Free parking on all campuses 1 April – 30 June 2020

If you're required to attend campus from 1 April, you can park for free in any casual zone. Restricted areas remain the same — parking is not permitted in clinic patient bays and other reserved areas as signed. Check the parking map for parking locations.

Permit holders can park in permit areas for free. Any salary deductions for permits will automatically stop until further notice. You'll see this change in your pay from the week ending 10 April.

Permits are required to park in many areas on UQ campuses and sites.

Please be advised the pre-paid, part-time and off-peak permits are only available until 31 March 2020. Changes to parking permits are currently under review and awaiting approval from the VC, after which time, the changes will be communicated to all affected staff.

Select the relevant permit type below to check whether you’re eligible for it and how much it costs. Many permits are for staff only, but some permits are available to students and visitors. Some permit types are only used at certain campuses.

To see the location of parking zones where permits are required, check the UQ parking maps. Permit parking zones are marked by signs on campus.

Motorcycles and scooters must park in designated motorcycle areas at all times.

You are responsible for making sure the vehicle you are driving to campus is active on your permit. Log into vPermit online or through the app to change your active vehicle.

Students

Students can purchase motorcycle permits to park in orange motorcycle zones. Students are not able to register for any other permits.

Orange zone (motorcycle)

Staff, students and visitors who ride a motorcycle can park in the Orange zone. You can pre-purchase your parking for the year by getting a motorcycle parking permit. Alternatively, you can park your motorcycle in orange zones and pay casually on a daily basis.

Cost:

  • $260 annually

Off-peak permit

Off-peak permits can be purchased by staff and visitors, and are valid from 3.45pm to 8am in these St Lucia casual parking zones:

  • Blue zone (14P daily)
  • Red zone (14P hourly)
  • Grey zone (14P hourly capped)
  • Yellow zone (1 1/2P).

Cost: $130

UQ staff permits

UQ staff includes commercial tenants, affiliated staff and contractors.

St Lucia

You can use this permit to park at St Lucia in P3 Multi-level carpark (98B), P4 Multi-level carpark (98A) carpark, P11 Conifer Knoll carpark (98D).

After 5pm, St Lucia staff permit holders can park in:

  • Blue (14P daily)
  • Red (14P hourly)
  • Yellow (1 1/2 hours)
  • Pink zones (14P restricted daily).

St Lucia permits are valid at Long Pocket in the blue zones and at Gatton in the red zones. Herston permit holders can park at St Lucia in the staff permit zones at any time.

Part-time permits are only valid on the nominated active permit days.

Herston

Oral Health Centre (OHC) at Herston is boom gate controlled. Once your application is approved and you have paid for your permit, PF Assist will organise access.

Herston staff permit holders can park in the Oral Health Centre carpark at Herston and can park at St Lucia in the staff permit zones at any time.

After 5pm, Herston staff permit holders can park in:

  • Blue (14P daily)
  • Red (14P hourly)
  • Yellow (1 1/2 hours).

Gatton

Gatton undercover permits must be paid at the Gatton cashier. A bay number will be allocated during the payment process. Submit an online application via vPermit before visiting the cashier.

To ensure your undercover bay is not used improperly, the barrier gate for your bay can be locked in the down position. You must supply the padlock to keep it in place.

Undercover UQ Staff permit

You can use your undercover staff permit to park at Gatton in the Blue zone (8162 A, B, C, D and E). This permit costs $100 per semester full-time.

Standard UQ Staff permit

You can use a standard staff zones permit to park at Gatton in the Red zone (staff). This permit is free.

Long Pocket

Parking at Long Pocket is free. You need a specific permit to park in the permit parking areas:

  • Blue zone (staff): Long Pocket UQ Staff Permit
  • Pink zone (commuter): Long Pocket commuter permit.

The commuter permit is for UQ staff or students who want to park for free at Long Pocket and then commute to St Lucia campus.

Both permits are free.

PACE

PACE parking zones are boom gate controlled. PF Assist will organise access once the permit application and payment is complete.

Permits at multiple campuses

Staff are only allowed to hold one permit. These rules apply to staff using permits on multiple campuses:

  • PACE permits are valid at St Lucia, so if you work on both sites, choose a PACE permit to park at both PACE and St Lucia.
  • Herston permits are valid at St Lucia campus, so if you work on both sites, choose a Herston permit to park at both Herston and St Lucia.
  • All staff permits are valid at Gatton campus and Long Pocket site.
  • Part-time permits are only valid at Gatton campus and Long Pocket site for the nominated active permit days. To park on other weekdays, use the general parking areas (coloured green on the Gatton campus parking map (PDF, 482.8 KB) and blue on the Long Pocket parking map (PDF, 91.6 KB)).

UQ Staff permit costs

You can purchase a UQ Staff permit full-time, meaning 5 days a week, or part-time for a set number of days per fortnight.

Permits can be paid upfront, or through salary packaging if you are a continuing or fixed term. Casual staff can't pay through salary packaging.

Permit type Fortnightly fee Annual fee
Full-time $50 $1300
2 days per fortnight $10 $260
4 days per fortnight $20 $520
6 days per fortnight $30 $780
8 days per fortnight $40 $1040

UQ Executive Staff – St Lucia

Senate members requiring a Chancellery permit are approved by the UQ Senate Secretary.

Queensland Bioscience Precinct is boom gate controlled. Once your application is approved and you have paid for your permit, PF Assist will organise access.

Chancellery permit

Chancellery permits are available for members of the Senior Executive and UQ Senate. You can use this permit to park in:

  • Chancellery carpark
  • Blue zone (14P daily)
  • Red zone (14P hourly)
  • Yellow zone (1 1/2P).

Cost:

  • $50 per fortnight
  • $1300 per year.

Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP) permit

QBP permits are for members of the Executive and approved people from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience. You can use this permit to park in the Green zone (Queensland Bioscience Precinct) at St Lucia.

Cost:

  • $50 per fortnight
  • $1300 per year.

UQ Corporate Partners - St Lucia

Partners must be approved by Chief Operating Officer.

Queensland Bioscience Precinct is boom gate controlled. Once your application is approved and you have paid for your permit, PF Assist will organise access.

If you hold a UQ Corporate Partner permit, you can park at St Lucia in the Green zone:

  • Conifer Knoll (P11)
  • Queensland Bioscience Precinct.

The annual fee for a UQ Corporate Partner permit is $1500.

Honorary, Adjunct and Emeritus Professors – St Lucia

Honorary, Adjunct and Emeritus Professors can get a Free of Charge permit during their appointment. Where an appointment is for a limited term, the Free of Charge Permit is valid only for the term of that appointment.

Holders of a Free of Charge permit can park in the Green zone:

  • P3 and P4 multi-level carparks
  • Conifer Knoll (P11 carpark level 1 and 2).

This permit is not valid for Visiting Fellows or Honorary Research Appointees.

UQ decal and plated vehicles

UQ decaled vehicles are vehicles that have the UQ logo on them and are owned by UQ. Not all fleet vehicles are decaled vehicles. They can park at any UQ site in set bays. No permit is needed.

St Lucia

  • Service and commercial bays
  • Loading zones
  • Blue zone (14P daily)
  • Restricted zones
  • Conifer Knoll (P11 carpark, level 2).

Herston

  • Service and commercial bays
  • Restricted zones.

UQ vehicles used for private use must have a valid staff permit.

UQ GoGet car sharing vehicles are registered with Transport Systems and have the same parking privileges as UQ decaled vehicles.