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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. 

There is limited parking on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus. The availability of parking at the University varies and in the interests of sustainability we encourage people to use public transport, walk or cycle in by using bicycle parking, safe pedestrian routes, and the campus bus. 

Parking is available on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus for staff, students and visitors. There are several carpark buildings, outdoor parking areas, and off-street parking.

The University is a paid parking area at all times

Pay As You Go (PAYG) parking from January 2023

From January 2023, the University is introducing a Pay As You Go (PAYG) parking system across the Camperdown/Darlington and Mallet Street campuses for both staff, students and service contractors. From this date parking at a reduced tariff (maximum of $5 per day) will need to be paid for through the CellOPark app.

The PAYG system will better support the flexible work and study practices of our staff and students by only requiring staff and students to pay for parking for the days and times they park on campus, instead of on an annualised basis.

Parking will remain zero-cost for staff and students with a temporary COVID parking permit until 31 December 2022, at which point all temporary COVID and motorcycle parking permits will expire.

Motorcycle parking on campus is free. It can also be purchased ($0) for casual parking session via the parking meter machines or CelloPark app to park on University grounds.

There will be no change to designated disabled parking bays on campus.

Parking permits

Parking permits for cars will no longer be required or available  from January 2023 as the PAYG system will replace permits. View the changes in more detail (pdf, 260.9 KB)

Motorcycles, scooters and mopeds must purchase a zero cost motorcycle casual parking session via the parking meter machines or CelloPark to park on University grounds.

There are several designated motorcycle parking areas on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus. 

Registering these vehicles will support better management of traffic incidents on campus and help the University measure the impact of our Sustainability Strategy, which aims to reduce passenger vehicles on campus by 2025.

If you park in a non-designated motorcycle parking bay, you must pay the relevant fee or hold an appropriate permit. (motorcycle couriers are exempt from this rule).

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.

Students are not authorised to park in the ‘Staff Permit Holders Only’ Western Avenue Car Park on Monday to Friday 6am – 3pm.  If students park in the carpark during these restricted times you may receive an infringement.

Casual parking

There is limited parking on Camperdown/Darlington campuses. 

Casual parking is available at a rate of $4 per hour, up to a maximum charge of $24 per day. We have a paperless system, using licence plate recognition technology.  No parking tickets are required. No paper receipts are provided.  You will need to take a photo of the final screen showing a URL address to contact to obtain a parking receipt.

The University provides a number of payment methods to park on campus;

  • Parking Meter Machines accept:
    • EFT (credit card) payments
    • EFT and coins
    • EFT, cash and coins 

‘Alternate Pay Stations Locations’ map located next to all parking meter machines to show the location of all parking meter machines on campus and the type of payment accepted. Please note that the machines do not provide change, and the University does not offer refunds. 

  • Download the CellOPark app onto your mobile phone and add register your vehicle licence plate and credit card to pay for parking. All parking meter machines have a sticker advertising the CellOPark app. 

If a parking meter machine is not working you will need to locate another parking meter machine to make payment or download the CelloPark app.  The University is a paid parking area at all times.  Payment must be made to park on campus. Failure to purchase a paid parking session may incur a fine.

Road rules and fines

NSW road rules apply throughout University campuses and relevant signage and pavement markings are displayed on all entrances to the University campus. 

If you or your vehicle is in breach of the rules, an infringement notice can be issued.

This penalty is determined under Australian road rules, not by the University.

Fines are processed by Revenue NSW and are subject to enforcement in the same way as if the offence occurred on a public street.

For details on fines, please visit the Revenue NSW website. 

Find parking

To locate parking spaces on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus, go to MazeMaps and select the icon for ‘Car Parking’, ‘Motorbike Parking' or 'Parking- Accessible'.

Where do I get the CellOPark app? Is this free?

The app can be downloaded for Android or Apple devices from Google Play and the App Store. It is free to download with no hidden costs.

Do I need a smart phone to use CellOPark?

No. You can register for CellOPark and start or stop a session from any computer, landline or standard mobile phone.  If you park and wait until you are in your office to access CellOPark please be aware that you are open to the possibility of being issued an infringement notice during the time it takes for you walk to your office to activate your parking session.

Also, the parking meter machines on campus will still be available if you don’t have access to a smartphone.

What are the premium services offered by CellOPark? How do I turn premium services on/off?

Staff and students do not need the premium account to access PAYG on campus.

CellOPark premium services include unlimited SMS reminders and an iMoved service at $1.99 per vehicle per month. This is undertaken on a "DIDN'T PARK DON'T PAY' basis, meaning that if you haven't used CellOPark in a given billing cycle - you will not be charged.

  • The SMS reminders are sent 15 minutes before parking is due to expire advising you to act
  • The iMoved service is a feature that helps you to remember to stop a session. Further information can be found here.

You can opt-in or out of the service at any time from the profile page of your online account (currently via the desktop site). Just check (or un-check) the box and click 'update'.

I already have a CellOPark account? How can I add my Unikey in my current account to access the reduced parking rates?

To correct this, you can update the Uni ID field in your profile either via the app (in the side menu - my profile - personal details) or via your online account profile page.

The menu on my app says ‘Visitor’ instead of staff/student, what can I do?

You will need to add your Unikey into your profile. Go to Menu > My Account > My Profile and add your Unikey into the field marked ‘Student/Staff ID

To correct this, you can update the Uni ID field in your profile either via the app (in the side menu - my profile - personal details) or via your online account profile page.

I had already registered my Unikey on my CellOPark account, but it is still showing me as a 'Visitor'. What steps do I need to take to change it to Staff/Student?

If you had already registered your Unikey on CellOPark account before 21 December 2022, you may need to re-sign into your account to update the details. The Profile should notify you of your status e.g., Staff, student, or visitor.

I am an affiliate at the University. Are affiliates classified as "staff" under the new parking arrangements?

Yes, if you have a Unikey then you will be classed as “staff’ and will be eligible to park in staff-only parking locations and pay the reduced tariff. 

I am a casual staff member and full-time student at the University. I currently hold a "Hybrid" permit. Does this mean that I can park in both the staff and student parking spots?

Yes, students with a ‘Hybrid’ permit can park in both staff and student parking spots.

How much does it cost to park on campus using the PAYG system?

The cost will depend on the time a vehicle is parked on the campus. However, the reduced tariff of $5.00 (capped fee) per day will be available for staff and students with a valid Unikey to park on campus.

How is the per day cap rate of $5 calculated? If I park at 2.00 pm on a day will the session be carried over till 2.00 pm the next day?

The reduced tariff of $5 (capped fee) per day is valid for same-day parking. Once a session is started it will continue running until 11.59 pm the same day unless you stop it earlier.

Why is there an increased cost from the annual permits to the daily rate for PAYG?

The annual permit system is no longer equitable or reflective of our flexible work and study practices. PAYG means you will only pay for the time you have parked on campus, be that a few hours or a full day, rather than paying for an annual permit.

While the daily rate for PAYG is an increase compared to annual permits if you are planning to drive to campus five days per week, the $5 daily rate remains substantially below the market rate for parking in the vicinity of the Camperdown/Darlington campus and remains lower compared to Sydney-based Universities. 

How much will I be charged if I only have to park for a short time?

Your parking session will be charged minute by minute up to the maximum daily rate of $5.00 per day if you park using your Unikey.

What pre-paid options can I purchase on CellOPark?

CellOPark provides parking solutions for various councils and Universities across Australia, and whilst the CellOPark prepaid scratchy cards are offered at other campuses, the University of Sydney will initially only have available the PayPal or POLi – Internet Recharge prepaid options for parking on our campus.

What happens if I park on campus twice in one day. Do I need to stop my session and restart another when I get back?

If you need to leave campus it is recommended that you do not stop the parking session if your intent is to return to the campus.

By keeping the session active you only get billed once and can utilize the capped rate of $5.00/day. If you start/stop against each session you will be charged for each parking session accordingly.

However, if you remain parked on campus across consecutive days, you'll need to start a parking session at the beginning of each day.

I am a staff member and can’t see the reduced rate to park?

You must register your Unikey on your CellOPark account to purchase the reduce tariff.  If you don't have a Unikey then you are not eligible to park using the reduced tariff.

Why was I charged $1 after entering my credit card details on the CellOPark app? I haven’t used any feature yet.

The $1 you see on your credit card statement is not a charge and it will automatically return to your account. This does not need to be actioned.

As CellOPark charges accounts on a monthly basis, they need to ensure that the card entered is valid. CellOPark carry out a ‘pre-authorisation’, meaning you may see $1charged to your account. This is NOT a charge and will be released in a few days back to your account.

The Unikey registered on my CellOPark account is validated as a ‘Staff’, but I am still being charged $24 per day. Whom should I contact to rectify this issue?

To rectify this error please contact CellOPark customer care. You can email support@cellopark.com.au or call on 1300 467 27

Is the reduced rate available on the parking meter machines?

The reduced rate is only available on CellOPark app to staff/students with a valid Unikey. The parking machines are not able to read Unikey to provide eligibility to the reduced tariff.

I do not want to use PAYG parking. Can I park on campus using the parking machines?

Yes. However, you will not be able to access the reduced parking rates of $5.00 per day offered while using PAYG parking.

I am a staff member and have registered on the CellOPark app using my staff Unikey. When I open the app in the multistorey carparks, I am given the choice of multiple zones to park in. How do I know which one is the right one for me?

There will be only one staff zone that can be used by staff at multiple locations. 

Can I choose a favourite zone, so I don’t need to scroll through the whole list of zones every time?

Yes – when you have located the zone, you’re likely to use more often than not, press the little star to add it to your ‘favourites’ list. The favourites list is accessible from your home screen in the app.  

How can I find locations for staff-only car spaces?

Visit the Parking Permits page for details of car park locations and their availability to staff. There will also be physical signage to show they are for staff only or for both staff and students.  You can also use the CellOPark app to view the staff only car park zone that is available in multiple locations.

What if I don’t find a parking spot?

If you cannot access a car park you will not pay for the service.

Can I still buy a permit?

No. Permits will no longer be required or available for staff and students from January 2023.

I have a current vPermit parking permit that expires after January 2023. How much will I be refunded and when will it be processed?

All parking permits will be cancelled on 9th January, 2023.  Any paid permits will be provided with a pro-rata refund for the days that permit was not used.  The refund will be processed in as soon as possible after this date.

Why did I get infringed when I have an active parking session on CellOPark?

If you are driving different vehicle to campus, you must register the new vehicle on CellOPark app prior to parking on campus or before leaving your vehicle.

You can also check an active session from the main page of the app, look for the little car symbol on the top left of screen. Press on the car icon and it will show if you have an active parking session as well as which registration is active at a given time. 

How is my personal data provided to CellOPark secured? What data is the University providing to CellOPark?

CellOPark Australia is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988 APPs to protect the privacy of individuals.

Data provided to CellOPark will be shared only by the user.

The University will only provide a response to whether the Unikey entered by a user belong to a student, staff or is invalid to determine the reduced parking rate.

Can I still park on campus with a valid RTA Mobility Parking Permit?

There will be no change to designated disabled parking bays on campus.

Parking at the University from January 2023

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

From January 2023, the University is introducing a Pay As You Go (PAYG) parking system across the Camperdown/Darlington and Mallet Street campuses for both staff and students. From this date parking at a reduced tariff (maximum of $5 per day) will need to be paid for through the CellOPark app.

The PAYG system will better support the flexible work and study practices of our staff and students by only requiring staff and students to pay for parking for the days and times they park on campus, instead of on an annualised basis.

Parking will remain zero-cost for staff and students with a temporary COVID parking permit until 31 December 2022, at which point all temporary COVID parking permits will expire.

There will be no change to designated disabled parking bays on campus.

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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