Parking policy

Parking at UWS

The purpose of the Western Sydney University Parking and Traffic Policy is to assist the effective management of parking and traffic on all campuses. The policy also informs staff, students, visitors and tenants of the University of their responsibilities when they are on a campus.

In summary, all vehicles parked on Western Sydney University campuses must purchase and display a valid permit. Breaches of the Western Sydney University Parking and Traffic Policy may result in penalties.

Parking is only permitted in established bays, unless otherwise advised by an authorised person. There are several types of parking bays which can be identified by line markings and signage. The bays available and eligible permit types are listed below.

Please note that the Western Sydney University Parking and Traffic Policy applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Parking bays and applicable permit types
Bay ColourEligible Permit Types
GreenShort term bay – 15 minutes maximum parking only. A permit is not required to park in a green bay
YellowGeneral Yellow permit, Pay and Display one day permit, Scratch and Display one day permit, Restricted Orange permit, Communal Blue permit, Dedicated Red permit, White 'HOTSPOT' permit, Gym permit and RMS MPS card
BlueCommunal Blue permit, Restricted Orange permit, Dedicated Red permit, White 'HOTSPOT' permit and RMS MPS card
RedDedicated Red permit (numbered bay on nominated campus only), outside of peak hours* Communal Blue permit and Restricted Orange permit
Red with bollardDedicated Red permit (numbered bay on nominated campus only)

White 

White 'HOTSPOT' permit and White 'POOL VEHICLE' permit - short term parking only for staff to attend meetings (available to senior employees who purchase Dedicated Red or Communal Blue permits, members of the Board of Trustees, Hawkesbury Foundation, Foundation Council and all University pool vehicles)
Disability (RMS)RMS MPS card (disabled bays) as per RMS guidelines
Loading ZoneAs per RMS guidelines
University Pool CarsPool vehicles are only eligible to park in the pool car parking bays on their home campus (i.e. a Parramatta pool car can only park in pool car bays on Parramatta campus). Pool vehicles display White 'POOL VEHICLE' permits which entitle them to park in white 'Hotspot' bays, blue bays and yellow parking bays on any campus.
Western Sydney CarpoolWestern Sydney Carpool permit (issued by Western Sydney Carpool upon successful registration of details)
MotorcycleNo permit required for motorcycles parked in motorcycle bays

* Peak hours at the University are from 5:30am to 5:30pm, 7 days a week.

University Pool Cars

Pool vehicles are only eligible to park in the pool car parking bays on their home campus (i.e. a Parramatta pool car can only park in pool car bays on Parramatta campus). At all other campuses a pool vehicle must park in a bay that corresponds with the permit displayed in the vehicle.