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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.

View the bus timetable and the bus route (pdf, 9.1MB).

Camperdown to Australia Technology Park

Free inter-campus bus service during semesters only, view the timetable.

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. 

Temporary COVID-19 parking permit 

The University is providing temporary zero cost ($) parking permits during COVID restrictions. Staff and students who do not currently possess a parking permit can obtain a ‘Temporary COVID-19’ parking permit for zero cost ($0) to park on campus.

This temporary permit will now be valid until 31 December 2021, after which it will expire automatically. If you already have a temporary COVID-19 permit, you must apply for a new one in order to extend it beyond 1 December. Temporary COVID-19 permit holders will be advised of any further updates to the period that this permit will be available.

Staff and students who do not already possess a parking permit and need to come to campus to undertake essential activities at any time throughout the duration of the current Public Health Order can obtain a ‘Temporary COVID-19’ parking permit for zero cost ($0) to park on campus.

To apply, go to https://vpermit.com.au/uos, log-in with your UniKey, click on ‘Apply for vPermit’ and under ‘Camperdown/Darlington’ select the option of ‘Temporary COVID-19 permit’.

Staff and student parking permits purchased by credit card

Permit holders can cancel their parking permit at any time by logging into your vPermit account.

Any permit holders who wish to cancel their parking permit can do so before Wednesday 21 July 2021 and will not be charged the $30.00 administration fee.  Cancellations after this date will have the administration fee applied.

Any permit holder who does not wish to cancel their permit will receive a 30-day extension, without cost, to the expiry date of their current active parking permit.

Note:

  • The $30.00 admin fee will apply for any permit cancellation paid by credit card after Wednesday 21 July 2021.
  • Extensions to credit card permits or stopping salary deductions will not be backdated.  
  • Users can only have one permit active in their account at any one time.
  • Permits will be effective from 16 July 2021, and not applied retrospectively.

 Information for staff with parking permits purchased by salary deductions is available on the staff intranet

Any further updates will be communicated accordingly.

Please visit the COVID Latest updates page for details of any short-term impacts of the NSW COVID pandemic situation on campus parking arrangements. 

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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.

Mobility parking permits

If you hold a valid RTA Mobility Parking Permit, you can use the designated disabled parking bays on campus.

You can also park for free in any numbered parking bay, other than those marked with restrictions such as ‘University Owned Vehicles Only’ or ‘Loading Zone’.

 Your permit must be displayed clearly at all times.

 Update June 2021: Western Avenue carpark changes

 In response to feedback and as part of a comprehensive review of campus parking arrangements currently underway, the University Executive has made a decision to restrict access to the Western Avenue carpark to staff permit holders only from 6am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, from 26 June 2021.

Student permit holders will be able to access the Western Avenue carpark after 3pm on weekdays, and anytime on weekends, and will be able to park elsewhere on campus as per current arrangements. This decision has been made to alleviate parking pressure on the Susan Wakil Health Building.

On weekdays, the Campus Shuttle Bus is available for students and staff to travel from other locations across campus to the Susan Wakil Health Building. ​

The University’s review of parking arrangements will continue.

Parking permits

Permit type

2021/22 price

Conditions

Staff – Camperdown/Darlington campus permit

$553.53
  • Camperdown, Darlington and Cumberland (Gate 1 & 2)
  • All times

Staff – main campus permit

$553.53

  • Camperdown and Darlington campuses
  • All times

3 hour off-campus conjoint staff

$106.32

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

$421.14

  • Camperdown and Darlington campuses
  • All times*

*From 26 June 2021, access to the Western Avenue carpark will be restricted to staff permit holders only from 6am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Main campus – student 90 day permit $103.84
  • Camperdown and Darlington
  • All times* 

    *From 26 June 2021, access to the Western Avenue carpark will be restricted to staff permit holders only from 6am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

USU staff

$553.53

  • Camperdown and Darlington
  • All times

Service contractor

$553.53

  • 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.

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

Select the relevant campus from the dropdown to view a campus map