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Parking FAQs

General FAQs

What free parking options are available on the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses?

Car parking areas at each of the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses are allocated as free parking for the sole use of University of Tasmania students. Students must display a student parking permit to park in these zones.

Student parking permits are available free of charge from the Student Centre (only currently enrolled students are eligible for a permit). Parking bays for student-parking zones are marked with red dots and sign-posted.

In addition to dedicated student free spaces, a number of drop off zones are located around campus for short term parking, picking up passengers etc.

Is parking available for students and staff with limited mobility?

Anyone who has a valid Australian Disability Parking Permit or Tasmanian Disability Parking Permit is permitted to park in designated disabled parking spaces at no cost.

In addition, staff and students with a temporary or permanent disability who are:

  • unable to walk, or
  • are only able to walk short distances (approximately 100 metres) without the assistance of another person or the use of a complex walking aid (such as a wheelchair

are eligible to apply for a UTAS Restricted Mobility Parking Permit which allows them to park in designated parking bays on campus.

Can I park my motorcycle on campus?

Yes. A number of designated motorcycle parking bays are available for use free of charge. If you wish to park in a permit or voucher zone, please ensure you display a valid permit or voucher to avoid being issued an infringement notice.


Cost FAQs

What are the methods of payment for parking?

Anyone, including students and staff, can pay daily or hourly at the voucher parking machines (machines accept coins only) located in the parking areas.

Residential students will be given information on payment and permit issuing from Accommodation Services when applying or moving into University accommodation.

Full-time and fractional staff can apply for a parking permit using the online parking application form in Service Now.

Sessional, casual and honorary staff can pay daily or hourly at a voucher parking machines. Sessional and honorary staff may purchase a permit via the online parking application form in Service Now (payment by credit card). If you require a casual-staff permit, please complete the online parking application form in Service Now..

Permit costs are updated on the Parking Permits page.


FAQs for Students

Do I have to pay for the whole day if I plan on only attending for an hour lecture?

Hourly parking vouchers are available in voucher permit areas.

Car parking areas at each of the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses are allocated as permit parking for the sole use of UTAS students. Students must display a student parking permit to park in these zones or an infringement notice may be issued.

Student parking permits are available free of charge from the Student Centre (only currently enrolled students are eligible for a permit). Parking bays for student-parking zones are marked with red dots and sign-posted.

I am a postgraduate student. Am I eligible for a staff parking permit?

Postgraduate students who, by virtue of their Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or similar instrument, are required to be on campus full-time will have access to a staff parking permit and will need to complete the online parking application form in Service Now (payment by credit card)


Staff FAQs

When can I apply for a staff parking permit?

Existing permit holders

If you currently hold a staff parking permit and pay via fortnightly salary deduction, you do not need to reapply for a permit for the following year. Infrastructure Services and Development (ISD) will contact you during November with information on renewing your permit for the following year.

If you paid for your permit via credit card, ISD will also contact you with the details you provided on your existing permit application form.

If you have not heard from ISD by the end of November, please contact them via telephone on +61 3 6226 2600 or email Campus.Services@utas.edu.au for information on reapplication.

Staff who don't have an existing permit

If you don't have an existing staff parking permit, you can apply for one via the online parking application form in Service Now.

If I leave the University before my permit expires, can I on-sell the permit?

No, the permit is issued to the person and their nominated cars.

Should I decide to leave the University before my parking permit expires, will any part of the permit fee be refundable?

Yes, if you leave the University before your parking permit expires, you will be refunded a pro rata amount starting from the following month after you leave. You will need to return your permit to Infrastructure Services and Development prior to receiving your refund.

What happens to my permit if I take extended leave during its period?

Leave periods of greater than 12 weeks will be considered for refund.

I have paid for parking but sometimes I cannot find an empty car park bay. Why is the University not providing enough car parks on campus?

It is not possible to accurately predict daily demand for parking at each campus, therefore a permit cannot guarantee that a bay will be available. Locating a parking space can often be difficult, particularly at the beginning of semester or during exams.

Alternative transport is recommended, including cycling, carpooling and public transport.

Given the significantly higher cost of CBD staff parking permits, the number of parking permits will match the number of reserved staff parking spaces available.

What is the procedure for hosting a visitor / volunteer?

Visitors and volunteers are normally expected to purchase a daily or hourly parking voucher for the duration of their visit. Alternatively, colleges, institutes or departments can issue a 'temporary parking permit'. Temporary permits are only for visitors, guests and volunteers. ISD will provide temporary permits to faculties, institutes or departments upon request.

Temporary permits are only valid for use in staff parking bays (white dot) or reserved parking bays that are managed by the department issuing the temporary permit. It is the responsibility of the faculty/institute/division to ensure that visitors display the temporary parking permit when they park in 'reserved parking' bays.

Are visiting guest lecturers expected to pay for parking?

This cost is to be borne by the faculty/institute/division and is as per the process for hosting a visitor as described above.

I work part-time, but notice that I can only buy a 'full-time' permit. Can I share my permit with someone else who also works part-time?

Yes. There is nothing to prevent employees from making their own arrangements to share a permit.

Please note that shared permits will still be processed, recorded and paid for under one name, so any sharing arrangement would be the staff members' responsibility.


Enforcement FAQs

Will I be fined if I don't have a current permit or parking voucher?

Yes. To ensure that the system is fair and equitable, paid parking at UTAS is managed by Infrastructure Services and Development and failure to display a current parking voucher or permit will result in an infringement notice being issued.

What do I do if I receive a parking infringement notice?

Payment for parking infringements is processed by the Hobart and Launceston city councils.

If you wish to lodge an appeal against your parking infringement notice, you will need to contact ISD (Campus Services) within 5 days of receiving the notice.

More information about parking infringements is available on the Parking Infringements Appeals page.


Infrastructure FAQs

Am I guaranteed to get a parking space if I purchase a permit or parking voucher?

The number of students and staff visiting UTAS each day may exceed the number of spaces available so it cannot be guaranteed that you will find a space. However, given the significantly higher cost of CBD staff parking permits, the number of parking permits will match the number of reserved staff parking spaces available.


Pricing FAQs

Pricing for permits are provided on the parking permits page.