Learn where and how you can park on campus

Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus has more than 4500 parking spaces spread out over 14 carparks in a variety of zones.

Our carparks feature:

  • accessible parking spaces
  • free motorcycle and motor scooter parking areas
  • short-term drop off and pick up areas near our Sport and Aquatic Centre and childcare centres.

Note: Macquarie Hospital parking is managed separately. See hospital parking information.

The University operates under a Restricted Parking Scheme and parking infringement fees apply to drivers using campus carparks without payment or contrary to the parking rules.

How can I tell where the vacant car spaces are right now?

The dynamic signage on campus shows how many bays are available, you can also check in real time via this link http://vpermit.com.au/parkavail/mq

Payment options

We cater for students, staff and visitors by offering a range of payment options, including traditional ticket machines, virtual permits and online or app pay as you go (PAYG) casual parking.

Ticketless parking

Most of our parking is now ticketless. We use licence plate recognition technology so you no longer need to display a ticket or permit.

Payment is made by credit card after registering online or via app for PAYG parking. A virtual permit (vPermit) is also available to purchase online, for those who regularly visit the university to work or study.

PAYG parking for the Sport and Aquatic Centre is:

  • free for two hours for members
  • discounted for casual visitors who register a licence plate at reception.

Ticket machines

Casual visitors who don’t wish to register for PAYG parking can use the traditional pay-and-display ticket machines available at our West 3, West 4 and West 5 carparks.

For more information about the parking rates for different users, plus our parking rules and fines, follow the links below:

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Last updated: 01 Mar 2022