9 spots to find a park on campus
WORDS BY MELISSA CHOW
So you’ve driven to uni and you’re feeling pretty fly before you almost immediately regret your actions when you can’t find one free space on campus. Fear not! Here are the 9 best 1HR+ places to park on and around campus that isn’t Broadway Shopping centre graded by emojis, of course.
8-) = Spot guaranteed.
:-Z = Might test your patience, be strong.
:-) = You may run into some competition and face intimidating spaces.
:'-( = ALL THE MONEY.
PARKS FOR FREE (yes you heard right)
1. Parramatta Rd 8-)
Once it clocks 9:59AM though, spots fill up fast and you might be left to park closer to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the bottom of Camperdown. Peak times are 11:30AM-1:00PM.
2. Seamer St and Catherine St :-Z
6AM-8PM, 2HR only
3. Abercrombie St :-)
8AM-10PM, 2HR only
4. Darlington Rd :-)
8AM-10PM, 2HR only
5. Victoria Park :-)
2HR only, limited spaces.
WHEN YOU WANNA SPLASH OUT ($6 Max for 3 HR)
After 3pm, you can actually park on campus for $2/hour. Tears are involved because – well, money. Just be wary, the ticket machines are notoriously temperamental and have been known to take your precious moolah without spitting anything out to prove you’ve paid your dues. They’re also exact change only and more often than not, out of order. You can either hike it to the next ticket machine (or then to the next ticket machine and so on) or go with what every other car is doing, don’t pay and take a gamble. A parking fine is $110.
6. University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Car Park 8-) 8'-(
The ticket machines barely work.
7. New Law Car Park 8-) 8'-(
50/50 chance of ticket machines actually doing its job.
8. Manning Car Park :-) :'-(
Buy a lotto ticket if the machines print you a ticket.
4. John Woolley Building Car Park :-( :-'(
Don’t be fooled by the high tech ticket machine.