Fees and Permits
|Permit types1||Yearly (2020)||Salary deduction |
(fortnightly ongoing 2020)2
|Half yearly3 (2020)|
|Residential (students living on residence)|
Not valid in P24
|Residential P24 The Units (students living on residence)||$70.81||-||$35.41|
|Permit types||Pay-by-Plate ticket machine permits (2020)||CelloPark Pay-As-You-Go/PAYG (2020)|
|General bays only||$2.10 daily||$2.10 daily|
|Other permits||2020 fees|
|Pre-purchased daily vouchers - general bays only5||$6 daily|
Terms and Conditions
1 See car park map [PDF 338KB] for locations of permit types. Bendigo permits are not valid for parking at Melbourne Campus. Melbourne permits are valid for parking at Bendigo Campus in the white general parking bays only.
2If you are a part-time or full-time staff member, you are eligible to purchase your permit through salary deduction. Permits purchased through salary deduction will be ongoing with no need for renewal and will discontinue when you cancel them. Annual fee increases to permits will automatically be applied to the fortnightly amount deducted. You will be notified in advance of the annual fee increase, giving you enough time to cancel if you chose to. When purchasing a permit through salary deduction, the first deduction will be for a full fortnight i.e. the first deduction will not be pro-rated even if the permit is purchased towards the end of the current pay period. However, if the permit is cancelled at a later stage, the pay period in which the permit is cancelled will not be charged.
3 A half yearly permit for the periods of the 1/01/2020 – 30/06/2020 and 1/07/2020 - 31/12/2020 will be available for purchase from the first day of each respective period. Both periods will be charged at the same rate.
4 If you hold a valid disability parking permit, you can park in the available disabled spaces and must display the permit.
5 Vouchers can only be pre-purchased by College / Central Administrative / Research areas for business purposes and are not to be used as a substitute for a staff member's personal parking use. Vouchers are valid in 'General' bays only on the Bendigo campus. Vouchers are available in packs of 20.
New Ticketless Parking System - Frequently Asked Questions
When does the new parking system come into effect?
The new ticketless parking system will come into effect from 1 January 2020. From this date, you will need to pay for parking at the Bendigo Campus (Monday to Friday, 8am-4:30pm) using the new ticketless parking system (vPermit, CellOPark or Pay-by-Plate).
If you hold a 2019 Bendigo parking permit, this will remain valid until 29 February 2020. After this date, you will need to hold a valid 2020 vPermit. You can purchase your new vPermit any time from 1 January 2020. Please allow yourself time to obtain your new parking permit to avoid potential parking infringements being issued.
I need to transition from a 2019 permit to a 2020 permit – when should I do this?
If you currently hold a 2019 Bendigo parking permit, this will remain valid until 29 February 2020. After this date, you will need to hold a valid 2020 vPermit. vPermits are available for purchase any time from 1 January 2020 and are activated immediately after purchase.
I don’t have a 2019 permit but need to purchase a 2020 permit – when do I need to do this?
vPermits are available for purchase any time from 1 January 2020 and are activated immediately after purchase.
If you do not currently hold a 2019 permit (with an expiry date of 29 February 2020), you will need to ensure you have a valid vPermit from the moment you need to park on Campus. Alternatively, you can pay for parking using CellOPark Pay-As-You-Go or Pay-by-Plate Meters.
What types of permits will be available?
Bendigo vPermits are available as the following options:
- Reserved – available to staff, valid only in designated bays.
- General – available to staff, valid in general bays only
- Residential - available to students living on residence only
- Yellow Service Permits – Valid in yellow inner-campus service bays (Contractor Permits only)
How long are vPermits valid for?
Annual and 6 month permits are available for staff and students.
Note that full year permits are valid from 01 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER and half year permits are valid 01 JANUARY - 30 JUNE or 1 JULY to 31 DECEMBER. Check start/end dates carefully before purchasing.
I have a 2019 permit and will be moving to a 2020 vPermit – what does this mean for my salary deduction?
In 2019, permit holders may have opted to have their parking fee deducted from their salary. This was done twice per year. With the new vPermit system, part-time and full-time staff can choose to have their permit fee deducted from their salary on a fortnightly basis. Salary deduction can be set up when you register for a vPermit. Alternatively, you can pay via Credit/Debit card. For more information on how to pay for vPermit, visit the vPermit section in our Frequently Asked Questions.
What will happen to the ticket machines on campus?
New Pay-by-Plate ticket machines have already been installed in Car Parks 1, 2 and 9. Use these machines if you are using the Pay-by-Plate ticketless parking option. All other ticket machines will be phased out by mid-2020.
What are the 2020 parking fees for Bendigo?
Bendigo fees will have a 1.3% CPI increase in 2020. La Trobe University reviews all fees and charges annually as part of the annual budget process, including parking fees. Parking fees are reinvested back into the University to improve facilities, pathways, safety, lighting, transport and infrastructure on campus.
The fees are listed at the top of this webpage.
If my 2019 parking permit expires on 29 February and the new vPermit is valid from 1 January 2020, aren’t I paying for two permits at once?
No. The 2019 permits were valid from 1 January 2020 – 29 February 2029 (i.e. 14 months), however you were only charged for 12 months. (i.e. Jan -Dec 2019). Depending on when you transition from a 2019 permit to a 2020 vPermit, you may have an overlap in permits but you will not be paying for two different permit types at once.