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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

Staff and students and visitors are eligible to park using the Pay As You Go (PAYG) parking system by downloading the  CellOPark app onto your mobile phone and add registering your vehicle licence plate and credit card to pay for parking.

Staff-only parking from 1 November 2022

From 1 November the University is allocating specific car parks expressly for staff-only parking between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Designated car parks will also be indicated via physical signage.

Students and visitors are not authorised to park in the 'Staff Only" parking locations between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm.  If students or visitors park in the carpark during these restricted times they may receive an infringement.

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 must obtain a ‘Temporary COVID-19’ parking permit for zero cost ($0) to park on campus.

This temporary permit is valid until 31 December 2022, after which it will expire automatically. 

A ‘Temporary COVID-19 Permit - Student’ has been created for students. 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’.

Parking permits

Parking permits for cars will no longer be required or available  from January 2023 as the PAYG system will replace permits.

Permits will only be required for motorcycle, scooter parking and for service contractors coming onto campus.

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. 

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).

Permit type

2021/22 price

Conditions

Service contractor

$553.53

  • Camperdown and Darlington
  • All times

 

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

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'.

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

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