Choose which way you prefer to pay for parking
Current Western Sydney University staff can choose to either purchase a permit by salary sacrifice (if eligible), upfront, or by purchasing a ‘pay and display’ one-day permit from a parking machine.
Consider the following before deciding which option will work best for you:
- how often you drive to university
- which campuses you will be visiting
- what days/times you intend to park on campus
- your budget
- if you are travelling by car or motorcycle/scooter
Salary sacrifice/salary deduction
Ongoing staff, or those on a fixed-term contract of six months or more, have the option to apply for an annual parking permit (opens in a new window) in equal fortnightly instalments by salary sacrifice (before tax) or salary deduction (after tax). Salary sacrifice/salary deduction payments are debited directly from your fortnightly pay.
|Permit type||Fortnightly deduction|
|Annual General Yellow parking permit||$7.74|
|Annual Communal Blue parking permit||$11.58|
|Dedicated Red parking permit||$29.82|
|Dedicated Red with bollard parking permit||$33.85|
Purchasing a parking permit upfront
To buy an annual or half-year permit upfront, head online and register via our secure portal (opens in a new window). Once purchased, print your tax invoice and display it on your vehicle dashboard. You will receive your permit within 15 working days.
January to June half-year permits become available for purchase in January and are valid to 30 June of the same year.
July to December half-year permits become available for purchase in June and are valid to 31 December of the same year.
Annual permits can be purchased at any time; however, the expiry will remain as 31 December.
Rates - January to December 2023
General Yellow permits allow you to park in yellow bays only. Please note: there are no yellow bays at Parramatta South campus.
Communal Blue bays are usually closer to buildings than yellow bays. A Communal Blue parking permit allows the permit holder to park in a blue or yellow parking bay. You may also park in red bays outside of peak hours (5:30pm to 5:30am, 7 days)
Blue and yellow
A Restricted Orange permit allows the permit holder to park in yellow, blue, and red bays - outside of peak hours only (5:30pm to 5:30am, 7 days). Fines apply for parking with a Restricted Orange permit during peak hours.
Yellow, blue and red
Dedicated Red parking permits are in high demand and are only available via application.
A Dedicated Red permit allows you to park in the numbered red bay assigned to you, on your nominated campus. It also allows you to park in a blue or yellow parking bay on other campuses.
The purchase of a Dedicated Red parking permit guarantees you a parking bay during peak hours (5:30am – 5:30pm). Outside of peak hours (5:30pm - 5:30am) red parking bays are available to Communal Blue and Restricted Orange permit holders.
Only the purchase of a Dedicated Red with bollard permit guarantees the permit holder a parking bay 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To buy a Dedicated Red parking permit (with or without a bollard), first apply for an approval code. Approval codes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
If a red bay is not available, eligible applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified via email as bays become available.
Your dedicated red bay,
Red with bollard
Your dedicated red bay,
Purchasing a daily permit
‘Pay and display’ one-day parking permits are available from the permit machines in our parking areas and are valid for the day of purchase.
Parking machines accept credit/debit cards and cash (coins only).
Ensure that the printed one-day permit is clearly displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle to avoid a fine.
|Campus||Bay Colour||Daily Rate|
|Parramatta South ( PDF, 1251.24 KB) (opens in a new window)||Blue||$9|
|Parramatta North ( PDF, 1251.24 KB) (opens in a new window)||Yellow||$7|
|Campbelltown (PDF, 771.2 KB)(opens in a new window)||Yellow||$7|
|Hawkesbury (PDF, 487.31 KB) (opens in a new window)||Yellow||$7|
|Penrith (PDF, 360.4 KB) (opens in a new window)||Yellow||$7|
Looking for information about other campuses? Visit Our Campuses page to find out about the different ways you can get to uni.