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Parking Guidelines


Introduction

Staff, Students and visitors are able to purchase parking through a number of options;

  1. Online V-Permit Parking Portal (only for staff reserved and unreserved parking)

  2. PAYG Smart Phone Parking App

  3. PAYG (pay by plate) parking machines available only at Magill and Mawson Lakes

Latest state of the art License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology systems are used to ensure parkers comply with parking zones and payment conditions and to ensure operations are run efficiently. 

The licence plate recognition (LPR) system will be used to identify validity of virtual permits (v-permits) and payments for all vehicles and to also verify vehicles are parked in the appropriate zones.  Vehicles in breach of the Parking Conditions and By-laws will be issued with a Parking Infringement Expiation Notice. Application for Parking V-permits and associated forms are now available online via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal. The following information relating to parking and fees is supplied to assist you. Please read these guidelines and ensure that you are familiar with the contents and what you need to do.

Please ensure the online Application for Parking V-permit and all required fields are completed correctly. V-permits cannot be issued without this information.

University parking rules are formulated to make parking as safe and convenient as possible within the limited resources available to the University.

Physical permits will no longer be issued to staff or post graduate students and vehicles will be monitored via Licence Plate Recognition System.

Please be aware of the zones where you are permitted to park.

If you are not driving your usual vehicle and are required to drive another vehicle onto campus, please inform your local FM Assist staff to avoid the issue of an expiation notice.

Any vehicle parked without a valid V-permit or registered payment  will be issued with an Expiation Notice.

1. Schedule of Fees

Parking arrangements and fees vary from campus to campus across the University. In 1998 Council agreed that the University would increase car parking fees incrementally to the equivalent of those charged by commercial parks. The schedule of fees at each campus are:

Campus Staff
Reserved
Staff Unreserved Motorcycle
Staff & Student
Student Casual / daily

City East and City West

Commercial only

Commercial only

No charge N/A N/A

Mawson Lakes

$163.00 per year
(no GST applicable)

$135.00 per year
(no GST applicable)

No charge

PAY AS YOU GO - Pay by Plate Machines

PAYG Smart Phone Parking App 

Max $2.00 per day (no GST applicable)

PAY AS YOU GO - Pay by Plate Machines

PAYG Smart Phone Parking App 

Max $2.00 per day (no GST applicable)

 

 Magill

$163.00 per year
(no GST applicable)

$135.00 per year
(no GST applicable)

No charge

PAY AS YOU GO - Pay by Plate Machines

PAYG Smart Phone Parking App 

Max $2.00 per day (no GST applicable)

PAY AS YOU GO - Pay by Plate Machines

PAYG Smart Phone Parking App 

Max $2.00 per day (no GST applicable)

 

2. Regulations

Vehicle, Traffic and Parking By-Laws are detailed in University of South Australia By-Laws. All vehicles parked on University grounds between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive are required to purchase/register the vehicle. Breaches of Vehicle, Traffic and Parking By-Laws will be enforced and will result in the issue of an expiation notice and the subsequent payment of a penalty.

3. Parking V-Permits

3.1 Obtaining your V-Permit

Staff need to apply for a parking V-Permit via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal. V-Permits are valid for the year of issue. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Parking V-Permits are available to staff on their "home" campus only. Home campus location is verified via the HR system. Please refer to Section 7 Campus Specific Information.

Applications for refunds must be made in writing to the FM Assist Office on your home campus. Refunds will made as soon as possible or in the case of special circumstances at the discretion of the Director: Facilities Management or nominee. V-Permits for parks at Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses will be sold at an annual fee up till June 30 after which the fee will at 50% of the annual rate.

3.2 Licence Plate Recognition

The use of physical permits will no longer be required. Vehicles will now be monitored using licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle(s)

3.3 Parking On Campus

The purchase of a parking permit (v-permit, app permit or pay station permit) entitles the holder to park on University grounds in the relevant area, if there is a park in that area, but does not guarantee that a parking space will be available, except for car parks nominated as 'Reserved'.

Staff Reserved Parking entitles the staff member to park in the nominated reserved space on their home campus and in any staff unreserved area on any other campus except City East and City West. Staff holding Staff Reserved Parking may be able to access Transit Parking on non-home campuses. Please refer to Section 3.5 - Transit Parking.

Staff Unreserved Parking entitles the staff member to park on University grounds in an unreserved area on any campus except the City East and City West campuses. Staff holding a Staff Unreserved Park may be able to access Transit Parking on their non-home campus. Please refer to Section 3.5 - Transit Parking

Staff or Student Access Permits entitles the permit holder to park in any Access parking or unreserved area on their home campus. Please note access permits are physical permit stickers to be displayed on the front screen of the vehicle. Please contact FM Assist on your home campus for further details.

 Motorcycle Parking entitles the holder to park in any Motorcycle park on their home campus.

Note: No student parking is available on the City East and City West campuses. Post Graduate students enrolled at Magill or Mawson Lakes campus can apply for an unreserved parking v-permit. Pay as You Go Parking is available to students on the Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses.

3.4 Additional Vehicles

Valid v-permit holders may update or register alternate vehicles. Registration of alternate vehicles can be completed via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal after the application process is completed and parking approved.

3.5 Transit Parking at City East, City West, Mawson Lakes and Magill

Transit parking is available in designated bays at City East, City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes Campuses. These bays are designated for Transit Parking. The locations of the Transit Parks on each campus are as follows:

Access to these bays will be available to the following:

Please note if a staff member is unable to find an available park in the Transit Car Parks on arriving at any campus the onus is on the staff member to find alternative parking in a Public Car Park at the City campuses or in Unreserved Parks at the Magill or Mawson Lakes campuses.

Note: Parking in areas outside of the transit bays or in reserved bays will result in the issue of an Expiation Notice.

Staff who do not normally use their vehicle and require casual parking when visiting the Magill or Mawson Lakes campuses may do so upon the purchase of a Pay As You Go Machine located in the Unreserved Car Parks on the Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses or via the smart app process. This will entitle the staff member to park in any Unreserved parking zone. No casual parking is available at the City West or City East campuses.

Note: Visitor parking is not available to University employees. Breaches of this regulation are subject to Expiation Notices.

3.6 Access Parking Permits

Parliament has expanded the eligibility for Access Parking Permits. Previously, Access Parking Permits were only available to those with a permanent physical impairment, one which prevented the use of public transport and severely restricted speed of movement. Changes in force since 28 May, 1998 have expanded eligibility to include people who have a temporary physical disability, if the disability results in the same physical conditions, that is, severely restricted speed of movement and inability to use public transport, and if the disability is unlikely to improve within six months. Access Parking Permits can be obtained through Services SA.

The University provides Access Parking for staff/students holding a Access Parking Permit from Transport SA but still require the display of a University permit. In order to obtain a University permit please produce proof of your Registration and Licensing Division Access Parking Permit.

In order to obtain a University permit staff and students are required to provide a copy of their Registration and Licensing Division Access Parking Permit and a completed Application for Parking Permit (FM104) form available from their local Campus Operations staff on the respective campus. Note: You cannot apply for an Access Parking Permit via the online parking permit system.

Staff and Students

An Access Parking Permit entitles the permit holder to park in any Disabled or Unreserved area on their home campus.

Temporary physical impairment

Requests for 'Temporary Physical Impairment' Permits should be lodged with your local FM Assist staff with proof of the short term injury, usually a medical certificate detailing the injury and period for which the Temporary Access Parking Permit will be required. The University policy on Car Parking (C10.2) states that Access parking is free and the issue of a 'Temporary Physical Impairment' Permit is on the same basis. Temporary Access Parking Permits will only be issued for a period of no longer than 3 months. Staff and/or students with a long term disability must apply for an Access Parking Permits through any Registration and Licensing Division of Transport SA.

Note: Both the University Parking Permit and the Registration and Licensing Division Access Parking Permit must be clearly displayed at all times at all times when you are parked on University grounds

3.7 Motorcycles

In order to encourage the use of transport which has a less adverse impact on the environment, motorcycles may be parked on University grounds without cost. Applying for UniSA parking is still required and is issued free for motorcycles (staff and/or students).

Staff and students need to apply for motorcycle parking  via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal. V-Permits are valid for the year of issue. Incomplete applications will not be processed.  A Motorcycle V-Permit entitles the holder to park on University grounds in only designated motorcycle areas, if there is a park in that area, but does not guarantee that a parking space will be available. Motorcycles must not park in areas set aside for motor vehicles. Staff on the suburban campus may choose to purchase a Reserved Car park in which to park their motorcycle.

The use of physical Permits will no longer be required. Vehicles will now be monitored by Licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle(s).

3.8 Adjunct staff

Note: At City East and City West there is no provision for Adjunct staff parking.

In recognition of Adjunct Staff contributions to the University, provision has been made for them to access parking for their time on campus. This will be in the form of an Adjunct Staff Parking v-permit detailing the dates parking has been authorised and the location in which they can park. Applications can be made free of charge to your local FM Assist Office. Please note that you cannot apply for an adjunct v-permit via the online V-Permit Parking Portal. Adjunct Staff Parking V-Permits are only issued to staff who are not receiving any remuneration from the University for their services. If the Division/School feels it more appropriate they can purchase either a Reserved or Unreserved Parking for their Adjunct staff under the same conditions that apply to University staff excluding Salary Sacrificing.

Physical Permits will no longer be required. Vehicles will now be monitored by Licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle(s).

3.9 Visitor parking

Note: At City East and City West there is no provision for Visitor parking.

Parking is available for visitors to the University at Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses by Pay as You Go (Pay by Number Plate) located across campus. This entitles the ticket holder to park on University grounds in any unreserved area on the campus from which the payment was made.

All visitors are required to abide by the University By-Laws whilst on campus. Please ensure that you provide any visitors to your area with appropriate information of the parking areas available for their use and their requirement to pay via pay as you go machines.

Physical Permits will no longer be required. Vehicles will now be monitored by Licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle(s).

Note: Visitor parking is not available to University employees or students. Breaches of this regulation are subject to Expiation Notices.

3.10 Contractor Parking

For legal and OH&S reasons all external Contractors working or visiting any campus of the University must report to the Security Office each time they come on campus. At this time the Contractor will be advised of the local procedures for contractor parking and the requirements regarding the issue of a V-Permit. Please ensure that you provide any external contractors to your area with appropriate information regarding reporting to Security to obtain a Contractors Badge and Parking V-Permit.

Note: Contractors are not to park in reserved parking bays, exceed time limits in loading zones or park outside of designated parking areas. Breaches of this regulation are subject to Expiation Notices.

4. Policing of Car parking

All University car parks will be patrolled by the Designated Service Provider to the University throughout the year, including official teaching breaks. Ignorance of parking regulations or a busy schedule are not excuses for illegal parking. Complaints or appeals must be directed in writing to the Designated Service Provider to the University as detailed on the Expiation Notice.

Please note: Expiation notices will only be waived in mitigating circumstances by the Designated Service Provider. Expiation notices will not be waived for failure to obtain a V-Permit.

Physical Permits will no longer be required (except Access Permits). Vehicles will now be monitored by Licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle.

5. Expiation Fees

Expiation Fees will be managed by the Designated Service Provider to the University. Offenders will be given 28 days to pay infringement notices. On failing to do this, a Final Notice including a late payment fee, will be forwarded with a request to pay within 28 days. Failure to pay this Final Notice will result in the matter being placed with the Fines and Enforcement Recovery Unit.

The cost of expiation of parking infringements will be $25.00. Expiation of parking infringements in areas designated for Access Parking will be $50.00.

6. Salary Sacrifice

The University offers staff members, either on continuing or fixed term contracts, the ability to pay for their campus car parking fees as a salary sacrifice deduction. Payment of University campus car parking fees as a salary sacrifice can only be made via the payroll system. Payments made direct to the designated Service Provider will not be reimbursed.

Car parking fees at Magill, Mawson Lakes will be deducted in a single payment via the staff member's salary. Staff members at City West and City East commercial parking can choose to pay for their car parking fees as a single payment or as a fortnightly salary sacrifice deduction. See the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions and Salary Sacrifice application form.

7. Campus Specific Information

7.1 City East

On-campus University car park

Reid Car Park will no longer be available for parking in 2017

Off-campus - Commercial car parking

Staff currently using Commercial Car Parks - Parking has been negotiated at different Commercial parking locations adjacent to the City East Campus. Cost details and forms will be available by contacting FM Assist, City East Campus. Payment is effected by payroll deduction through salary sacrifice provisions.

Staff parking in commercial parking and salary sacrificing will be allowed to park in Unreserved areas or in the Transit Parks at Magill or Mawson Lakes provided your Division/School/Unit has paid for Transit Access. Please refer to Section 3.6 - Transit Parking. Please see the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions.

Staff applying for a Commercial Car Park for the first time

Staff applying for a commercial car park for the first time must obtain a Commercial Car Parking agreement from FM Assist, City East campus. This form plus the Application to Salary Sacrifice Car Parking Fees must be completed and returned to FM Assist for processing. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Staff will then be advised by the Designated Service Provider when their parking is approved. This will allow you to park in unreserved areas or in the Transit Parks at Magill or Mawson Lakes campuses provided your Division/School/Unit has paid for Transit Access. Please refer to Section 3.6 - Transit Parking. Please see the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions.

Visitor and Adjunct staff: At City East there is no provision for visitor / adjunct staff parking. Visitors and Adjunct staff must locate parking in a Public Car Park at the City campuses.

Note: Expiation notices are issued throughout the year, including official teaching breaks.

7.2 City West

On-campus University car park

David Pank Car Park - Currently no parking is available, please contact FM Assist for any queries.

Off-campus commercial car parking

Staff continuing in Commercial Car Parks
Staff currently parking in Commercial Car Parks are not required to complete a new Commercial Parking Agreement or Application to Salary Sacrifice as this is ongoing. Staff parking in commercial parking and salary sacrificing will be allowed to park in Unreserved areas on any suburban campus or in the Transit Parks at City West, Magill or Mawson Lakes provided your Division/School/Unit has paid for Transit Access. Please refer to Section 3.6 - Transit Parking. Please see the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions.

Staff applying for a Commercial Car Park for the first time
Staff applying for commercial car park for the first time must obtain a Commercial Car Parking agreement from FM Assist located in Jeffry Smart Building, City West campus. This form plus the Application to Salary Sacrifice Car Parking Fees must be completed and returned to FM Assist for processing. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Staff will then be advised by the designated Service Provider when their parking is approved. This will allow you to park in unreserved areas or in the Transit Parks at Magill or Mawson Lakes campuses provided your Division/School/Unit has paid for Transit Access. Please refer to Section 3.6 - Transit Parking. Please see the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions.

Visitor and Adjunct staff: At City West there is no provision for visitor / adjunct staff parking. Visitors and Adjunct staff must locate parking in a Public Car Park at the City campuses

Note: Expiation notices are issued throughout the year, including official teaching breaks.

7.3 Magill

Staff need to apply for a reserved or unreserved parking permit via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal.

Parking is valid for the year of issue. Applications after 1 July will be charged at 50%. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Parking applications will be processed on the basis of "home" campus only and staff home campus details are verified via the HR system.

Staff Reserved parking bays will be allocated as in previous years, that is, staff presently holding a Reserved Bay will be given first option for the same bay in 2017. Please ensure that you specify your current bay number on your online Application for parking form. Payment must be received by to secure the bay. Any bays remaining after this date will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Reserved bay holders are not permitted to park in unreserved areas on their home campus.

Method of payments for Magill staff permits.

Salary Sacrifice Deduction: Staff members either on continuing or fixed term contracts may pay by fortnightly salary deductions or salary sacrifice (refer to Section 6 - Salary Sacrifice above). Application to Salary Sacrifice Car Parking Fees forms must be lodged by form HRIS040 with FM Assist Magill via your online Application at Online V-Permit Parking Portal. Please see the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions.

Credit Card: Staff may pay by Credit Card while applying for V-Permit via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal.

Student parking

You will be able to pay for your parking via Parki - the smart phone app. Once you have registered, this 'smart' way of paying for parking will provide you with the following Benefits:
Pay for parking straight from the app - no need to display a ticket every day
You can quickly and effortlessly pay for parking for directly from your Smart phone, with automatic notification of your payment to our Parking Officers.
A reminder will be sent to you just before your hourly ticket expires (excludes all day payments).

How to use Parki in 3 easy steps:

1. Download the app (One off registration)

2. Select the car park and the desired parking duration
3. Submit your payment and receive confirmation.

For more information about Parki, go to parki.com.au

Note: Expiation notices are issued throughout the year, including official teaching breaks.

The use of physical Permits will no longer be used. Vehicles will now be monitored by Licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle(s)

7.4 Mawson Lakes

Staff need to apply for a parking permit via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal.

Parking is valid for the year of issue. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Parking application will be processed on the basis of "home" campus only and staff home campus details are verified via the HR system.

Staff Reserved parking bays will be allocated as in previous years, that is, staff presently holding a Reserved Bay will be given first option for the same bay in 2016. Please ensure that you specify your current bay number on your online Application for Parking. Payment must be received by to secure the bay. Any bays remaining after this date will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Reserved bay holders are not permitted to park in unreserved areas on their home campus.

Method of payments for Mawson Lakes staff permits

Salary Sacrifice Deduction: Staff members either on continuing or fixed term contracts may pay by fortnightly salary deductions or salary sacrifice (refer to Section 6 - Salary Sacrifice above). Application to Salary Sacrifice Car Parking Fees forms must be lodged by form HRIS040 with FM Assist Magill via your online Application at Online V-Permit Parking Portal. Please see the Salary Sacrifice Guidelines and Conditions.

Credit Card: Staff may pay by Credit Card while applying for V-Permit via the Online V-Permit Parking Portal

Student parking

You will be able to pay for your parking via Parki - the smart phone app. Once you have registered, this 'smart' way of paying for parking will provide you with the following

Benefits:

Pay for parking straight from the app - no need to display a ticket every day.
You can quickly and effortlessly pay for parking directly from your Smart phone, with automatic notification of your payment to our Parking Officers.

A reminder will be sent to you just before your hourly ticket expires (excludes all day payments).

How to use Parki in 3 easy steps:

1. Download the app (One off registration)

2. Select the car park and the desired parking duration
3. Submit your payment and receive confirmation.

For more information about Parki, go to parki.com.au

Note: Expiation notices are issued throughout the year, including official teaching breaks.

The use of physical Permits will no longer be used. Vehicles will now be monitored by Licence plate recognition. It is essential when applying for parking that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle(s)

8. Staff Parking on Leased Premises

The cost to staff of reserved parks on any premises leased by the University will be determined when these facilities become available. The number of parks provided to University staff on leased premises will be determined by the Director: Facilities Management. Where practicable, the cost of parking will align with the cost of parking on an equivalent campus.

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