On campus, you can only park your bicycle at an approved bicycle rack, bike box or storage room.

UQ Security will remove and store your bicycle if it’s:

  • parked in an unapproved area, such as a hallway
  • locked to a railing, ramp, bollard, or lamp post, or
  • left dormant in an approved area for two weeks.

Remember, bicycles can be a hazard for people with mobility or vision difficulties. Bikes can also block emergency exits and escape pathways.

If your bicycle has been removed by Security, you will have to show proof of ownership to get it back. If this is your second offence, you may be issued with a fine.

We’re trying to keep our campuses accessible and safe for everyone. To find approved bicycle parking, read the information below.

1. Bicycle racks

There are open-air bicycle racks on every UQ campus. You can find your nearest bicycle rack by using UQ Maps:

St Lucia Gatton Herston

Use a good quality lock to secure your bicycle to the bicycle rack. Take care not to chain your bicycle to another person’s bicycle.

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2. Bike boxes

UQ students and staff can apply for free access to on-campus bike boxes.

A bike box is a secure and sheltered bicycle storage room with:

  • lockers for hire
  • showers
  • toilets, and in some cases
  • clothes drying facilities.

It costs $5 per month to hire a locker. Lockers are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for access to a bike box:

  1. Read and complete the PF05 Bike Box/Bicycle Storage Room Access and Locker Application form (PDF, 432KB)
  2. Email the form to pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au.

Once submitted, PF Assist will process your application and email you a receipt.

If you have chosen to rent a bike box locker, bring your receipt and collect your key from:

Bike box locations and facilities

St Lucia campus

Name Location Racks Lockers Facilities Image

98B Bike Box

P3 car park (98B)

90

90

  • Lockers
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Clothes line
  • Iron

Image of 98B

49 Bike Box

Advanced Engineering Building (49)

100

30

  • Lockers
  • Toilets
  • Showers

Image of 49

20 Bike Box

Global Change Institute (20)

36

36

  • Lockers
  • Toilets
  • Showers

Image of 20

41 Bike Box

Level 1, Building 41

180

154

  • Lockers
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Clothes line
  • Iron

Image of 41

21C Bike Box

Level 1, Building 21C (underneath the Red Room)

58

76

  • Lockers
  • Unisex toilets
  • Unisex showers
  • Clothes line

Image of 21C

Herston campus

Name Location Racks Lockers Facilities Image

883 Bike Box

Car park level 1, Oral Health Centre (883)

18

60

  • Lockers
  • Toilets
  • Showers

Image of 883

Long Pocket

Name Location Racks Lockers Facilities Image

1021B Bike Box

Yellow Box Building (1021B)

42

56

  • Lockers
  • Unisex toilets
  • Unisex showers
  • Clothes line
  • Iron

Image of 1021B

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3. Bicycle storage rooms

UQ students and staff can apply for free access to on-campus bicycle storage rooms.

A bicycle storage room is a secure and sheltered space for bicycle parking. Some storage rooms may also have additional facilities such as:

  • free lockers (supply your own lock)
  • showers
  • toilets.

Lockers are unallocated and are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis each day. You have to supply your own lock.

To apply for access to a bicycle storage room:

  1. Read and complete the PF05 Bike Box/Bicycle Storage Room Access and Locker Application form (PDF, 446KB)
  2. Email the form to pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au.

Once submitted, PF Assist will process your application and email you when it is approved.

Storage room locations and facilities

St Lucia campus

Name Location Racks Lockers Facilities
26B Bicycle Storage Room Human Movement Studies Building (26B) 33 20
  • Lockers
  • Showers
47A Bicycle Storage Room Ground floor, Sir James Foots Building (47A) 52 28
  • Lockers
  • Unisex toilets
  • Unisex showers
78 Bicycle Storage Room Ground floor, General Purpose South (78) 14 N/A Toilets and showers are nearby.
79 Bicycle Storage Room** Queensland Brain Institute (79) 79 N/A N/A
80 Bicycle Storage Room** Queensland Biosciences Precinct (80) 80 N/A N/A

** These bicycle storage rooms are for building occupants only.

PACE and Diamantina Institute

Name Location Racks Lockers Facilities
PACE Bicycle Storage Room Level 3, PACE, Woolloongabba 61 N/A N/A

The Manager, Transport Systems, has authorised the use of the bicycle storage room by Diamantina Institute staff.

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4. Lockers

UQ students and staff who ride to St Lucia campus can hire free-standing lockers to store their belongings.

It costs $5 per month to hire a locker. Lockers are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for a locker:

  1. Read and complete the PF05 Bike Box/Bicycle Storage Room Access and Locker Application form (PDF, 432KB)
  2. Email the form to pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au

Once submitted, PF Assist will process your application and email you when it is approved.

Locker locations and facilities

St Lucia campus

Name Location Racks Lockers Facilities

98E Lockers, Field 4

Synthetic Playing Fields Carpark, Field 4 (98E)

N/A

50

N/A

98E Lockers, Field 5

Synthetic Playing Fields Carpark, Field 5 (98E)

N/A

50

N/A

Lost locker keys

If you pay to hire a locker and you’ve lost your locker key, you will be charged a $20 replacement fee.

To apply for a replacement key:

  1. Read and complete the PF05 Bike Box/Bicycle Storage Room Access and Locker Application form (PDF, 432KB)
  2. Email the form to pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au

Once submitted, PF Assist will process your application and email you when your new key is ready.

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Questions and feedback:

PF Assist
Property and Facilities

If your bicycle has been removed by Security:

Security
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Security is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.