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2022 Parking information

For 2022 onwards, the University has partnered with EasyPark to introduce a digital parking permit (ePermit).

Starting with on-campus staff parking permit holders and students, the traditional permit stickers issued for display on vehicle windscreens will be phased out over the course of 2022 with full digitisation of all university parking permits to be completed by the end of this year.

Use the tabs below to access important information on the new permit arrangements, including permit terms and conditions (T&C).


Staff and student parking permit applications are now made via the online Digital Permit Management System. Instructions on how to use the system are available in the following guides:

General 

What's changing?

The University has partnered with EasyPark to introduce a digital parking permit (e-Permit) from the start of 2022. The printed permits issued for display on vehicle windscreens will be phased out over the course of 2022 with full digitisation of all UTAS parking permits to be completed by the end of 2022.

Why has the University decided to move to ePermits?

e-Permits provide permit holders with increased flexibility to self-manage their parking. Specifically ePermits:

  • Are applied for entirely online, providing convenience for applicants who would otherwise be required to complete an electronic or manual form or attend a service centre to collect a physical permit
  • Provide greater flexibility for end-users to apply, renew and manage their permits
  • Can be virtually swapped between vehicles without the need to physically transfer printed permits from one vehicle to another
  • Provide the University with increased flexibility to manage its carparks and permit systems
  • Provide greater protection against permit misuse making parking more equitable for genuine permit holders
  • Prevent infringements being incorrectly issued to a valid permit holder
  • Are more sustainable as the need for plastic-coated printed permits is significantly reduced or removed altogether.

Who will be affected?

The first group of permit holders to transition to ePermits will be on-campus staff parking permit holders and students.

Remaining permit types (e.g. residential permits, CBD staff parking permits, restricted mobility permits, service vehicle permits etc.) will transfer to ePermits in the second half of 2022.

I don’t want to get a parking ticket; how will the University know that I have a valid ePermit?

ePermits are stored in the EasyPark Digital Permit Management System.  UTAS security staff will check the system and confirm whether the registration number of a vehicle is attached to a valid UTAS ePermit.

Can I attach more than one vehicle to my permit?

No.  Permits are issued on a ‘one permit per person’ basis. Only one vehicle can be attached to a permit at any one time.  Permit holders can change the vehicle attached to the permit by accessing their parking account and updating the registration details of the vehicle they are bringing to campus that day.

Do I use the EasyPark Payment App to change the vehicle registration number attached to my permit?

No.  The EasyPark Payment App and the online Digital Permit Management System are two entirely separate systems. You must change your registration details in the online Digital Permit Management System to ensure that your permit is correctly attached to the vehicle you are bringing onto campus.  If you are parking in a voucher zone and paying via the EasyPark App you will still need to ensure that you select the appropriate vehicle registration for your payment.

Information for Staff

How do I apply for an ePermit?

User Guides with instructions on how to create an account in the Digital Permit Management System and how to apply for a permit can be found on 2022 Parking Information webpage.  2022 permit fees are published on the parking section of the Campus Services website.

Am I able to salary sacrifice for my parking permit?

Yes. The option for staff to salary sacrifice for a parking permit remains as well as the ability to pay via a one-off up-front payment through the University’s Credit Card Payment Portal.  Just choose the payment method suitable to you when applying for your ePermit.

Although there is no cost for a staff ePermit for staff physically located at the West Park campus in Burnie, if you are based at this location you should select the Salary Sacrifice payment method when applying for a staff ePermit. Please be assured that no salary sacrifice deduction will be established if you are based at West Park - this step is necessary only to allow you to progress to the next stage of the application in the system.

What about Staff Parking Permit holders that have a dedicated parking space in the Hobart CBD?

Hobart CBD Permit Holders will transfer to ePermits in the second half of 2022. Printed 2022 Parking Permits have been issued for use in 2022 whilst this transition occurs.

Where is my ePermit valid?

There has been no change to on-campus parking zones.  Permit holders should observe all signage and on-ground markers to ensure they are parked in the correct parking zone for their ePermit.  Details of on-campus Parking Zones can be found on the Campus Services website at https://www.utas.edu.au/campus-services/parking/parking-zones.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Services by submitting a Support Request through the Service Portal.

Information for Students

How do I apply for an ePermit?

User Guides with instructions on how to create an account in the Digital Permit system and how to apply for a permit can be found on 2022 Parking Information website.  2022 permit fees are published on the Campus Services website.

Where is my ePermit valid?

There has been no change to on-campus parking zones.  Permit holders should observe all signage and on-ground markers to ensure they are parked in the correct parking zone for their ePermit.  Details of free student on-campus parking zones can be found on the Campus Services website at https://www.utas.edu.au/campus-services/parking/parking-zones.

Does my Student ePermit mean I can park in voucher spaces (blue markers) for free?

No. A Student ePermit only enables a permit holder to park for free in the free student parking zones on the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses (denoted by red road markers), and the general parking area at the West Park campus. If you park in a voucher zone your parking session must be accompanied by the relevant payment made either via the voucher machine or through the EasyPark App.

Is parking for students free at the Inveresk Carpark (Northern Carpark off Forster Street)?

No. If you park in the Northern Carpark at Inveresk, you are required to pay for your parking session either via the voucher machine or through the EasyPark App.

Information for Hunter Street Student Permit holders

Who can apply for a Hunter Street Student Permit?

Only students enrolled in courses at the Hunter Street campus Hobart CBD, are authorised to apply for a Hunter Street Student ePermit.

How will the University ensure that only Hunter Street based students are issued a Hunter Street Student ePermit?

There is an approval process attached to an application for a Hunter Street Student ePermit. Students applying for this permit will have their eligibility checked against student enrolment records to ensure that only authorised students are issued a Hunter Street ePermit.

If I have a Student Hunter Street ePermit, do I still need to pay for parking?

Yes.  When parking in the Evans Street carpark at Hunter Street, a Hunter Street Student Permit MUST be accompanied by a parking payment made via the Easy Park App.

Can I still purchase a physical voucher from the voucher machine, rather than pay via the EasyPark App?

No. From the start of Semester 1, 2022 (ie February 14, 2022) payment for parking at Hunter Street can only be done via the EasyPark Payment App. Physical Vouchers will no longer be accepted.

Student permit holders must ensure that the mobile number nominated on their EasyPark Payment App is the same mobile number nominated on their UTAS Parking Permit account.  This will ensure that your payment can be verified against your permit when the carpark is monitored for unauthorised parking.

Is my Hunter Street Student ePermit valid at other campuses?

Yes. A Hunter Street Student ePermit is valid in the free student parking zone at the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses (denoted by red on ground markers) and in the general parking zone at the West Park campus.  If you park in a voucher zone (denoted by blue on ground markers) your parking session must be accompanied by the relevant payment made either via the voucher machine or through the EasyPark App.

Is parking for students free at the Inveresk Carpark (Northern Carpark off Forster Street)?

No. If you park in the Northern Carpark of Inveresk, you are required to pay for your parking session either via the voucher machine or through the EasyPark App.

Further Information?

General information about parking is available on the Campus Services website at https://www.utas.edu.au/campus-services/parking. Further information is also available in the general parking FAQs also available at that site.