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Getting around/transport

When it comes to getting to, from and around our campuses, it’s important to know the convenient and sustainable transport options available.

Driving isn’t the only way and choosing an alternative option can save you time and money, as well as contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

We are committed to supporting students and staff to choose sustainable transport and have developed a Sustainable Transport Strategy.

Tasmanian campuses

Metro buses run frequently between Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses – the city centres, and also offer suburban services directly from some campuses.

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Using a Greencard is the most affordable and convenient way to pay for Metro bus travel.

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Full-time students are eligible to receive concession fares on presentation of a UTAS issued student ID, either on-board or when purchasing a Greencard.

Sydney Campus

Buses and train services operate on routes to and from Lilyfield.

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Regional Tasmania

Select bus services operate on routes to and from our regional centres.

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The free UniHopper operates throughout the day to get students and staff between our Hobart City locations, the Sandy Bay campus and accommodation sites.

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Metro provides a free service for students and staff travelling between the Newnham, Stops 3 and 4 Invermay Road for the Inveresk campus, the city and Launceston General Hospital on the 110 route upon presentation of a UTAS issued student or staff ID card.

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The City of Launceston through Metro provides a free Tiger Bus which operates on selected routes around Launceston City.

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Walking, cycling or hopping on an e-scooter are great options that benefit your health and the environment, as well as saving you time and money by avoiding car parking hassles and fees.

Cycling is a great way to get to campus. Our campuses offer a range of bicycle facilities, including one or a mix of:

  • major bike hubs (complete with repair stations, water refill stations, eBike charging facilities and publicly accessible showers available nearby)
  • individual bike lockers
  • standard bike racks at or near entrances to most buildings
  • secure bike storage rooms (Medical Science Precinct, IMAS Hobart Waterfront and West Park campus)

Cycling facilities are under constant development and are details kept up to date on our campus maps for Hobart, Launceston and Burnie campuses. See our campuses page for details.

E-scooters are welcome on all campuses, please observe the no ride zone signage in designated areas. Beam (purple) and Neuron (orange) operate e-scooters within TAS and NSW.

Climate positive, Cost Saving, Convenient Liftango – Our free and easy way to rideshare

Liftango is a ridesharing app exclusively for our university community. Riders and drivers are matched in-app to make ride sharing easy! The app supports you throughout your entire commute and has the flexibility for you to choose rides on the days and times best suited.

There are sign-posted designated free parking spaces* available exclusively for our Liftango drivers. Ridesharing positively contributes to our sustainability commitments, builds our community and saves you time and money.

*If the designated parking spaces are full, drivers will need to use alternate spaces which may require a permit or payment.

Download the app (Apple) (Android) and sign up with your UTAS email address.

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Flexicar (South only)

Provides car hire by the hour or the day to our students and staff, joining Flexicaris free on the UTAS student rate plan*. Flexicars are located in Hobart City (Hobart Apartments car park, ground level) and Sandy Bay (Main car park, near Humanities).

*Terms and conditions apply

UTAS Student Rate Plan is available exclusively to UTAS student. Students need to sign up using a UTAS email address. * $0 join discount only applies to the annual membership fee. * Standard damage cover excess applies as per the Flexicar terms and conditions. If you would like to opt in to the reduced excess plan please contact the Flexicar Member Care Centre.View further information

Electric car charging stations have been installed on the Sandy Bay, Newnham and Cradle Coast campuses. These stations are currently only available for fleet cars.

Electric bike and scooter charging stations are available in all bike hubs. Some bike hubs have publicly accessible power points. If there is not a bike hub on your campus, you can take your battery into the buildings and use any standard power point.

There are major bike hubs at the Sandy Bay, Inveresk, and West Park campuses.

Sandy Bay campus
  • e-bike charging points (standard 240V power points; user to supply own charging cable)
  • repair station
  • individual bike lockers (housing the e-bike charging points)
  • bike storage racks
  • water refill station

For location details, refer to the Sandy Bay campus guide

Inveresk campus
  • e-bike charging points
  • repair station
  • bike storage racks
  • water refill stations (all locations)

For location details, refer to the Inveresk campus guide

West Park campus
  • Secure bike storage room
  • e-bike charging points
  • repair station
  • bike storage racks/hoops
  • water refill station

For location details, refer to the West Park campus guide

Individual, lockable bike lockers are available on the Sandy Bay, Newnham and Domain campuses.

Sandy Bay campus
  • Eight (8) vertical bike lockers are located on the Dobson Road side of the Morris Miller Library building
  • Six (6) horizontal bike lockers with electric bike charging points are located in the Sandy Bay bike hub between Alexander Street and Dobson Road. Note: these are standard 240V power points and users are required to supply their own charging cable.
  • Further details on locker location can be found on the Sandy Bay campus guide.
Newnham campus
  • 10 horizontal lockers are available at various locations on the Newnham campus
  • Further details on location can be found on the Newnham campus guide.
Domain campus
  • Five (5) horizontal lockers are available  near the entrance to the School of Nursing building on the Domain campus.

Lockers can be hired free of charge. To apply for a locker, simply fill in and sign the bike locker application and email it to Campus Services.

  • Be sure to park your bike in designated bicycle racks or lockers provided on all campuses.
  • Bicycles attached to trees, handrails, signposts or fixtures on access ramps can and may be removed by University security.
  • Bicycles or bike locks left on campus for long periods of time will be considered abandoned and may be removed.
  • Enquiries relating to abandoned, removed or stolen bicycles should be directed to University  Security.
  • Police recommend that bicycles are secured with a good quality bike lock. Cable locks and chains are less secure than U-shaped steel locks. Please ensure you take your lock with you when collecting your bike.
  • The roads on and around University campuses and sites are public roads and public road rules apply. This includes the requirement to wear a helmet and comply with speed limits on University roads.
  • You must dismount when taking your bike along walkways on campus.

Bicycle parking facilities that are kept secure via access control or a manual locking mechanism must not be left open under any circumstances. Penalties may apply to anyone providing unauthorised access to bicycle parking areas and secured facilities.

Cyclists bring bikes to University sites and campuses at their own risk. The University does not accept any liability for damage to or theft of bicycles and related equipment.