Staff validation permit

For staff who work part time or choose other methods of travel for some days of the week, the staff validation permit may be a better option. The staff validation permit is issued for free to eligible staff.


A Staff Validation Parking Permit allows a motor vehicle to park in areas designated as Staff or General Parking.

It cannot be used to park in Disabled, Reserved or Service Bays. This permit should be clearly displayed on the inside lower left hand side of the vehicle’s windscreen and is transferable between vehicles.


To be eligible for a Staff Parking Permit a member of staff means a member of staff of the University or its controlled entities, whether academic or professional, whether tenured, fixed term, temporary contract, tenant, probationary or otherwise and who is an employee in either a full-time or part-time capacity. Employees of organisations with lease or license arrangements with the university are also eligible for a Staff permit.

Campus information

At Callaghan campus, the staff validation permit must be displayed in conjunction with a paid ticket to be valid. Paid options include a Scratch and Display ticket or a daily ticket from the ticket machine. Contact the IFS customer service team on #4921 6500 or email for more information.

At Ourimbah campus, the staff validation permit entitles the driver to park in a staff bay. There are no charges for parking at Ourimbah.

There is no staff parking at our Newcastle City precinct however there are other transport options.

Under the University's Rules Governing Traffic and Parking, failure to display a valid permit may result in the issue of a Penalty Notice by University Safety and Security staff. Penalty notices must be paid to Revenue NSW.

How to get a permit

To get a staff validation permit please either:

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