Look for signs to see which zone you are in and which conditions apply.

Paid parking applies Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm. Parking is free outside these hours. The Herston parking zones are available on the Herston campus parking map (PDF, 297.1 KB).

Pink zone (14P daily restricted)

Traffic sign with text 14P daily restricted, Herston campus, Pink Zone, 1472600

You can park in the pink zone for up to 14 hours and will be charged at a daily rate.

Who can use it: UQ staff and students, excluding motorcycles

Cost: $5 per day

Orange zone (motorcycles)

Traffic sign with text University of Queensland, Orange Zone, 1472003, motorcycle parking casual and permit at all times

Who can use it: everyone parking a motorcycle

Cost: $1 per day

Persons With Disability (PWD)

Traffic sign with wheelchair symbol

Who can use it: Anyone displaying an Australian or Red Disability Parking Permit

Cost: Free

Find out more information about accessible parking.

Service and commercial vehicles

Traffic sign with text loading zone, service and commercial vehicles only, 2 hours max, 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, all other valid permits allowed at other times

Who can use it:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm: any service and commercially registered vehicles¬†
  • Monday to Friday after 6pm: anyone with a valid UQ permit


  • Maximum 2 hours
  • Service and commercial vehicles can also use loading zones (maximum 30 minutes, unless otherwise signed)
  • Construction contractors and sub-contractors cannot use these spaces

Cost: Free

Short-term loading vehicles

Traffic sign showing loading zone, 30 minutes max, at all times

Who can use it: everyone


  • Maximum 30 minutes, including after 6pm and weekends
  • Do not use for collecting or delivering assignments or letters

Cost: Free