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Parking FAQs


A list of frequently asked questions about parking at the University of Canberra.

If you have a fortnightly recurring e-permit plan & have not received a receipt in the last two weeks then the payment has failed for some reason.  You will have received a failed payment email.  Please action per the email or register for a new permit through the How to Pay for Parking page.

Check your last receipt.  It will give you the 'end' date of your e-permit.

Use the ID card that you registered your parking with, noting that business rules apply to the type of permit you can purchase. If you are unsure, please check your latest receipt or contact the Traffic and Security office in Building 8 for assistance.

Ensure that you are presenting the card correctly at the card readers. They are located on the front of the Blue Gate ticket boxes and on the side of the entry boxes with Yellow Gates.

Reserved and executive car parks are unavailable unless you have purchased one of these spaces. Please try another car park.

If you are still having difficulties, please take a ticket and attend the Traffic and Security office in Building 8 to correct the fault.

Purchasing an e-Permit does not guarantee you a place to park your car. That is, you will be able to enter the permit car parks in order to search for a space.UC staff who wish to be guaranteed a parking space, can purchase a reserve e-Permit.

If you have entered a car park and are unsuccessful in locating a car park, you can exit within a grace period and there will be no charge.

Take a ticket at the boom gate, and attend the Security & Traffic Office in Building 8 to confirm your e-Permit status, and validate your ticket.

You can then insert the validated ticket at the boom gate as you exit the car park.

Only e-Permit parking is available at the car park behind the Scrivener Building. 

There is no University casual parking available.

Yes, there are short term drop-off and pick-up areas for both child care centres. There is a 30 minute grace period in all of the 'e-Permit and casual' car parks. Take a ticket on entry and exit by inserting your ticket into the machine at the boom gate before the grace period expires.

Discounting is not available for part time permit options as the parking model is designed to keep operating costs at a minimum.

Alternative options exist to buying a permit, including:

  • Casual, pay-as-you-go
  • Prepaid casual parking - 10 ticket (single use/ any day option)

We will only sell as many reserve e-permits as there are reserve parking spots. The reserve parking lots are located under Building 27 (Science Labs) and the executive parking is located under building 1, off Kirinari Street.

Feedback is always welcome and can be provided: