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Parking and travel during exams



It's important to plan how you will be travelling to and from your exams so you can arrive on time. You need to factor in peak hour traffic, parking restrictions and public transport timetables (especially on public holidays).

Public transport

If taking public transport, check for any planned works on train or tram lines. This information, along with timetables, maps and a journey planner, can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Protective Service Officers are stationed at all premium railway stations including Caulfield and regularly patrol trains to and from this station.

Check the list of public transport services running to and from Caulfield campus.

Inter-campus shuttle bus

Regular, free shuttle buses run to and from the Berwick, Peninsula and Caulfield campuses via the Clayton campus. A bus also runs from Peninsula campus to Frankston Railway Station.

Buses fill quickly at busy times but leave about every 17 minutes. Just show your Monash student card to use the service. See the inter-campus shuttle bus timetable.

Evening exams shuttle bus service

As well as the existing inter-campus buses,  extra bus services will run express to and from the Clayton campus bus loop to the Caulfield Racecourse exam venue. See below for the timetable.

Departs Clayton bus loop - direct to Caulfield Racecourse gate 23   Departs Caulfield Racecourse gate 23 - direct to Clayton bus loop
4.30pm 4.55pm
5.20pm 5.45pm
6.10pm 6.05pm
6.30pm 6.30pm
6.55pm 6.55pm
7.20pm 7.20pm
7.45pm 7.45pm
8.10pm 8.10pm
8.35pm 8.35pm

Campus security bus service

Security buses operate on our Clayton and Caulfield campuses from 5.30pm to midnight, Monday to Friday. They leave about every 30 minutes.

See the security website for more information, including the bus routes for the campus security bus.

Evening exams security bus service

Extra security buses will be available for students leaving an evening exam.

If you park within 2km of the Caulfield Racecourse, you can be collected from the Maple Entry in the Kambrook Road car park and dropped off to your car or to one of the stops on the campus security bus route. See the Caulfield map of security bus stops (pdf 570kb).

If you take the shuttle bus back to Clayton campus, a security bus service will be available from the Bus Loop. This can take you to the car parks on and off-campus or to the Halls of Residence. A security guard will be present to assist you in connecting with the campus security bus  service. See the Clayton map of security bus stops (pdf 242kb).

The evening security buses are available between 7 - 10pm on the days that evening exams are scheduled. The security bus runs roughly every 20 minutes. Travel time is around 10 to 15 minutes. These times may vary depending on traffic and passenger numbers.

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Caulfield Racecourse exam venue

Allow for plenty of travel time for peak hour and congested traffic around the Caulfield campus and racecourse. The entrances to exam car parks will be busy so plan ahead.

Free parking is available in:

  • Kambrook Road car park
  • Member No.1 car park
  • Multi-story car park on Caulfield campus - from 4:30pm in blue parking bays only (no permit required)
  • Kambrook Road and some surrounding streets where you'll find limited on-street parking.

The Kambrook Road and Member No.1 car parks may have some sections closed off if it's muddy. Make sure you follow all parking signs and instructions.

Metered parking is available in:

  • Guineas car park (the blue parking bays are for staff permit holders only. Students who park here will be fined)
  • Station Street
  • Normanby Road.

Street parking around the Caulfield Racecourse is limited and is metered in many areas. Some streets may be Residential Permit zones only – please pay attention to the parking signs in the area.

Blue permit holders from any Monash campus can park in:

  • Multi-story car park on Caulfield campus - in the blue parking bays any time of day, but only during the exam period.

Clayton exam venue

There is no free parking on-campus at Clayton during the exam period.

Blue permit holders from any Monash campus can park in:

  • the blue parking bays on Clayton campus only during the exam period.

To find off-campus parking spaces nearby, see parking at Clayton.

Clayton campus map (pdf, 0.18 mb)

Berwick campus

Free parking is available during:

  • the exam period
  • Swot Vac
  • non-teaching periods.

You don't need a blue permit during these times.

Berwick campus map (pdf, 0.07 mb)

Parkville campus

There is no free parking and the usual arrangements apply all year round.

Parkville campus map (pdf, 0.06 mb)

Peninsula campus

Free parking is available during:

  • the exam period
  • Swot Vac
  • non-teaching periods

You don't need a blue permit during these times.

Peninsula campus map (pdf 171kb)

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