More information about parking at UQ
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Paid parking applies at the following University campuses and sites:
- St Lucia
- Turbot Street
- UQ Ipswich
- Buranda (PACE)
however, it is important to note that University parking regulations also apply at all other University campuses and sites, including:
- UQ Gatton
- Customs House (Brisbane City)
- Pinjarra Hills
- Toowoomba (Health Sciences)
- Indooroopilly Experimental Mine
University staff members, and staff members of external organisations, such as those with lease arrangements with the University that include access to parking, have various options in relation to parking, including All-day zones, and the Multi-level and Conifer Knoll carparks. The purchase of a Guaranteed (Multi-level) or Guaranteed (Conifer Knoll) permit will ensure that a space will be available between 7:00am and 5:00pm each weekday. All parking permits are issued on the basis of a full day's use, or part thereof.
Each year, the new permit becomes valid from the Monday of Orientation Week. The permit fee is charged in fortnightly blocks that correspond to the University's payroll fortnight. A part fortnight is charged as a full fortnight. Permits paid through a fortnightly payroll deduction will remain valid until a request for cancellation is made by the permit-holder to PF Assist - that is, it will not need to be renewed each year.
It is important to note that The University does not accept any responsibility for the (i) loss or damage to any vehicle; or, (ii) loss or damage to any article or thing, in or upon any vehicle or for any injury to any person, howsoever such loss, damage or injury may arise, including by way of negligence by the University.
Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students Casual Parking
Students at St Lucia and Herston may use any of the casual parking options that are designated as All-day parking (indicated by a dark blue colour on the parking maps), Long-term parking (indicated by the colour purple on the parking guide maps), or Short-term parking [maximum of 90-minutes] (indicated by the colour yellow on the parking maps), and are managed by pay & display machines. Pay & display machines do not give change, and it is the user's responsibility to tender the correct fee. However, change machines are located on level two of the Conifer Knoll carpark, and in the UQ Centre carpark. Alternatively, if a space is available students may park in the Multi-level carparks on a casual basis.
Please note that the All-day pay & display ticket issued at St Lucia and Herston is also valid in the All-day zone at UQ Ipswich (indicated by the colour pink on the Ipswich parking guide map). However, the All-day pay & display ticket issued at UQ Ipswich is NOT valid at St Lucia or Herston.
Undergraduate students at the Dental School should note that no casual parking is available on campus at the School of Dentistry site in Turbot Street.
The University of Queensland acknowledges that a range of people require special consideration when they need to access its various campuses and sites. Accordingly, particular parking bays have been set aside that may not be used by other campus-users under any circumstances.
Disabled parking areas are indicated on the campus parking maps by the internationally recognised disabled logo:
Bus services to and from UQ are normally provided using accessible low floor buses. However, while many of the buses to UQ St Lucia are low floor accessible, there are no scheduled accessible bus routes so it is necessary to contact the Brisbane City Council (BCC) on 07 3403 8888, to make arrangements at least 24-hours in advance.
The City Cat ferries are accessible, but under certain conditions (eg, low tide) the ramps at the terminals can be steep. Also, care should be taken while the City Cats are moving, as they are fast and remain horizontal while cornering.
Most train stations are increasingly accessible but check with Citytrain for any special needs, and with the Guard on the train if you need any assistance.
Taxis that are suitable for people with special needs can be arranged, but it is important to telephone in advance to avoid possible delays in service.
A permit may be used in conjunction with more than one vehicle, but the registration number and make of all vehicles must be listed on the permit database. Remember to display the permit in the car you drive on any particular day.
If there are subsequent changes to the vehicle list due to purchase, disposal, accident, or suchlike, you must notify PF Assist in writing as soon as possible - or via email. Failure to inform any such changes means that you will be parking without a valid permit, and, consequently, an infringement notice may be issued.
Terminating staff who wish to cease their payroll deduction must return the permit to PF Assist with a written request to that effect prior to the date of cessation. A temporary permit will be issued for the intervening period.
Where a staff member is absent from the University for a continuous period of not less than 90-days, an application for the waiving of parking charges may be made. The permit must be returned to PF Assist with a request, in writing, to that effect.
Pre-paid Annual Permits
Where a staff member's appointment ceases or if a pre-paid permit is no longer required, a refund of the unused balance is available upon written request. The amount is calculated from the date on which the permit is received by PF Assist.
Refunds are processed by EFT. When requesting a refund the BSB number, account number and name of account eg. John A Smith, needs to be provided on the FBS Refund Request Form (RTF Format).
All University parking regulations apply on all UQ sites, and infringement notices may be issued to vehicles parked illegally.
The Paid Parking Scheme applies from: 7:00am until 6:00pm at the Ipswich Campus and Turbot Street site and 7:00am until 9:00pm on all other sites, Monday to Friday, all year round, INCLUDING examination periods and vacations. The Paid Parking Scheme applies at the PACE site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UQ Gatton campus does not have a "paid parking scheme" but do have a permit system.
On weekends, Public Holidays, and Special University Holidays (such as between Christmas and New Year) parking is free in all casual and permit parking areas, including the multi-level car parks at St Lucia. However, it is important to note that all other regulations apply 24-hours a day, 365-days a year.
With the exception of some people with severe disabilities, there is no free parking on University sites where paid parking operates. In the streets surrounding the different campuses that are controlled by City Councils, various parking schemes are in place - some P, some 2P, and some 4P.
The speed limits on all UQ campuses and sites provide major safety benefits, and are enforced by Queensland Police. The University accepts no liability for damage to vehicles driven or parked on its property - these activities are undertaken at the drivers' or owners risk.
UQ Decal and Plated Vehicles
UQ decal and plated vehicles are authorised in:
- Service & Maintenance bays
- All-day zones (all campuses and sites)
- Multi-level Car Park 2, Level 1, Restricted Zone
- Conifer Knoll Car Park, Level 2, Restricted Zone
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