Parking on campus

RMIT provides limited parking on campus. Please see below for permit and casual parking rates and regulations.

Parking is at own risk.

Permit parking

Please see below for permit parking rates:

Permit parking

Campus

2017 annual fee

Annual Executives (including Congestion Levy)

City

$4,281

Annual Staff (including Executives)

Bundoora

$330

Bi-Annual Staff
Semester 1 (January-June)
Semester 2 (July –December)

Bundoora

$180

Annual Student

Bundoora

$220

Bi-Annual Student

Semester 1 (January-June)
Semester 2 (July-December)

Bundoora

$125

Bundoora Student Accommodation – Reserved Parking

Annual Staff
Bi-Annual Staff
Annual Student
Bi-Annual Student

Bundoora



$355
$195
$240
$135

Monthly staff and student permit

Bundoora

$50

Staff and Student

Brunswick

No charge

How to purchase a permit for the Bundoora campus

P​romo details: ​​Purchase an annual or bi annual permit with Easypark and automatically go in the draw to win a $50 voucher each month! You will also be in the running to win a $100 voucher each semester. These will be drawn 31 March and 1 September. Those purchasing an annual permit will go into both draws.

Parking permits for 2017 for staff and students are available for purchase through a EasyPark. Parking permits are required now semester has begun.

You must register using a valid staff or student number for the free Brunswick permit. Please allow up to 48 hours for access to be programmed to your staff or student card. Note that only one vehicle is allowed per staff or student ID, the boom gates will not allow entry of multiple vehicles.

Application instructions:

  1. Register online via EasyPark using your RMIT email address. You will need to create a new password that is eight characters long (this includes one capital letter and one number).
  2. Provide your address and contact details.
  3. Under ‘Apply for permits’ enter your vehicle registration number and continue.
  4. Below you should find parking permit options available to you. Select the permit you require.
  5. Once you have paid, accepted the terms and conditions, and hit ‘apply’ your permit is active.

Please note:

All permits are digitally registered to your vehicle registration. Staff who use more than one car for commuting to work will be able to swap their permit between car registration numbers within the online system on an on-demand basis.

Salary sacrificing will continue to be available to eligible staff and deductions will be made over two pay cycles. The option of salary sacrificing will be made available within the EasyPark system.

General permit information

Bi-annual permits for the period 1/1/17 to 30/6/17 will not be valid from 1 July 2017 onwards and students and staff will need to purchase a second bi-annual permit to use the car park after this date.

Monthly permits are valid for 30 days from purchase date.

Please note the following:

  • There is no refund for virtual permits once purchased.
  • There is no refund available for lost or stolen paper parking permits.
  • Lost or stolen paper permits can only be replaced free of charge if evidence (in the form of a police report or insurance claim form) is provided. Otherwise, the paper permit will only be replaced if an additional fee is paid.
  • Only vehicles with a valid Disabled Parking permit can park in Disabled Parking bays.

Parking at RMIT City campus
Building 91, 110 Victoria Street Carlton: RMIT’s commercial car park is independently managed by GreenCo. RMIT staff and students are entitled to a reduced parking rate for ongoing parking arrangements. Staff members who would like to salary sacrifice their parking arrangement please contact hr.assist@rmit.edu.au. All others who are interested in a permanent parking please contact GreenCo via info@greencoparking.com or 1300 734 959.

2017 Congestion Levy

The State Government's Congestion Levy in 2016 is $1,360 is included in parking rates at the RMIT City campus and is payable by each Executive who utilises an RMIT car park at City campus.

View more information about the Congestion Levy.

Casual parking

Please see below for casual parking rates:

Casual parking

Campus

Full day

Bundoora

$5.50

Half day (four hours)

Bundoora

$4

Hourly

Bundoora

$2

How to pay for casual parking at Bundoora

P​romo details: ​​Purchase your casual parking with the Easypark app and automatically go in the draw to win a $50 voucher each month.

Casual parkers can now pay for parking at Bundoora via the EasyPark app available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. This provides an easy and convenient alternative to parking meters. The system only charges for the actual time spent on campus. Please note, a service fee may apply.

Casual parking tickets can also be obtained from parking meters throughout the car park and must be displayed on the dashboard. If a ticket machine is out of order, users are responsible to find an alternate machine.

Parking at City campus
Building 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton: RMIT’s commercial car park is independently managed by GreenCo. Casual rates are available including early bird and night parking options. GreenCo can be contacted via 1300 734 959.

Motorcycle parking

City

Motorcycle parking is available for RMIT students and staff in Building 91 car park on City campus (110 Victoria Street). The car park is open from 6am to 10pm.

Approximately 50 bays have been allocated across all levels of the car park. For bay locations, please see the Building 91 car park map (PDF, 1.6MB, 9p) – bays are indicated by green shading within the map.

No fee will be charged, but in order to use the car park, motorcycle users will need to register for a permit via the Easypark app system. See below for instructions.

Brunswick

There are eight in-ground hoops in the motorcycle parking area near Building 514. Please bring your own lock/chain to secure your motorcycle to the in-ground hoops.

No fee will be charged, but motorcycle users will need to register for a permit via the Easypark system. See below for instructions.

Bundoora

Bundoora West: the existing motorcycle parking area outside Building 210 has been expanded to include 23 bays with in-ground hoops. Please bring your own lock/chain to secure your motorcycle to the in-ground hoops.

Bundoora East: a motorcycle cage (with 18 bays with in-ground locks) has been installed outside Building 253. Please bring your own lock/chain to secure your motorcycle to the in-ground hoops. Please register for swipe card access.

No fee will be charged, but motorcycle users will need to register for a motorcycle permit via the Easypark system. See below for instructions.

How to register for a motorcycle permit

  1. Register online via EasyPark using your RMIT email address. You will need to create a new password that is eight characters long (this includes one capital letter and one number).
  2. Provide your address and contact details.
  3. Under ‘Apply for permits’ enter your vehicle registration number and continue.
  4. Below you should find parking permit options available to you. Select the permit you require - either ‘Annual Student and Staff Motorcycle Permit’ or ‘Bi-Annual Student and Staff Motorcycle Permit’
  5. Once you accept the terms and conditions and select ‘apply’, your permit will be active until the end of 2017.

Visitor/contractor parking

Visitor parking at City campus

Due to the limited number of parking bays on the City campus, parking is only available in exceptional circumstances. Applications need to be made to RMIT Campus Safety and Security in order for a virtual permit to be issued. Bays are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Generally, it is recommended that staff refer guests to public car parking opportunities, such as RMIT’s commercial car park at Building 91. Alternatively RMIT staff can invite their guests to seek reimbursement for relevant parking costs by submitting their receipts to the relevant University department or School.

Staff who visit the City campus from other campuses for an ad-hoc work requirement only, may book a Visitor Car Park at Building 94. Limited visitor parking bays are available and provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are not for regular use. The following procedures apply:

Note that a valid permit at Brunswick or Bundoora permit does not entitle a staff member to City campus parking.

Parking for staff visiting City campus procedures

Instructions and information regarding visitor bay bookings

Contractor parking at City campus

There is generally no parking available on the City campus for contractors.

Temporary parking arrangements can be made for contractors who are required to bring the following materials onto the University premises:

  • materials that require specialist unloading
  • heavy equipment
  • fragile materials
  • gas bottles.

Once the materials have been off-loaded or collected, the vehicle must be parked off-site.

Visitor/contractor parking at Bundoora campus

Temporary virtual parking permits may be issued by RMIT Security (Bundoora) to:

  • staff based at City or Brunswick campus who are required to attend meetings or work at Bundoora on an ad-hoc basis
  • external visitors to the campus if pre-arranged by the School
  • contractors only if attending occasionally and if pre-arranged

If visitors are at Bundoora campus for more than two consecutive days (or on a consistent basis (e.g. weekly), they are required to make their own parking arrangements.

For a virtual permit to be issued, the following information is required:

  • Guest’s vehicle registration number
  • Contact details
  • Email address
  • Reason for the visit.

A temporary virtual parking permit will be issued by RMIT Security for a single day or specific hours and only in exceptional circumstances will ongoing parking arrangements be available.

Share cars at Bundoora

Two cars, managed by GreenSha are now available for rent per hour, day or longer, at Bundoora campus.

The cars, Hyundai i30s, are located near to the tennis courts, near Bundoora West Student Accommodation, and are available to both students and staff.

Visit GreenShareCar for more information on how to sign up, and what rates are charged. RMIT students and staff are not charged a membership or joining fee.

Parking equipment failure

Should you observe that a boom gate, roller shutter door, ticket machine or any other item of parking equipment at a parking area/garage is defective, please report this immediately to the Service Desk.

Disabled parking

Bundoora and Brunswick campuses

Only vehicles with a valid council issued disability parking permit can park in disabled parking bays. To apply please contact your local council.

For temporary access to park in a disabled parking bay contact RMIT Campus Safety and Security on your campus.

City campus

Disabled staff with limited mobility – including staff recovering from an illness or operation – need to apply to the City of Melbourne for a Disabled Workers Parking Permit which allows special parking privileges in the city.

View City of Melbourne Parking Information and download an application form.


Bicycle parking and other transport options

Bicycle parking

Please see the Bicycle Information Hub web page for details on secure bike parking across all campuses.

Staff and students may take the opportunity to consider commuting to RMIT in other ways.

Action 8.1.2 in the RMIT Sustainability Action Plan (PDF 845KB) seeks to encourage staff to travel to work via public transport.

RMIT offers discounted Myki cards to those taking public transport, through the Commuter Club.

Parking fines

Motorists will are be issued with a Parking Infringement Notice (PIN) / Fine if they are non-compliant. Parking between the hours of 8am and 4pm on weekdays requires motorists to purchase a long or short-term parking permit.

RMIT is an Enforcement Agency and an Authorised Officer may issue PIN’s in line with the following Acts.

  • s35 and s61 RMIT Act 2010 (Vic)
  • s90K (g),(i), (iii) and (v) Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)
  • s13 Infringements Act 2006 (Vic)
  • Rule 8 Infringements (Reporting and Prescribed Details and Forms) Regulations 2006 (Vic).
  • Penalties are set by the Victorian Government under s87(3) of the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic).

The current parking fines are as follows:

  • Band 1 2017 Parking Fine: $31
  • Band 2 2017 Parking Fine: $93
  • Band 3 20117 Parking Fine $155.

Reasons why a PIN may be withdrawn

If an appeal to a PIN is lodged the fine may be waived for the following reasons only:

  • Financial hardship. If evidence provided support a claim that payment of this infringement notice will result in financial hardship such as shortage of funds for family care.
  • Medical emergency – an injury/illness posing an immediate risk to a person’s life or long-term health.
  • A mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness.
  • A serious addiction to drugs or alcohol.
  • A vehicle breakdown requiring road assistance or towing.
  • Evidence they have purchased a permit but failed to switch vehicle registration numbers. This reason will only be considered on one occasion.
  • PIN was not issued correctly or in non-conformance with the Road Safety Act 2006.

Verifiable independent documentation is required as proof for unexpected circumstances and no exceptions are made for individuals to ensure everyone is treated fairly.

Reasons why a PIN will not be waived by Property Services

The following circumstances are not considered valid for the waiving of a parking infringement notice:

  • Re-feeding a parking meter/virtual parking has run out.
  • Being new to or unfamiliar with the RMIT campus or a particular road rule.
  • Classes or meetings running overtime.
  • Running only a few minutes late.
  • A parking ticket face down or blown off the dashboard.
  • Not noticing or misreading a parking sign.
  • Running out of petrol, or experiencing vehicle issues that did not require repair/towing.

Important: Students are reminded that all parking costs are a part of the RMIT University 2016 Schedule of Fees. Failure to pay a parking fine has the same consequence as the non-payment of any other student fee.

Parking enquiries

All enquiries regarding parking should be directed to RMIT Parking at parking@rmit.edu.au.