View the locations of car parks, disabled bays and motorcycle parking on Swinburne campuses.

Hawthorn campus

All-day ticketed parking is available at the Hawthorn campus. There are also ticketed off-campus car parks and on-street parking options.

Hawthorn campus car parks

The Hawthorn campus has three university car parks:

  • Wakefield Street (multi-deck)
  • Henry Street
  • Paterson Street.

Operating hours: 7.00am – 10.30pm, Monday to Friday

Outside of these hours the multi-deck car park closes and other car parks are open to the public.


You must pay for parking in university car parks at the Hawthorn campus. Purchase tickets from the ticket machines provided. Ticket machines do not give change.


$3.50 for up to two hours during the day 
$4.50 for up to three hours during the day 
$5.00 after 4.00pm 
$7.50 for full day (including evening) 
$176.50 per month (reserved) / $132.50 (non-reserved) paid directly to multi-deck car park (on-campus residential students only)

View updated pricing from 9 July 2018

Please note: you must display a parking sticker to park in disabled bays, the Henry Street and Paterson Street car parks. You do not need a parking sticker to park in the multi-deck car park.

Place your ticket inside your vehicle, clearly visible on the front dashboard.

If a ticket machine is not working, you must use another machine and display a valid ticket.

Croydon campus

Free on-site student parking is available at our Croydon campuses.

Wantirna campus

Free on-site student parking is available at our Wantirna campuses.

Accessible parking spaces

To park in an accessible parking space, you need to display your disability parking permit. You can get this permit from your local council or VicRoads.

Parking stickers

A parking sticker identifies you as a Swinburne student. It must be displayed on the front windscreen of your vehicle at all times.

Parking stickers are free. Download and complete the Parking sticker application form and submit to Facilities and Services, 1 Alfred St, Hawthorn campus or studentHQ.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle riders must only park in allocated motorcycle parking areas within Swinburne campuses. No charges apply.

VicRoads allows motorcycles to park on public footpaths as long as there is enough space for disabled access and pedestrians.

Visitor parking

Daily visitor parking permits are available from Facilities and Services. Visitor parking is only available to external parties (e.g. guest speakers who donate their time, Chancellery visitors, some contractors).  Contact us on 9214 8999 to arrange a visitor permit.


You will incur an infringement if your vehicle is parked contrary to Swinburne’s car park guidelines, in accordance with VicRoads regulations.

You have 28 days to appeal the infringement from the date of issue. If you wish to appeal the infringement, attach a letter explaining your reasons for appeal. Send it to the address on the infringement notice.

You will receive notice in writing whether the appeal has been successful or not. If successful, your fine will be waived. If not, you must pay the fine. Unpaid infringements are processed through the Infringements Court.


Facilities and Services
1 Alfred St, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: +61 3 9214 8999