Melbourne parking

COVID-19 Update - Parking fees and permit refunds

Refunds are being offered on yearly and half-yearly parking permits. Parking remains free of charge at the Melbourne and Bendigo Campuses for the remainder of 2021.

All you need to know about parking at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.

At La Trobe, we have a range of permit and payment options no matter how frequent you park. All options are ticketless which means you don’t need to display a ticket.

All car parking spaces on the Melbourne Campus require a valid car parking permit Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm. Outside of these hours, parking is free.

Permit Parking

vPermits or virtual permits are recommended for full-time and part-time staff and students parking regularly.

Annual and 6 month permits are available for students.

Annual, 6 month and 90 day permits are available for staff

Visit vPermit for more information and how to apply.

Casual Parking

For hourly or daily parking, pay-as-you-go using our ticketless parking options. These are suited to staff, students or visitors parking casually.

CellOPark Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) is an easy alternative to parking meters which allows you to pay via an app, phone or online - only pay for the time you park.

Pay-by-Plate parking meters are a ticketless system using your vehicle registration - pay hourly or daily.

Parking for people with a disability

All car parks have spaces available for people with a disability. To use a parking bay reserved for people with disabilities, a valid parking permit for people with a disability must be displayed.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycle parking is free in areas reserved for motorcycles in Car Park 3 and the Visitor's Car Park.

Motorcycles may also be parked in any general (white) car parking bays with the purchase of a valid parking permit.

Bicycle Parking

There are a number of facilities and options for bicycle parking and storage.

Visit Transport Central - Cycling for more information.

Carpooling and car sharing

Carpooling and car share schemes are a simple, cheap and convenient way of getting to uni.

Visit carpooling and car share schemes for more information.

Service Permit Applications

The University issues service parking permits to externally based service contractors who require access to car parking spaces to undertake services as engaged by the University. Service permits are available through vPermit.

Pre-Purchased Parking Vouchers

Colleges, Central Administration and Research staff can pre-purchase daily parking vouchers for visitors. These vouchers are valid for one day only within 'White' bays on the Melbourne campus and 'General' bays on the Bendigo campus. They are for business purposes only and are not for staff member's personal use.

How to purchase

Requests for pre-paid vouchers must be lodged via ARCHIBUS

  • Click Create Request
  • Check Requestor details are correct
  • In Description enter the number of voucher books required (Vouchers can only be purchased in books of 20)
  • Select Priority ROUTINE
  • Enter cost centre and fund details
  • Click on Submit to lodge request

A valid Cost Centre will be required to complete the transaction. Staff submitting requests agree that they are authorised to pre-purchase the permits on behalf of the nominated cost centre.

An email notification will be sent as soon as the request has been accepted. A further email will be sent when the vouchers are ready for collection.

Melbourne Campus vouchers can be collected from the Infrastructure and Operations Service Desk, CS1 (opposite car park 6).

Parking Fees

For more information on parking fees for any of our permit or casual parking options, visit Fees and Permits.

Car Parking locations

There are over 7,000 car parks spaces available at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus. Please refer to this map for parking locations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information on parking at the Melbourne Campus, read our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with us below.

Contact Us

Infrastructure and Operations
T: (03) 9479 2017