Parking at Western Sydney University

Carpark at UWS

Westmead parking announcement

Due to the development works on the Western Sydney University Westmead campus, commencing 1 January 2016, there will no parking available on Westmead campus.

Summer parking arrangement

This Summer (30 November 2015 to 3 February 2016), students and staff with a valid General Yellow parking permit can park in blue bays on any campus. All other parking restrictions apply.


  • Due to system updates, parking permits will not be available for purchase online between 14 December 2015 and 31 December 2015. Pay and Display one day parking permits will still be available in campus carparks.
  • The Western Sydney University 2016 parking permits will be available for purchase from the iPay system from 1 January 2016. These permits are valid for use from the date of purchase.
  • Staff who salary sacrifice/salary deduct their permit fees will be automatically issued their permits in December 2015. These permits will be issued to the address listed on your permit record, not your Staff Online record. Please ensure your address is up to date by completing the Change of Parking Permits Details Form.

Western Sydney University campuses are restricted parking areas. When on campus you must park in accordance with the Western Sydney University Parking and Traffic Policy. This includes displaying a valid parking permit on the front windscreen of your vehicle and parking in the correct bay for your permit.

Western Sydney University operates a paid parking system on all campuses, with the exception of Nirimba Education Precinct (Blacktown campus), which is governed by a community title.

One day parking permits

Pay and Display one day parking permits

Pay and Display one day parking permits are available from the permit machines in the parking areas of each campus (refer to Parking maps for exact locations of the permit machines). Permit machines accept cash (coins only) and credit cards and allow you to park in yellow bays at all campuses with the exception of Parramatta South where a Pay and Display permit entitles the holder to park in a blue bay.

Scratch and Display one day parking permits

Scratch and Display one day parking permits are available for University divisions, units and schools to purchase in multiples of 10. Scratch and Display permits entitle the holder to park in yellow parking bays only, except on Parramatta South campus where a Scratch and Display one day parking permit will entitle the holder to park in a blue bay.

Requests for Scratch and Display one day parking permits must be submitted by completing the Scratch and Display One Day Parking Permit Order Form.

Annual and half year parking permits

Annual parking permits are valid up to 31 December of the year of purchase. Half year parking permits are valid from 1 January to 30 June or 1 July to 31 December of the year of purchase.

To find a permit that suits your needs and for information on how to purchase annual or half year parking permits please visit the Parking permits and Purchasing permits webpages.

Note: Only General Yellow, Restricted Orange and Communal Blue permits can be purchased as half year permits. Dedicated Red permits are only available for purchase as an annual permit.

Parking at Western Sydney University campuses

Western Sydney University endeavours to provide sufficient parking bays on all campuses, however, the purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking bay. If you are unable to locate a parking bay on campus please contact the on-site security office for assistance.

Western Sydney University assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of vehicles or their contents while driven or parked on our campuses. Please refer to the Western Sydney Univesity Parking and Traffic Policy for further details.

Pedestrians have the right of way at all times at Western Sydney University. Vehicles are restricted to 40 km/hr on our campuses. Traffic signage must be obeyed while driving on our campuses.

Australian Road Rules (opens in a new window) apply when driving on Western Sydney University roads.

Alternatives to parking on campus

At the beginning of each teaching period demand for parking on some campuses is expected to exceed availability. Drivers are encouraged to explore other options for travelling to the University (i.e. bus or train) or allow extra time for locating available parking.

Full details on alternatives to parking are available on the Getting to Uni webpage.

Contact us

For further enquiries relating to parking at Western Sydney University, please contact our parking team on the following details:

Parking Compliance
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751
phone: 1800 622 362