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Parking FAQs 

At the start of 2024, the University introduced EasyPark, a digital parking permit system to make parking more convenient for our students, staff and visitors at UWA.

What does that mean to you? Staff and students should have received an email from [email protected]. If you haven't received this email or if you have further queries, you can find more information in the FAQs listed below.

 

What you need to know

For students and visitors

There is no more distinction between student and visitor parking areas. Instead, new yellow (student and visitor) bays are available to both students and visitors.

Eligible students have the ability to choose between either a 'virtual' permit or pay-as-you-go (PAYG) parking option through the EasyPark app. 

For staff

Staff salary-deducted annual permits have transitioned to a 'virtual' permit, eliminating the need for physical permits on windscreens. All full-time or part-time staff can apply for a salary-deducted parking permit to use in red (staff) bays.

All UWA full-time, part-time, and casual staff using one-day parking permits (scratchies) will transition to using the EasyPark app for pay-as-you-go (PAYG). This change eliminates the need for pre-paying for parking vouchers. Read more staff information here.

Key benefits of EasyPark

  • Start and stop your parking using your phone, from anywhere
  • Only pay for the time you use
  • Reminders when your parking session is about to expire
  • No charge for a parking session under 30-minutes (one session per day)

UWA's paid parking applies Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Parking after these hours is free (unless signposted otherwise - always check the parking signs!)

How to use the EasyPark app

EasyPark instructions

Download the instructions [PDF 4.9 MB]

 

FAQs

Changes to student and visitor parking areas

UWA has implemented changes to student and visitor parking areas for improved accessibility and convenience.

  • There is no longer a distinction between student (yellow) and visitor (green) parking areas. Instead, new yellow general purpose bays are available to students and visitors.
  • Eligible students registered with EasyPark will be charged the student rate for parking in these yellow (student and visitor) bays. Visitors will be charged the visitor rate.
  • The new yellow zones means easier access to conveniently located parking at student rates for eligible students.
  • The yellow bays, can be used by both students and visitors, with distinct pricing:
    • Student rate parking will be 50c per hour to a maximum of $2 per session*. A session is valid for a full day (i.e. If you park for 4 or more hours in one session, the maximum payment remains at $2).
    • Visitor rate will be $3 per hour.
  • There are a limited number of green (special reserved visitor) bays, which are exclusively reserved for use by visitors attending UWA clinics (optometry, sleep and podiatry, Oral Health Centre, University Club members and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery visitors. Always check signage and bay colour for zone confirmation.

*Session validity: A session is valid for a full day. For example, if you park for 4 or more hours in one session in the same car park, the maximum payment remains at $2. You can park in yellow (student and visitor) bays for this price.

REMEMBER: Your session is valid only if you remain parked in the same car park. If you leave campus and park in a different car park, you must stop your old session and start a new one for the new car park. However, if you leave the car park and return to a different car bay within the same car park, that is allowed within the same session.

Using EasyPark

Student parking

Staff parking

Visitor parking

Getting started

  • To get started
    • All staff and students will be emailed a link from EasyPark - check your inbox from Monday 15 January for the email
    • Download the EasyPark app from your phone's App Store or Google Play
    • Create an account, register your car details and add a payment method

    Note: You can also create an account via the EasyPark website.

    • After you have created your account from the EasyPark emailed link, you will receive a confirmation email from UniPark on how to associate your EasyPark account to your UWA profile
  • How does the EasyPark app work?
    1. Ensure your vehicle registration number, payment details and student / staff details (where applicable) are recorded in EasyPark
    2. Add your parking area code (this will be on the signage in the carpark)
    3. Spin the wheel within the app to select your desired parking duration and click start parking to initiate your parking session
    4. If you leave earlier than planned, remember to stop your EasyPark session via the app. You will only be charged for the actual time you have stayed on campus
    5. Staff with a Permit can park in the red (staff) bays without needing to start/stop a parking session
  • Do I have to pay to use the app?

    No.

  • How do I add or change my payment details?

    Payment details can be changed in the EasyPark app or on the EasyPark website.

  • What if I don't have a smartphone?

    The EasyPark app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices. However, if you don't have a smartphone, you will have to park in the yellow (student and visitor) bays and pay visitor rates using the parking machines.

  • Who do I contact if I have issues using EasyPark?

    Please contact UniPark on [email protected] or 6488 1229 for issues relating to your UWA account.

    Issues relating to using the app should be directed to EasyPark directly, email [email protected] or call 1300 73 40 70.

Terms and conditions

  • Permit holders must agree to the following terms and conditions:
    1. Comply with the University’s rules and policies that exist from time to time, including the university lands by-laws. The University may amend these rules and policies from time to time, and you must consult the by-laws for the most up-to-date information. To the extent that there is any inconsistency with the terms of this agreement, and the rules and policies of the University, the rules and policies prevail.
    2. The University of Western Australia Lands By-Laws and any associated procedures (as may be replaced and amended from time to time) makes clear that I must:
      a) obey all governing laws, traffic signs, road markings and instructions from the University when driving on University grounds;
      b) park my vehicle within marked bays, not utilise more than one parking bay and abide by all signage and instructions displayed in relation to the bay;
      c) park free of charge in designated disability parking bays or any numbered bay only if displaying a valid ACROD Permit; and
      d) apply to the University for special consideration for temporary accessible parking if required.
    3. Abide by any restrictions or requirements of the parking permit, including:
      a) operative dates for pre-purchased permits; and/or
      b) time and location restrictions applicable to the permit.
    4. Register the vehicle’s registration plate on the ePermit system and, if more than one vehicle is registered, ensure that the vehicle in use is marked as the active vehicle in the ePermit system as only one vehicle is permitted to park under a permit at any given time, prior to parking on University grounds.
    5. Provide any additional information or documentation requested by the University to support an application for a parking permit.
    6. Cancel a parking permit which I no longer require (if, for example, I am no longer a staff member or student of the University) via the online ePermit system.
      As a Permit Holder, I acknowledge and agree that:
    7. The issue of a permit or casual parking ticket does not guarantee the availability of parking, or entitle me to park in any particular bay or position.
    8. I will make the required payment in consideration of the provision of a permit until the nominated or varied expiry date.
    9. The parking permit is not valid until all requirements are met for the parking permit including payment and authorisation.
    10. The University may elect at its sole discretion to:
           a) vary the use of parking bays;
           b) reduce the issued length of the permit;
           c) modify the category of permit; or
           d) cancel the permit,
      before the nominated expiry date with at least one months’ notice of the change or cancelation, where the University is undertaking construction or other changes are occurring that results in parking spaces no longer being made available. Before the University changes or cancels the permit, it will reasonably take into consideration any special grounds that a staff member may apply or already have had in place.
    11. On receipt of a notice of change or cancelation, I may elect to cancel the permit via the ePermit system.
    12. Any refund due on cancellation will be calculated on a daily pro rata basis, and/or my salary deductions will stop.
    13. A cancelled parking permit may take ten working days to be processed.
    14. The University will garnish an administrative fee from the amount to be refunded for a cancelled parking permit.
    15. The permit is non-transferable and can only be used by the permit holder.
    16. The permit may not be shared between other staff, students, affiliates or service contractors.
    17. Parking or driving any mode of vehicle across footpaths, grassed areas or landscaped areas is prohibited unless authorised by the University.
    18. The University may revoke a parking permit if:
           a) the permit was obtained as a result of the provision of false or misleading information;
           b) there has been a significant breach of parking rules, policies and/or associated procedures;
           c) the staff member is no longer employed by the University; or
           d) the student is no longer studying at the University.
           e) I cease to be affiliated or associated with the University in the capacity which entitled the parking permit.
    19. Any revocation of a parking permit by the University will void a claim for a refund and, in such cases, any money paid for the parking permit is non-refundable.
    20. A parking permit does not create or confer any right, estate or interest whatsoever in any part of University property.
    21. An infringement notice may be issued in respect of any vehicle which is:
      a) not registered or marked as active for a current University parking permit;
      b) parked in contravention of the conditions of the parking permit;
      c) parked in contravention of signage or instruction from the University; and/or
      d) parked in contravention of the university lands by-laws and any associated procedures (as may be replaced and amended from time to time).
    22. To the extent permitted by law, the University does not accept liability for any loss, damage, expense, and/or costs to me, howsoever arising from or in connection with goods or articles left unattended in my vehicle in a parking bay.
    23. If, under applicable State, Territory or Commonwealth law, I am a ‘consumer’:
      a) certain warranties or conditions may be implied in this agreement; or
      b) certain guarantees and certain rights may be conferred on me,

      which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.
    24. Subject to clause 22, the University excludes all implied terms, representations and warranties whether statutory or otherwise, relating to the subject matter of this agreement.
    25. Subject to clause 22, the University’s total liability to me for loss or damage of any kind, however caused, due to the University’s negligence, breach of contract, breach of any law, in equity, under indemnities or otherwise, arising from or in any way related to this agreement is limited to the amount equivalent to the annual cost of the permit.
    26. Subject to clause 22, the University is not liable for consequential or incidental damages in contract, tort, under any statute or otherwise (including negligence) arising from or in any way related to this agreement
    27. I indemnify the University, its employees, servants or agents against all losses, expenses, damage and costs, directly or indirectly sustained or incurred as a result of, or in connection with:
           a) any negligent act or omission by me arising out of this agreement; and
           b) any breach of this agreement by me,
      except to the extent that any negligent or willful act or omission of the University contributed to the relevant liability.
    28. This agreement is in effect twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.
    29. This agreement is governed by the laws in force in Western Australia.
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