Transport and parking

Student parking


Further information


  • A parking permit does not guarantee a parking bay
  • Notes on vehicles are not accepted as a valid permit
  • It is in your interest to read all signage
  • Temporary permits are available


For parking enquiries try askUWA or contact the UniPark Office, telephone (+61 8) 6488 1229.

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If you need to park your car at UWA:

  1. Eligibility for a student parking permit
  2. How to apply for a student parking permit
  3. Student parking areas
  4. Carpooling for students

Eligibility for a student parking permit

Full-time students who have completed 48 points in a degree program

If you are a full-time or part-time student currently enrolled in a degree program at UWA and have completed a minimum of 48 points towards a degree course (as indicated by the UWA Student Records System), you may be eligible to obtain a parking permit.

Students enrolled in Non-Award Courses (e.g. AccessUWA, UWA Extension - Continuing Education, Not For Degree and Cross-Institutional) are not eligible for a parking permit.

If you have not completed 48 points of study, you are generally not entitled to a parking permit.

Graduates of another university

If you are a graduate of another university you may apply for a permit, but you will also need to provide evidence of your previous degree.

Students with less than 48 credit points are not eligible for a student parking permit

Students in their first academic year of a degree program, as indicated by the Student Record System, are not eligible for a student parking permit unless already a graduate of another university.

First-year students are encouraged to use public transport

Students residing at residential colleges and university accommodation

Students residing at University Hall, Trinity College, St George's College, St Catherine's College or St Thomas More College are not eligible for a UWA student parking permit.

Postcodes that prevent you from applying for a permit

At UWA, we support sustainable travel options for our students and community. This includes encouraging the use of public transport, walking and cycling to and from campus. Visit public transport for more details.

If you live in one of the following postcodes, you are not eligible for a student parking permit at UWA:

  • 6000 - Perth City
  • 6003 - Highgate, Northbridge
  • 6004 - East Perth
  • 6005 - West Perth
  • 6006 - North Perth
  • 6007 - Leederville
  • 6008 - Subiaco, Shenton Park, Daglish
  • 6009 - Nedlands, Crawley, Dalkeith
  • 6010 - Swanbourne, Karrakatta, Claremont, Mt Claremont
  • 6011 - Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove
  • 6012 - Mosman Park
  • 6014 - Jolimont, Wembley, Floreat
  • 6018 - Churchlands, Woodlands
  • 6021 - Stirling
  • 6050 - Menora, Coolbinia, Mt Lawley
  • 6100 - Victoria Park, Lathlain
  • 6101 - East Victoria Park
  • 6107 - Cannington
  • 6158 - East Fremantle
  • 6159 - North Fremantle
  • 6162 - White Gum Valley, South Fremantle

Student Permit Exemption Application

UWA has a limited number of on-campus parking spaces and cannot provide a parking permit to all of its 27,000 plus students.

To determine eligibility for a permit, strict criteria have been established. If you believe that your circumstances warrant the need for a UWA student parking permit, please fill out the Student Permit Exemption Application form.

Only applications with complete supporting documentation will be considered.

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How to apply for a student parking permit

You can apply for a yellow student parking permit through studentConnect.

Permits purchased from studentConnect will be posted to your contact address. Once your payment is made, a 2-week temporary permit will be sent with your payment receipt via email. You need to print and display your temporary permit on your vehicle until your official permit arrives at your address.

You can only purchase your permit in person at the Unipark office if you have an exemption or are purchasing a UniAccess permit. You will be required to provide your:

  • current Student ID card

  • vehicle make, model and registration number

  • Exemption or UniAccess letter

  • Semester 1 permits will not be available to be purchased online after 2 June 2023.

    Semester 2 permits will not be available to be purchased online after 27 October 2023.

    Semester 1 permits will be available online only from 23 January 2023.

    Semester 2 permits will be available online only from 7 July 2023.

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    Student parking areas

    Yellow student parking permit areas

    If you have a student parking permit, you can park in the yellow parking areas (car parks 1, 4, 8, 9, 21 [upper], 31, 35, 37 and 43).

    A parking permit does not guarantee you a parking bay.

    If all the yellow student parking areas are full, you may park in short or long-term pay and display parking areas after purchasing and displaying a ticket.

    Parking without a permit

    For non-permit holders, or if the permit-parking areas are full, there are long and short-term pay and display parking areas:

    • Long-term (8am to 5pm)
      Car Parks 9, 17, 31, 33 and 35.
    • Short-term (8am to 5pm)
      The maximum amount of time you're allowed to park varies, so make sure to check before leaving your car.
      Car Parks 1, 3, 4, 20 and 25 (Car Park 37 parking is restricted between 7am to 8pm).

    At the end of the time limit on the signage, the vehicle must be moved from the carpark.

    Ticket machines will only accept Visa or MasterCard payments.

    Please do not park in reserved, disabled and maintenance bays.

    Red and yellow parking bays after hours

    You don't need a permit for red and yellow bays on weekends, or after 5pm and before 8am on weekdays (except Car Park 37 where parking is restricted between 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday)

    Pay parking outside UWA

    Pay parking is on the roads surrounding UWA. This parking is controlled by the City of Subiaco, City of Perth and City of Nedlands.

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Carpooling for students

Student carpooling is not available at this time.

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