Central Coast

Nestled amidst beautiful bushland on Chittaway Road at Ourimbah, the campus is just an hour from both Sydney and Newcastle.

Situated just two minutes from the M1 Pacific Motorway, Ourimbah campus is conveniently located and provides a range of flexible courses to suit a busy, modern lifestyle. Entrances are located off The Boulevard and Loop Road.

Parking at Ourimbah

Parking at our Central Coast campus is free, however traffic and parking rules apply and staff still need to display a parking permit.

Parking permits

Although parking is free at Ourimbah, staff are still required to display a staff permit when parking in Staff parking bays. Click here for more information about parking permits.

Visitor parking

Visitors may only park in General Parking Areas.

Scratch and display day permit - these permits are available for advance purchase from the Infrastructure and Facilities Services team. Permits can only be purchased in packs of 10 minimum by individuals and packs of 100 by Faculties, Divisions and Units using EFTPOS only. Permits must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard with the correct month, day and date scratched.

Accessible parking

Any person who has been granted a NSW or inter-state Mobility Parking Scheme permit, including an Australian Disability Permit, is able to park in Disabled, Staff and General bays free of charge. Your valid parking scheme permits must be clearly displayed on the passenger side of your front windscreen. Please note that RTA Mobility Parking Scheme conditions apply.

If you require closer parking due to a temporary medical condition, you can apply for a University disability access permit by contacting the AccessAbility team

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle parking on Ourimbah campuses is free and no permit is required. Motorcycles must be parked in a designated motorcycle parking bay only. Motorcycles located in bays other than the designated areas may be subject to a fine.


Local buses stop outside the main quadrangle on campus. For more information and timetabling visit TransportNSW.


The campus is an easy 10 minute walk from nearby Ourimbah Train Station. You can choose to walk to work from the station or request the Safety and Security shuttle. For more information and timetabling visit TransportNSW.

Travel concessions

If you are 16 years of age and over, you need to pay adult fares unless you are eligible for a concession fare.

You can use an Opal card on all modes of public transport within the Opal network. Adult Opal cards are for everyone aged 16 years and over who normally pays an adult fare.

You can also use your contactless credit or debit card or mobile device to pay an Adult Opal fare.

For more information, visit Transport NSW.

Security shuttle

A free security shuttle operates during the semester on the Central Coast campus Monday to Friday from 5 to 10.00pm. The shuttle departs from the main bus stop on the Loop Road but will come to your location on request. The service also includes drop off and pick up to Ourimbah Railway Station by request. The shuttle does not operate on weekends, public holidays, University concession days or during semester breaks. To arrange a pick up with the security shuttle please call 0414 411 799.

The University of Newcastle has partnered with Liftango to make it easier for students and staff to form carpools to our Central Coast Campus at Ourimbah through their exclusive app.

On campus there is 8 dedicated carpooling parking bays for Rideshare users that are closer to libraries, labs and lecture theatres than general parking.

Click here to find out more about Rideshare

Other rideshare services

Traffic and parking rules apply at all of our campuses. Students, staff and visitors to the University park their vehicle on campus at their own risk. Non-university owned vehicles are not covered by the University's insurance.

Parking signs

A range of parking signs are used to highlight the traffic and parking rules for a particular area. See our signs outline (PDF 107KB) for more detailed information.

Parking infringements

Revenue NSW processes parking infringements issued on the University campus on behalf of the University. The penalties applied are those provided for under the NSW Motor Traffic Regulations.

For further information please contact Revenue NSW on 1300 138 118 or visit their website at Revenue NSW.

Got a question about parking?

Contact the Infrastructure and Facilities customer service team on (02) 4348 4291 or at 16500@newcastle.edu.au.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.