When can I apply for a new 2023 permit?
You can apply online for vPermits for 2023 from 3 January 2023.
I logged in to vPermit to purchase a new one for 2023, but there are no permit options available, why?
Permits for 2023 will be available in the vPermit system from 3 January 2023.
Why are the 2023 parking fees changing?
Parking fees are reviewed annually and prices typically increase each year in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). We recognise the impact the current cost of living is having on our students and staff which is why we have not increased fees in line with CPI this year. Fee increases are less than half of CPI
What are the 2023 parking fees?
When do the 2023 parking fees come into effect?
The 2023 parking fees will come into effect from 3 January 2023.
How are parking fees determined?
La Trobe University reviews all fees and charges annually as part of the annual budget process. This review includes parking, alongside services requiring improvements. In addition, during annual reviews, parking services are benchmarked against other providers and other similar Universities.
The University is committed to providing a safe and accessible University community by continuing to improve its facilities, infrastructure and services. Parking fees are reinvested back into the University and enable us to improve our facilities, pathways, safety, lighting, transport and infrastructure on campus and to continue to deliver initiatives such as such the Uni-Safe service.
Where does the money go?
Some recent and important safety improvements at the Melbourne Campus include:
- Installing 164 new light poles and 260 new lights in residential areas, car parks and central campus locations to improve safety after dark.
- Constructing a new pathway with LED lighting, CCTV and duress buttons on the western side of the campus, to provide safer and easier access along Car Parks 1 and 2.
- Building a new pedestrian pathway with lighting to improve access to and from the main campus and the Sports Park. This also included installing a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights on Kingsbury Drive.
When was the last time parking prices went up?
Parking fees are reviewed annually and prices typically increase each year in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The last time parking fees were increased was in 2022. There were no parking fee increases in 2021.
Will parking fees increase again?
Parking fees will continue to be reviewed annually and may be subject to an annual adjustment in excess of CPI.
Are parking permit refunds offered if I’m affected by COVID-19 related impacts?
La Trobe University has a range of parking options and payment methods for staff and students no matter how frequent you park, and COVID-19 related impacts (such as isolation requirements or working/studying from home) should be factored in when deciding which type of permit is right for you.
Salary deducted vPermits
Do I need to reapply for a salary deducted vPermit if I had one in 2022?
No, salary deducted vPermits automatically roll over and the new fees are available online.
I’m a staff member and have applied for a salary deducted vPermit for 2023, when will I notice the deduction in my pay?
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.
The first salary deduction for 2023 will take place on 11 January 2023 and will cover parking fees from 4 to 18 January 2023 (inclusive).
When will the first salary deduction for 2023 take place?
No. The first salary deduction for 2023 will take place on 11 January 2023 and will cover parking fees from 4 to 18 January 2023 (inclusive).
I cancelled my vPermit last year, what do I need to do?
If you cancelled your vPermit yourself (i.e it wasn’t cancelled for you by the University) and intend to park at the Melbourne or Bendigo Campuses, you will need to apply for a new vPermit for 2023, or use the casual parking options available. To apply for a new vPermit, log into your account. You can reset your password if you’ve forgotten it. For more information on casual parking options at your campus, visit Transport Central.
Changes to Red Reserved permits in Bendigo
What is different about Red Reserved parking permits at the Bendigo Campus in 2023?
There are no longer Red Reserved parking permits, just Red permits. They are close and accessible to buildings, and are no longer allocated to individual users, but available to purchase by any LTU staff member.
How do I purchase a new Bendigo Campus Red permit for 2023?
You can apply online for all 2023 vPermits, including Red permits, from 3 January 2023. Visit Transport Central to apply for your permit.
- Previous vPermit users: If you previously had a vPermit, your permit will roll over, you do not need to reapply.
- New vPermit users: Register your information at VPermit. Once registered, apply for your vPermit.