car parking at Flinders

Between 9.00am and 5.00pm (6.00am to 6.00pm in Car Park 12, and 21) you must display a valid Flinders University permit or park in a metered bay.

It can be hard to find a car park during semester if you're not here early, so you might want to consider car pooling or public transport.

The University loop bus service is available between most car parks.

See the Campus Map (PDF 1MB) for car park locations.


Staff and student permit parking

With a permit, students and staff of Flinders University can park in all white marked bays set aside in all car parks (except short-term parks 6 and 13), along University Drive near the ovals, and the Data Centre.

Buy your permit online or find out more about permits.

Overflow parking

During the first term of Semester 1 when parking spaces can be hard to find, 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.

day ticket parking at Flinders

Day ticket parking (pay and display)

Day tickets are valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase and can be used in all white marked bays in most car parks except 1, 6, 12, 13, and 21 and short-term metered bays. Buy these tickets from the:

  • 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.

Cost: $4.60 per day.

If the ticket machine does not work, report the fault using the number on the machine and get a ticket from a working machine.

Display your ticket on the front dashboard facing upright so it's clearly visible from outside the front windscreen.

Short-term and visitor parking

Short-term ticketed bays are available for 2-hour parking 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, and day, semester and year permits cannot be used.

Buy tickets from the vending machines and clearly display your ticket on the passenger side of the dashboard.

Cost: $1.60 per hour.

If the ticket machine does not work, report the fault using the number on the machine and get a ticket from a working machine.

Car pool parking

When you and one other share a car to campus regularly you may consider car pooling. Buying a permit each costs less than a general parking permit and you get the choice of priority parking in red-marked bays in car parks 2, 4, 5, 9, and 18 but you can park in the general white marked bays also.

You must each clearly display a permit. Note: valid yearly and semester permits can be used in conjunction with car pool permits so long as they are both clearly displayed.

Buy your permit online or find out more about permits.

Access parking

Access parking is available in most car parks. An Australian Disability Parking Permit is required to be displayed when parked on campus and with one of these you won't need a University permit or day ticket.

The permit must be clearly displayed otherwise you will receive a fine.

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).

Disabled bays are monitored 24-hours a day and must display a valid permit at all times.

Motorbike parking

Motorbike parking is available with a permit in car parks 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 15.

Flinders resident car and motorbike parking

Current students living on campus with a Flinders Resident Permit can park in car parks 11 (fenced), 17, 19 and 22 only. Buy a Resident Permit from University Hall main office.

Resident's visitors can park as per day ticket parking above.

Further information

Buy a parking permit.

2016 Expiation Notices (PDF 27KB)

For more information about parking, contact the Parking Office: