Flinders University has safe and secure car parks available throughout the campus for students, staff and visitors. View the campus map (PDF) for locations.
Parking permits are required to be displayed Monday to Friday 6.00am to 6.00pm all year round. Parking is free on nationally recognised public holidays, as are weekends, but you must be parked in a general marked parking bay at all times. Reserved, disability, loading zones and signed 'at all times' parking areas are monitored 24/7 and are not general marked parking bays.
There are many parking and permit options available on campus from permit parking only areas, day ticket parking, and short-term parking.
At peak times, overflow parking is available for University staff and students with permits on the main lower oval (opposite Flinders Private Hospital). Access this through car park 12. A free shuttle bus is available for you to get to the main campus buildings. These depart every ten minutes from 9.30am. You can catch the loop bus for the return trip.
Buy your parking permit
All parking permits (general and car pool) are now being sold online. Your permit will be posted to your home address and should arrive within 5 days of purchase when approved.
Please be sure to read the Permit Options / Terms and Conditions before purchasing your permit.
Current enrolled students will need:
- A valid student ID and email address
Flinders University staff will need:
- Staff FAN and email address
- Staff will have the option to have permits delivered to internal delivery locations on the application page.
For affiliated staff, groups, contractors or campus tenants:
- please click on the affiliated Parking permit tab and complete the required details for verification and permit purchase.
Please note only one parking permit per person can be purchased at any one time, duplicate applications will be cancelled or deemed invalid and permits must be returned upon request.
When driving and parking on campus, you are expected to abide by the traffic by-laws. Please be aware that failure to do so will result in a fine.
To avoid fines, there are a few things to ensure:
- Purchase and display a valid day, Semester or Yearly parking permit.
- Ensure you have parked in the appropriate parking bay and paid or displayed the correct permit, day ticket or short term ticket that can be easily seen by the parking inspector.
- Do not leave your vehicle unattended or parked in excess of time limits outside of designated parking bays.
- You understand the parking regulations and your requirements to park legally on campus.
Pay your fine
Paying your infringements is easy and there are two convenient options to choose from.
Online (credit card)
You can make an online payment with a VISA or MasterCard via our secure payment site. You will need your infringement or car registration number.
Mail (cheque or money order)
Please send with the infringement notice details to: Flinders University, Parking Office, GPO Box 2100 Adelaide, South Australia, 5001
Appeal your fine
If you received an infringement that you believe is incorrect or unjust, you can appeal the fine using the Expiation appeal form - 2017 (PDF 93KB)
All infringements are due within 28 days from date of issue.
All appeals are reviewed by the University Parking Office:
- You will be notified of the result of your appeal within 28 days
- All unsuccessful appeals must be paid by the due date notification
- Appeals will not be accepted once fines have been referred to the Fines Enforcement Unit
- Failure to pay a fine will result in referral to the Fines Enforcement Unit (Attorney Generals Department) and possible suspension of your driver's licence. Any court or debt collection fees will be included in the final fee.
Access parking is available in most car parks. An Australian Disability Parking Permit is required to be displayed as per the permits conditions when parked on campus. With one of these permits you won't need to display a University permit or day ticket.
The permit must be clearly displayed otherwise you will receive an infringement notice.
These car parks are strictly monitored.
Temporary disability or pregnant staff parking
Staff or students can apply for a short-term disability parking permit, and so can pregnant staff (30 weeks or more) by contacting the Health and Counselling unit on ph 8201 2118.
These permits are only valid when displayed with an annual, semester permit or day ticket, but can be used in disabled parking bays.
Disabled bays are monitored 24-hours a day and must display a valid permit at all times.
Day ticket parking
Day tickets are valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase and can be used in all white general marked bays in most car parks except 1, 6, 12, 13, and 21 and all short-term metered bays.
Day tickets are available from vending machines marked “Day Ticket Machine”
- vending machines in the information bay near the University's main entrance
- vending machines in car parks 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 20.
All ticket machine faults need to be reported to the parking team with your registration/license plate number to avoid infringements being issued. Please call 8201 2207 for all meter faults. Where possible please purchase from another day machine
Please correctly display your day ticket on the front dashboard of the vehicle facing upright so it's clearly visible from outside the front windscreen.
Day ticket parking rate: $5.00 (machines accept $2, $1, 50c, 20c and 10c coins only)
Short-term 2P parking
Short-term ticketed bays are available for 2-hour parking areas and are marked as such.
Short-term parking is available in car parks 4, 5 (top level), 6, 7, 13 and 15. Car parks 6 and 13 are short-term parking only.
All ticket machine faults need to be reported to the parking team with your registration/license plate number to avoid infringements being issued. Please call 8201 2207 for all meter faults. Where possible please purchase from another short term ticket machine
Please correctly display your short-term ticket on the front dashboard of the vehicle facing upright so it's clearly visible from outside the front windscreen.
2P short-term parking rate: $2.00 per hour (maximum stay is 2 hours)
Permit replacement (lost, stolen, misplaced)
Lost/misplaced or stolen permits
If a permit is lost or has been misplaced the responsibility and cost of a replacement permit is on the permit holder. While organising a replacement permit you will be required to buy a day ticket until you have replaced your permit. Please complete the Stat Dec, Lost Permit - 2017 (PDF 81KB) and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to purchasing a new replacement permit online.
If your permit is stolen you will need to buy a day ticket until you have arranged for a replacement permit. If you have reported the permit's theft to the police, please bring a hard copy of the Police Report Number (PRN) or card/form to the Parking Office, Physical Sciences Road, Buildings and Property Operations (B10 on the campus map) to receive a free replacement permit.
Selling vehicles / damaged permits
If you sell your existing vehicle, please remember to remove your current permit and place on the windscreen of your new vehicle, if your permit is damaged when moving from vehicle to vehicle, the permit can be replaced free of charge when presenting to the Parking Office (B10 Campus Map, Buildings and Property Operations)
Failure to remember this action will require the lost permit process to be followed.
Terms and Conditions
Parking Permits are required to be displayed Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm all year round.
It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that when leaving the vehicle that they have parked in the appropriate bay, checked to see if a valid parking permit/s, short term ticket or day ticket is clearly displayed on the vehicle on the lower left hand corner of the front windscreen, on a plastic hang tag from the rear-vision mirror (supplied at purchase when requested), or on the dash board of the vehicle correctly facing upwards so that the valid ticket is clearly visible through the front windscreen of the vehicle when parked on campus.
The University provides dedicated special permit parking bays on campus that are not eligible for use for general day tickets, semester or yearly permits.
Speciality parking bays are clearly marked and sign posted, speciality car park bays include Disability bays, car pool bays, short term 2P bays, reserved and blue permit bays.
If your permit has been forgotten or misplaced and unable to be displayed, you must purchase day or short term ticket from a parking machine for the time required to park legally in the appropriate bay on campus.
Permits are sold and registered to valid students and staff and are not transferable or for sale between individuals when no longer required.
No individual can purchase or hold more than one parking permit at any time.
A Permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus.
Permit refunds may be organised when withdrawing from University within the census dates. Please contact the parking team for further information 8201 2733
General permits (semester and yearly)
Available for purchase by current staff and students for daily parking in general car parks sign posted on campus.
General permits allow you to park in general white marked bays in car parks sign posted “day, semester and yearly permit parking”, excluding reserved, blue bays, ride share, disability and short term parking bays marked 2P.
General permits are not valid in car parks, 6, 13, 17 and 19.
General permits are only valid when correctly displayed on the vehicle parked on campus.
Car pool permits
Car pool permits are valid when two same year car pool permits are displayed clearly through the front windscreen of the vehicle at all times when parked within specially marked bays or general white marked bays.
Available for purchase by students and staff, for parking in specially marked car pool bays and in general white marked car park bays. Each permit must be registered to a different person.
Car Pool Permits are not valid in car parks, 6, 13, 17 and 19. reserved, short term bays and disability bays.
Valid yearly and semester permits can be used in conjunction with Car Pool Permits as long as both are clearly displayed.
Motor cycle permits
A new parking initiative in 2017, allowing motor cycles to park for free without displaying a motorcycle permit when parked in a designated motorcycle bay is being implemented
Dedicated motorcycle bays are located in the following car parks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15.
Flinders Resident Permits
Available for purchase (at Flinders University Hall – main office) by current students living on the Flinders University campus.
Flinders Resident Permits allow you to park in car parks 11 (fenced), 17, 19 and 22 ONLY.
Visitors to the resident are required to park in general white marked parking bays and purchase a day ticket.
Flinders resident motor cycle permits
A new parking initiative in 2017, allowing residents with motor cycles to park for free at Flinders Living without displaying a motorcycle permit when parked in a designated motorcycle bay is being implemented.
Please ensure to park only in a designated motorcycle parking bay at Flinders Living.
Mark Oliphant Building Permits
Mark Oliphant Building permits are only available for tenant parking at the building. They are not valid at any other University car park.
Contact the Property Manager, Buildings and Property on 8201 2181 for more information.
Blue Zone (Departmental) Permits
Faculties, schools and departments can apply for a departmental permit for staff conducting University business requiring temporary parking in specially marked blue bays.
These permits are only valid if displayed alongside a valid yearly or semester permit.
They are not for permanent allocation for any one person.
Contact the parking team on 8201 2733 for further information
Visitor permits (scratch and display)
These scratch and display permits are available for faculties, schools and departments to purchase for use by visitors meeting with University Executive. A General Ledger Journal needs to be completed.
These permits are for parking in blue and general marked bays and are only valid for one day. The permit must be scratched to show the valid date.
Temporary Disability Permits
Apply for a short-term disability permit through the Health Service. This is a non-renewable, permit available for three - months maximum.
You will need written evidence from a treating medical professional.
These permits are only valid when displayed with an annual, semester or day ticket.
Disabled bays are monitored 24-hours a day and must display a valid permit at all times.
Pregnant Staff Permit
Available at no cost to pregnant staff and students from 30 weeks gestation and allows parking in all disability parking bays on campus.
This is a short term parking permit and is ONLY valid if displayed in conjunction with a valid yearly or semester permit.
Permits can be applied for through the Flinders University’s Health & Counselling Service (link) Phone extension 8201 2118.
If you are a staff member breastfeeding a child in the Child Care Centre, a special parking permit may be available by emailing email@example.com.
Contact the Parking Office
For further information about parking:
Phone: (08) 8201 2733