in the evening from Gate 2 to Lidcombe station during semester. It departs Cumberland campus every 20 minutes between 5.30pm and 9.30pm on weekdays.

You can track the bus on the app Transport Me, by selecting Big Bus Co. as the operator.    

Bus

There are bus stops along East Street near Gate 1 and Gate 2. Use the campus map to locate the closest bus stop to your destination.

Select 'bike parking' on the campus map to find secure bicycle parking stations.

There are also dockless bikes across the campus, which you can hire with a mobile app and QR code pay system. Rates may vary depending on the operator.

Please be considerate and dismount in designated zones or near existing bike racks – do not leave them in places where they could be hazardous for pedestrians or impede accessibility.

Car parks
  Entry Hours Cost
Gate 2 East St, Lidcombe 24/7
  • $5 (change not available) Mon-Fri, 6am-6pm
  • Free Mon-Fri, 6pm-6am and weekends
Gate 3 Weeroona Rd, Lidcombe 7am-9pm, Mon-Fri
  • $4 for 24 hours.

A mobility parking permit can be used to park in disabled parking spaces, but does not entitle you to park in spaces designated for University parking permit holders.

Parking permits

Permit type

Price

Conditions

Staff – Camperdown/Darlington campus permit

$542.15
  • Camperdown, Darlington and Cumberland (Gate 1 & 2)
  • All times

Casual or non staff – Cumberland campus

$254.23

Access to Gate 1 and 2

Student – Cumberland campus

$218.49

Access to Gate 3

Staff – Cumberland

$254.23

Access to Gate 1 and 2

  • Includes 3 hours parking on Camperdown

We have a paperless system, using licence plate recognition technology. Access the virtual permit (vPermit).

If you're a staff member, you may be eligible for salary deduction.

Other campuses

Camden is located 65 kilometres southwest of Sydney. It's home to agriculture and veterinary sciences.

Train

Campbelltown is the closest train station to the campus.

A free shuttle bus runs to and from Camden campus and Campbelltown station, every day except Christmas day. Download the timetable (pdf, 351.9KB).

You can track the bus on the app Transport Me, by selecting Big Bus Co. as the operator.    

Located in Camperdown, a short walk from our main campus.

Train

Newtown is the closest train station. It is about a 15-20-minute walk to campus.

Bus

Mallett Street intersects with Parramatta Road, which is a major bus route. There is a convenient bus stop near the corner of Mallett Street, and the campus is only a few hundred metres away.

There's also a bus between Camperdown campus, Mallett St and Australian Technology Park (pdf, 137.1KB).

Cycling

Select 'bike parking' on the campus map to find secure bicycle parking stations.

Parking
Permit type Price Conditions

Staff – Mallet St, single bay

$1074.09

Mallet St, with bay allocation

Staff – Mallet St, tandem bay

$542.15

Mallet St, with bay allocation

Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens on the corner of Bridge and Macquarie streets in the city’s central business district, close to the Sydney Opera House.

Train

Circular Quay is the closest train station, a 10-minute walk to the campus.

Bus

If arriving by bus, alight at Circular Quay and walk to campus.

Located in Chalmers Street Surry Hills, right next to Central train station.

Train

Central is the closest train station – the Sydney Dental Hospital is just across the road on the Devonshire Street side of the station.

By bus

Alight at Central Station and walk to the hospital on the Devonshire Street side of the station.

Located on 144 Burren Street, Newtown.

Train

Macdonaldtown Station is the closest train station and is just a short walk to the campus.

Bus

The campus can also be accessed from many buses travelling to King Street, Newtown. Use the campus map to locate the closest bus stop.

Located at 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Train

Our Castlereagh Street campus is a short walk from St James station.

Bus

The campus can also be accessed from many buses travelling to the CBD. Use the campus map to locate the closest bus stop.

Location

Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC)

  • Inside Westmead Hospital.
  • Enter the hospital's main entrance and walk straight ahead, passing the information counter. The WECC (Level 2) is after the pharmacy, down the first corridor on the left. Access the WECC (Level 1) via the staircase.

Westmead Hospital Library

  • Adjacent to the WECC (see above). 
  • The entrance is close to the WECC staircase.

Sydney Nursing School offices

  • Located in the Clinical Sciences Corridors of Westmead Hospital.
  • Accessible from Darcy Road or Hawkesbury Road, near Westmead station. 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

  • On the corner of Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street.
  • Approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Westmead station.

The Westmead Institute for Medical Research and Children’s Medical Research Institute

  • Side by side on Hawkesbury Road, approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Westmead station.

Sydney Dental School

  • Located at 1 Mons Rd, Westmead.
Train

Westmead Station is the closest train station and is a 10-15 minute walk. 

Bus

The 711 bus connects the Children’s Hospital at Westmead to Westmead train station (about a 4 minute ride) and Parramatta train station (11 minutes) and runs approximately every 30 minutes.

T-way buses T61-T66 go from Stand B4 at Parramatta Train Station and stop on Darcy Rd outside Westmead Hospital. A local minibus goes from Westmead to Parramatta city centre, the ferry and the station every 12 minutes on weekdays.

Westmead Redevelopment infrastructure works

The Westmead Precinct is undergoing major infrastructure works as part of the Westmead Redevelopment, of which the University is a key partner, and the Parramatta Light Rail. We recommend allowing additional travel time when travelling to, and around the precinct.

Maps

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