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Terms and Conditions

By using vPermit or driving or parking in areas owned or otherwise controlled by the University of Wollongong (UOW grounds), you agree to the following terms and conditions:


  1. UOW car parks are approved Restricted Parking Areas, under the Road Rules 2014 (NSW) (NSW Road Rules). NSW Road Rules apply at all times to vehicles (including bicycles) that enter UOW grounds.
  2. You must:
    • a. comply with NSW Road Rules;
    • b. observe posted speed limits and any traffic and parking control signs at the entrance to or on UOW grounds;
    • c. ensure your vehicle is parked in a marked parking bay;
    • d. comply with directions given by any Authorised Person (including a Security Officer);
    • e. comply with UOW’s Access and Order Rules and the Traffic and Parking Policy, and any associated procedures (as may be replaced or amended from time to time). As such, you must consult the UOW Policy Directory for the most up to date information, available at
  3. Failure to abide by these terms and conditions may result in a penalty infringement notice being issued against you.
  4. To the extent permitted by law, UOW and its agents:
    • a. exclude all liability for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), expense and/or costs (Losses), you or a third party may incur, howsoever arising from or in connection with these terms and conditions, or vehicles operated or parked, or items or goods left unattended in vehicles, on UOW grounds;
    • b. limit UOW’s liability, in respect of provisions of services and claims made by “consumers” under Australian Consumer Law, to (at UOW’s option), re-supplying the services or paying the cost of having the services re-supplied; and
    • c. limit UOW’s total cumulative liability to you or a third party for all Losses, however caused, whether due to the UOW’s negligence, breach of contract, breach of any law, in equity, under indemnities or otherwise arising from or in any way related to these terms and conditions, to the amount equivalent to the cost of any parking permit paid by you.
  5. You indemnify UOW, its employees or agents against all Losses directly or indirectly sustained or incurred as a result of, or in connection with:
    • a. any negligent act or omission by you arising out of these terms and conditions; and
    • b. any breach of these terms and conditions by you,
    except to the extent that any negligent or willful act or omission of UOW contributed to the relevant liability.
  6. Permission to park on UOW grounds is not a condition of enrolment or employment.

Parking Fees and Permits

  1. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.
  2. A parking fee applies to vehicles parked on UOW grounds at all times during paid parking hours. By parking on UOW grounds, you agree to pay the parking fee as advertised on any parking control sign.
  3. You may pay a parking fee by:
    • a. using a voucher vending machine (pay and display) - where indicated by a parking control sign; or
    • b. paying online using the vPermit system (to eligible persons); or
    • c. paying online using the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) parking system, both online parking systems are managed by CellOPark Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of UOW.
  4. If you pay for parking by vPermit or PAYG, it is your responsibility to:
    • a. register online and pay the relevant parking fee; and
    • b. select the “active” vehicle that you have parked on UOW grounds. If the correct vehicle is not selected, your vPermit is not valid and a penalty infringement notice may be issued.
  5. vPermits must not be sold, transferred or shared between drivers.
  6. If paying for parking using a vPermit, you must ensure your vPermit account details are correct (including your vehicle registration number, address and mobile number). All information collected via the vPermit parking system will be handled by CelloPark in accordance with their privacy policy found at
  7. vPermits issued to eligible staff members may be paid for by salary sacrifice and the deduction will continue until the permit is cancelled by the permit holder.
  8. vPermits paid for by payroll deduction are paid fortnightly in arrears and no refund will be made, unless required by law. Deductions will continue until the vPermit is cancelled.
  9. UOW reserves the right to cancel or revoke any permit or permission to park on UOW grounds, or deny vehicular access to UOW grounds, in accordance with the Campus Access and Order Rules or other applicable UOW policy (as may exist from time to time).

More information on parking conditions and eligibility for vPermits is available at