Parking at Callaghan

Monday to Friday (8:00am to 5:30pm) parking is available with a valid permit or by purchasing a parking ticket. At all other times, parking is free. The University's traffic and parking rules apply at all times.

To see all parking areas available, click here for the Callaghan parking map.

Parking permits

Students can purchase either an annual or six month permit. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking bay, but it does mean you don’t need to find change or stop and pay at a ticket machine. Click here to find out more.

Ticketed parking

Coin and credit card operated ticket machines are located throughout the campus if you do not wish to purchase a parking permit. The 2021 daily rate for parking is $4.60. Please note that the machines do not give change.

Click here to view the ticket machine locations on campus.

Free parking

Car park 14 has been designated as free parking as it is well sealed, lit and has CCTV coverage over the parking area. The sealed section of car park 16 is also free to park in. To see free parking locations, click here.

The NUspace and Callaghan Security Shuttle both stop at car park 14 to assist with campus connectivity. Both of these shuttles can be tracked using the MyUON app.

For University staff and students, Rideshare parking is also free when you have a matched trip with Liftango. To find out more about Rideshare, click here.

Visitor parking

Visitors may only park in General Parking Areas, which you can find on the Callaghan parking map. Coin and credit card operated ticket machines are located throughout the campus. The machines do not give change.

Scratch and display day permits are available for advance purchase from the Infrastructure and Facilities Services team, located in the Services building on the Callaghan campus. Permits can only be purchased in packs of 10 minimum by individuals and packs of 100 by Colleges, 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 Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses is free, and no permit is required as long as the motorcycles is parked in a designated motorcycle parking bay only. Motorcycles located in bays other than the designated areas may be subject to a fine.

Click here to view the motorcycle parking locations.

NRMA meeting places

We have designated NRMA meeting places across Callaghan campus to make it easy for NRMA representatives to find you if you're having car trouble. If you are having trouble and require the services of the NRMA, please call them to report your issue and make your way to the nearest meeting place.

Click here for the locations of the NRMA meeting places.

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.