Purchase 2016 parking permits
Choose your permit from the options listed below. Blue permits and carpooling are the only options for students. They're also the cheapest choices for staff, but you have other options as well.
Free VIP blue permits are available for honorary and adjunct staff, and contractors and business tenants can buy orange permits.
As a staff member or enrolled student, you can use Visa or MasterCard to buy a permit online if you log into my.monash. We'll mail your permit to your home address. If you can't use Visa or MasterCard, you can reserve a permit online and collect and pay for it at Monash Connect with a standard bank card that uses eftpos.
Staff members can offset the cost of a permit through salary packaging.
Visit our maps page to see how to get to any of our campuses and to download campus maps, showing the parking areas.
Annual and half-year permits
Permits are available for an annual period or a half-year period. Annual permits are available from around the middle of February each year, but students who don't want to pay for a full year can make a half-payment for a half-year permit.
Staff and students are now able to purchase half-year permits for the remainder of the year. These permits are half the price of the annual permit.
Update your existing details
If you already have a blue, red or green permit, make sure you update your vehicle details if they change.
2016 blue permits
You park in blue areas on your home campus. You can exchange your blue permit for a cross-campus permit (see below) and park in a blue area at any campus on which your course is taught.
A$ (half-year permit available from 4 July)
2016 cross-campus permits
For courses taught on more than one campus, you can get a cross-campus permit to park in blue permit areas where you study. But first, you need to buy a blue permit, which you then take to Monash Connect to swap for a cross-campus permit.
Check our list of eligible cross-campus courses (PDF, 0.07 MB) to make sure you can exchange a blue for a cross-campus permit.
If you can't find your course on the list, use your Monash email address (the only email address we can accept for security and anti-spam reasons) to email us your name, student number and course subject codes. Send your email to email@example.com.
Once we confirm your course is cross campus, we'll send you an approval email to print out and take to Monash Connect with your blue permit.
2016 Monash Rideshare carpool permits
Rideshare offers members low-cost parking in exchange for travelling to campus with at least one other registered carpooler. See the Monash Rideshare webpage for more information.
A $75 permit fee for the Monash Rideshare carpooling program was introduced in 2016. This is in response to previous misuse of the service. We expect this new permit will help us to better manage supply and demand, and help all permit holders to find a carpool parking space. All universities typically charge a fee for coordinating ridesharing and carpooling programs. Staff and students are able to purchase half-year permits for semester two, at a reduced rate.
A$ (half-year permit available from 4 July)
2016 red permits
Staff can park in red or blue areas on their home campus and blue areas at other campuses.
*Parkville red permit holders: To gain access to a red permit area at Parkville, you also need a proximity card from the Security and Traffic Office, Scott Building. Bring your red permit receipt.
2016 VIP blue permits
Honorary and adjunct staff can apply for this free permit and park in blue areas on all campuses.
2016 Green permits
These permits allow approved senior staff to park in green, red or blue areas on any campus.
2016 Yellow permits
Departments can pay for annual yellow, yellow day and yellow day scratch (book of 10) permits from departmental or faculty budgets. You can park in yellow and blue areas on most campuses, but space is very limited at Caulfield. Single yellow day permits are bought for a specific campus, where you park in yellow or blue areas. Annual yellow permits should not be purchased and used as a personal permit.
During the teach out period, when traveling to Gippsland current yellow annual and scratch can still be used in yellow areas.
Annual yellow – all campuses
Yellow day scratch – all campuses
Contractor and business-tenant permits
2016 Orange permits
These permits are for contractors and business tenants who work on our campuses. You can park in yellow (for a maximum of 2 hours) or blue parking spaces.
Contractor - all campuses
Orange day scratch – all campuses
Free motorcycle and disability parking
Motorcyclists don't need a permit to park in a motorcycle area.
If you display a disability permit, available from local councils under the state-wide VicRoads scheme, you can park for free in a disability area.
Permits allow you to park in specific areas on your home campus and aren't always valid on other campuses or in the same areas, so note any restrictions. Download the Monash University parking rules (PDF, 81KB).
Our refunds, replacements and resales page also explains other important permit conditions.
READ THE SIGN – AVOID THE FINE
All our campuses are subject to Victorian traffic laws (Road Safety Act and Victorian Road Rules), so please obey the road rules and signs. To avoid a parking fine:
- obey the signs where you park
- check the time limits on metered spaces
- display your parking ticket or permit clearly
- only park in a permit zone that matches your permit type
- only park motorcycles in motorcycle zones
- don't park in spaces for the disabled without a disability permit.
- don't copy, modify or falsify a parking ticket or permit
- don’t park in loading zones unless you are entitled to do so, and then only for the prescribed period of time
- if you drive to campus in different vehicles, put your permit in a clear plastic cover for switching between vehicles – you can get permit pouches from your campus parking office.
If you get a fine, you can't pay it on campus – read the back of your notice for payment options.