To park on UWS campuses you must purchase and display a valid parking permit. Use the information below to find which type of permit is best for you:
- Pay and Display one day parking permits
- Scratch and Display one day parking permits
- General Yellow parking permits
- Restricted Orange parking permits
- Communal Blue parking permits
- Dedicated Red parking permits
- Replacement parking permits
Note: only the purchase of a Dedicated Red with bollard parking permit guarantees you a parking bay at all times of the day.
Pay and Display one day parking permits are available from the permit machines in UWS parking areas and are only valid for the day of purchase.
Pay and Display one day permits entitle the holder to park in yellow parking bays. The exceptions to this is Parramatta South campus where, for an increased fee, the purchase of a Pay and Display one day parking permit will entitle the holder to park in a blue bay.
Permit machines accept cash (coins only) and credit cards. Please refer to Parking maps for the exact locations of the permit machines.
Scratch and Display one day parking permits are available for UWS divisions, units, colleges and schools to purchase. Requests must be submitted online by completing the Scratch and Display Parking Permit Order Form.
Payment of Scratch and Display one day parking permits can only be made by journal transfer, which is processed by UWS Parking at the end of each month.
A Scratch and Display one day permit lets you park in yellow bays at all campuses. The exception to this is Parramatta South campus where a Scratch and Display one day permit lets you park in a blue bay.
Buying and displaying a valid General Yellow permit (annual or half year) lets you park in a yellow parking bay on any UWS campus. General Yellow permits are offered at a reduced rate to students of UWS.
Note: There are no yellow bays on Parramatta South campus. For further information on parking at Parramatta please refer to the Parking at Parramatta page.
Restricted Orange permits are available for students and staff who park on campus outside of the peak hours (peak hours are from 5:30am to 5:30pm). The Restricted Orange permit lets the permit holder park in yellow, blue and red bays outside of peak hours.
A Restricted Orange permit does not allow the holder to park on any University campus during peak hours. Fines apply for parking with a Restricted Orange permit during peak hours.
Buying and displaying a valid Communal Blue parking permit lets you park in a blue or yellow parking bay on any campus. Blue parking bays are usually closer to buildings than yellow bays.
Only a limited number of Communal Blue parking permits are offered. The UWS Parking team monitor the number of Communal Blue permits issued and will stop issuing them once we are at capacity.
Buying and displaying a valid Dedicated Red parking permit lets you park in the numbered red bay assigned to you on your nominated campus as well as any blue or yellow parking bay on any UWS campus. You cannot park in red bays that have not been assigned to you.
The purchase of a Dedicated Red parking permit only guarantees you a parking bay during peak hours (5:30am – 5:30pm). Outside of peak hours (5:30pm - 5:30am) red parking bays are available to Communal Blue and Restricted Orange permit holders.
Only the purchase of a Dedicated Red with bollard permit guarantees the holder a parking bay 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To buy a Dedicated Red parking permit, with or without a bollard, you must first apply for an approval code. Approval codes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for an approval code you must complete the Red Bay Approval Code Application Form. If a red bay is not available, eligible applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified via email as bays become available.
If you don't receive your permit within the initial 10 working days after you pay for it, or have lost, damaged or had your permit stolen, you must complete the Replacement Parking Permit Application Form. Once your application has been successfully processed you will be issued a temporary permit while you await delivery of your replacement permit.
If a second replacement permit is required, you must submit a Statutory Declaration Form [PDF, 7.93 KB] (opens in a new window) with your Replacement Parking Permit Application Form before a second replacement permit is issued.
Once a replacement permit is issued, the original permit is cancelled and marked as invalid for use. Displaying an invalid permit will result in a parking fine.