Parking on campus

Parking on Campus

Parking on campus at Flinders University is available to all staff, students and

visitors at a minimal cost. Parks are conveniently located around the campus and Sturt precinct and are clearly marked on the campus map.

A variety of parking permits  2014_Parking_Permit  and tickets are available for purchase and are  designed to suit different requirements.

It is expected that all visitors will abide by the University By-Laws while parking on campus. The Rules and By-Laws relating to parking apply 24 hours a day throughout the year.

In general, parking is not permitted on the roadways or in any place other than a marked parking bay.

General Parking

Staff and students of Flinders University can purchase yearly or semester permits. These allow you to park in all general white marked bays in all general car parks (except 6 and 13 which are short term car parks).

       Day tickets are valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase and can be used in all general white marked bays in most car parks except 6, 12, 12A, 13, 17, 18, 19, 19A, 21 and short term metered bays.

Permits and day tickets are NOT VALID in short term ticket parking areas.

Any vehicle parked on Flinders University grounds without displaying the correct permit/s or ticket will incur an infringement  notice. Info_parking_infringements (PDF 26KB)

Short Term Parking

Short term parking bays are available for use by purchasing a ticket from the GREEN vending machines located in the parking areas. Signage displaying 2P, 4P or 8P will indicate the maximum parking time allowed for those bays. Car parks 4, 5 (top level), 7, 9 and 15 have short term parking bays.

Car park 6 and 13 are designated short term car parks and day, semester & yearly permits cannot be used in these car parks.

Only correctly displayed short term tickets are valid in the short term parking bays. 

Tickets MUST be displayed on the front dashboard, facing upright, on the left-hand passenger side of the vehicle and be clearly visible from outside the front windscreen of the vehicle.

Access Parking      

Access parking is available in most car parks throughout the Flinders University campus and Sturt precinct.

Parking in the clearly marked disability parking bays with an Australian Disability Parking Permit does not  require a University permit or day ticket.

Flinders University provides twice the number of disabled parking bays required by regulations and fights to protect the rights of disability permit holders by strictly monitoring the use of Access parking bays.   The permit must be clearly displayed by hanging from the rear vision mirror so that the permit information is clearly visible and facing forward and can be viewed from outside the front windscreen of the vehicle at all times.

If permits are not clearly displayed, expiation notices will be issued and enforced.

University Loop Bus

The University Loop Bus service passes most car parks on a loop of the campus which includes Flinders Hospital.  The Loop Bus runs from 8:15am till 9:00pm Monday to Friday during semester and examination periods.

The Loop Bus is a free service which runs every 20 minutes with timetables (link) available at all stops. The Loop Bus service does not run on Public Holidays or during semester break periods. 


Current parking fees are detailed on the parking permit application form.  Info_parking_permits (PDF 34KB)

Short term car parking can be purchased in the form of a ticket from the vending machines in located in the car parks.

Day Tickets can be purchased from:

  • Cashier's Office
  • The vending machine in the information bay near the University's main entrance (Sturt Rd/University Drive)
  • Vending machines in Car Parks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 9a and 15 on the main campus and in Car Parks 14, 16 and 20 at the Sturt Precinct.

Permits Info_parking_permits (PDF 34KB) can be purchased from the Cashier's Office Union Building, Mall level and from the Sturt Retail Shop in the Sturt Precinct.

Staff can Salary Sacrifice their parking fees by completing the Salary Sacrafice Expense Form (PDF 59KB). Please return the completed forms to the Salary Sacrifice Office, Registry Building, Level 1. If you have never salary sacraficed before you will need sign  the Salary Sacrifice Agreement Form (PDF 127KB) and lodge it with your expense form in the first instance.

Ticket Machines

If the ticket machine does not operate correctly, please call the number on the machine to report the fault immediately and then obtain a ticket from an alternative machine. 
DO NOT leave your vehicle parked without a ticket.

Hang Tags

Hang tags (plastic perspex hangers) are available from the Cashier’s office and can be used to hang your permit from the rear-vision mirror whenever you are parked on campus.  If utilising more than/ one hang tag (Car Pool Permits) please use the appropriate slot, so that one hang tag hangs from the other for clear viewing of the multiple permits.  Please be aware that you are legally obliged by law to remove the hang tag/s from the rear-vision mirror before the vehicle is driven.

Overflow Parking

During the first term of semester 1 when parking spaces are at a premium, there is overflow parking available for University staff and students on the main lower oval (opposite Flinders Private Hospital) access through car park 12A.

This car parking is open from 8:00am till 6:30pm Monday to Friday.

A shuttle bus is available to deliver you to the main campus buildings and the loop bus is available for the return trip back to the ovals.

This is a free service only for this area and for University staff and students.


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