Parking on campus

Learn more about the public parking options available to you on campus.

RMIT provides limited parking on campus. Parking is at own risk and sustainable transport methods are encouraged by action 8.1.2 in the RMIT Sustainability Action Plan (PDF 845KB)

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

Parking on City campus

Car parking

RMIT’s commercial car park in Building 91 (110 Victoria Street) is independently managed by Care Park. Care Park can be contacted at cpsales@carepark.com.au or 03 9682 1733.

Car park is open daily 6:30am to 10:00pm.

If you prefer the flexibility of street parking, the City of Melbourne offers more than 3000 parking bays throughout the central business district. Please be aware that these parking bays are subject to enforced parking restrictions.

Parking fees 

Hours Public Rate
0 mins - 1 hr $12.00
1 - 2 hrs $20.00
2 - 3 hrs $28.00
3 - 4 hrs $32.00
4 - 5 hrs $40.00
5 - 6 hrs $50.00
Daily Max $50.00
Early Bird Rate $18.00
Entry/Exit Enter between 6.30 - 10.00am
Exit between 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Evening/Night rate $10.00
Entry/Exit Enter after 4pm, exit before close
Weekend parking all day $8.00

Convenient weekend parking in the city

The Building 91 car park on Cardigan Street (CarePark) is now open on weekends for a daily flat rate of $8 until 10pm.

The car park is accessible to staff, students and the general public and is a quick walk to both the Lygon Street dining precinct and the CBD.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle parking is now 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 system.

How to register:

  1. Register online with 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 is active.

Bicycle parking

If you cycle to campus secure bike parking facilities are available at the following locations:

  • Building 51 basement car park, 80-92 Victoria Street, Carlton (with showers and changing rooms).
  • Building 80 (Swanston Academic Building), Level 1, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne (with showers, changing rooms and lockers).
  • Building 100 (Design Hub), Basement, 150 Victoria Street.

To gain access to these facilities using your student card please raise a service now request selecting the "Additional Access" option in the type of access information field. Please add details of which bike hub you are requesting access along with the serial number on the back of your student card. Once your application is processed, Campus Security Services will send you a notification detailing the outcomes of your request.

Important: bikes are not allowed inside RMIT buildings except to access bike parking facilities. During this transit cyclists must dismount.

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Accessible parking

RMIT doesn't have any designated DDA parking facilities at the City campus. However, there are numerous street parking options available which require a Council-issued parking permit.

We recommend that, if eligible, you apply for a City Access Permit.

Parking on Bundoora campus

Permit parking

Please note the following:

  • vehicle registration numbers will be used to verify that a vehicle can park on campus. Students who use more than one car for commuting to university will be able to swap their virtual permit between vehicle registration numbers using the online system on an on-demand basis.
  • 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 local council issued disability parking permit can park in disabled parking bays.
Permit parking Fee (2021)
Annual student $242
Bi-annual student*
Semester 1 (January-June)
Semester 2 (July-December)
$137.50
Monthly $55

*A bi-annual permit for the period 1 January to 30 June will not be valid from 1 July onwards and you will need to purchase a second bi-annual permit to use the car park after this date.

Application instructions

  1. Register online via EasyPark, providing your RMIT email address. You will need to create a new password which is eight characters long and must include 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.

Casual parking

EasyPark app

Casual parkers can pay for parking via the free EasyPark app which is available to download on iTunes and Google Play and only charges for the actual time spent on campus. Service fees may apply.

Easypark app instructions

Click here for Easypark app video instructions 


Casual parking tickets

Ticket Machine Instructions

The pay and display ticket machines at Bundoora campus are being replaced with a pay by plate – a digital and more sustainable solution. This means no more printouts to display on your dashboard, you simply punch in your registration number at the ticket machine instead.

The machines will be installed at Bundoora West in time for the start of Semester 2 and Bundoora East in early September

Ticket machines are located around campus. For locations please see this map (PDF).

The Pay buy Plate meters accept:

  • Credit card (tap and go and insert card options)
  • Coins

Using the ticket machine

1. Enter license plate number ensuring that you type in the correct license plate number to avoid a fine

2. Upon entering the license plate number, you will be asked to select payment method

Credit Card Payment

  • If paying by credit card, you will be asked to select your payment time
  • After selecting the payment time, you will be prompted to present your credit card
  • On completion, the ticket expiry time is shown for your reference

Coin Payment

  • After selecting the coin option, you will be asked to select your payment time
  • The amount of time brought will increase up to the maximum time permitted as coins are inserted. Select OK to complete the transaction.
  • On completion, the ticket expiry time is shown for your reference

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does the parking officer know that I have paid?
A. Parking officers use a PDA to check the number plate of your car against the tickets paid for at the ticket machine.  Because the registration number is checked when issuing a fine, the software ensures that you will not get a parking fine if you are legally parked and have paid for a ticket.

Q. What is my responsibility as the user of the system?
A. You are responsible for ensuring that the registration number you input is correct and you have paid for the correct payment time.  If the wrong registration number is entered the parking officer is unable to verify you have paid for a ticket and will issue a fine.

Q. What methods of payment does Ticket machine accept?
A. You can pay by Visa or Mastercard credit and debit cards or coins


Pay by phone

Call Easy Park service centre on 1300 734 070 to pay.

Motorcycle parking

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.

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 - 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 is active.

Bicycle parking 

  • Bundoora West multi-level car park: Building 222, multi-storey car park accessible via car park entrance.
  • Bundoora East bike cage: Adjacent to Building 253.
  • To gain access to these facilities using your student card please raise a service now request selecting the "Additional Access" option in the type of access information field. Please add details of which bike hub you are requesting access along with the serial number on the back of your student card. Once your application is processed, Campus Security Services will send you a notification detailing the outcomes of your request.

Important: bikes are not allowed inside RMIT buildings except to access bike parking facilities. During this transit cyclists must dismount.

Share cars

One car, managed by GreenShareCar is available for rent per hour, day or longer, at Bundoora campus.

The Hyundai i30 is located near to the tennis courts, in the Bundoora West Student Accommodation car park, and is 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.

Changes to parking at Bundoora

The pay and display ticket machines at Bundoora campus are being replaced with pay by plate – a digital and more sustainable solution. This means no more printouts to display on your dashboard; users will punch in their vehicle registration number at the ticket machine instead.

The new machines are expected to be installed by April 2021. In the meantime, it is recommended that staff and students use the Easypark app where possible, this will help reduce any technical issues with the existing machines while we transition.  

Building 300 Health Sciences Clinic

Parking at the Health Sciences Clinic in Bulding 300, 30 Janefield Drive, Bundoora is only available to clinic patients.

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Accessible parking

Only vehicles with a valid Council issued disability parking permit can park in disabled parking bays.

For temporary access to park in a disabled parking bay contact RMIT Campus Security.

Parking on Brunswick campus 

Permit parking

Brunswick parking is now free, however you must register for a permit, and access to the boomgate.

Application instructions:

  1. Register online via EasyPark, providing your RMIT email address. You will need to create a new password which is eight characters long and must include 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 accept the terms and conditions, and hit ‘apply’ and your permit is active.
  6. Once receipt is received, raise a service now request selecting the "Additional Access" option in the type of access information field. Please attach a copy of the permit receipt along with the serial number on the back of your student card so access to the boom gates can be added. Once your application is processed, Campus Security Services will send you a notification detailing the outcomes of your request.

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.

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Accessible parking

Only vehicles with a valid Council issued disability parking permit can park in disabled parking bays.

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

Parking fines

Staff and students are required to observe parking regulations on campus and are likely to be issued a Parking Infringement Notice (PIN) / Fine if they breach parking regulations.

From 1 July 2021 (2021/2022); the new parking infringement fees are:

  • Band 1 - $36.00 (maximum of $91.00)
  • Band 2 - $109.00
  • Band 3 - $182.00

Important: Students are reminded that all parking costs are a part of the RMIT University 2021 schedule of Fees. Failure to pay a parking fine has the same consequence as the non-payment of any other student fee.

Any enquiries relating to Parking Infringement Notices can be submitted to contact@data.com.au. Please ensure that you include:

  • Your full name
  • Your current postal address (responses can only be mailed to your postal address)
  • Infringement number or vehicle registration number
  • Reason for your review

Please also ensure you include any supporting documentation such as parking summaries, permit receipts, etc.

Important info

The cost of parking permits and the fines for parking without a permit are RMIT-approved student fees. Failure to purchase a permit or pay a parking fine will have the same consequences as not paying any other student fee.

RMIT is an authorised Enforcement Agency through Fines Victoria 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 Road Rules 2017 (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 Road Rules 2017 (Vic).

Parking equipment failure

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

Lost or stolen permits

Replacement of lost or stolen permits will attract the full fee.

  • There is no refund available for lost or stolen parking permits.
  • Lost or stolen 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 permit will only be replaced if an additional fee is paid.
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Contact us

All enquiries regarding parking should be directed to CarePark.

Email: customerservice@carepark.com.au

PH: 03 9682 1733.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.