Electric vehicle charging
We have electric vehicle (EV) charging stations installed at the Clayton and Caulfield campuses for staff, students and visitors to use to charge their vehicles. The electricity at these chargers is free, however you must pay for parking through the CellOPark app.
Charging station locations
|Campus||Car park||Address||Charger type(s)|
|Clayton||N1 Multi-level, ground level, eastern edge||10 Research Way||Fast (2 vehicles)|
|S2 Underground, level P1, near loading dock||20 Ancora Imparo Way||Fast (2 vehicles)|
|Caulfield||Building J Multi-level, level 1 (ground), north-eastern corner||880 Princes Highway||Rapid (1 vehicle)|
The rapid chargers (50kW) are available for public use. The fast chargers (22kW) are only available for Monash University staff and students.
The rapid charger located at the Clayton N1 Multi-level car park is no longer available for use. The installation of a new rapid charger for this location is being investigated.
Using the charging station and paying for parking
Charging is currently free, however a valid parking session is required for your parking.
- Download the CellOPark Australia and Chargefox apps on your smartphone.
- Drive to campus and park your vehicle in a charging bay.
- Start a parking session in the CellOPark app using the zone codes shown on the parking signs.
- Locate the charging station in the Chargefox app. Unlock the station in the app and then plug in your vehicle. Charging history can also be accessed using the Chargefox app.
Detailed operating instructions for the stations are available here: Tritium Veefil, EV Link.
Parking all day at Clayton campus
If you are parking at Clayton campus all day, you may need to move your vehicle between the EV charging bays and a permit or visitor area.
Staff and students
The CellOPark code 3800821 enables you to park in both the EV bays and the Blue permit areas. You can keep the same session running if you move your vehicle between these areas.
For staff who choose to park in the Red permit area before or after charging, you will need to stop your 3800821 session used whilst charging, and commence a 3800703 session when parked in the Red permit area.
If you have a 30-day permit, you do not need to start a session in CellOPark.
The CellOPark code 3800820 enables you to park in both the EV bays and the metered areas. You can keep the same session running if you move your vehicle between these areas.
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What kind of charging stations are available?
Rapid charging - The Tritium Veefil is a ‘Level 3’ DC rapid charger designed and built by Queensland based company Tritium. It can rapidly charge either fully EVs or compatible plug-in hybrids from various manufacturers. The rapid charger has a parking time limit of 1 hour, and is limited to one vehicle at a time.
Fast charging - The Schneider EV Link is a three-phase AC ‘Level 2’ charger designed for use by staff and students. It charges at a slower rate than the Veefill unit, which makes it suitable for charging during the day and is compatible with all vehicles, including plug in hybrids. The EV Link charger has a parking time limit of 4 hours, and the vehicle must be actively charging whilst parked in the bay. It can accommodate two vehicles at the same time. You will need to bring your own charging cable to use this charger.
Who can use the charging stations?
The Tritium Veefil rapid charger can be used by staff, students or visitors. It has a parking time limit of 1 hour.
The Schneider EV Link fast charger can only be used by staff and students. It has a parking time limit of 4 hours.
In all instances, a valid parking session must always be active for your vehicle when parked in a charging bay. Once your vehicle has finished charging you must move it to another car park to ensure the charging stations are available for others to use.
How much does it cost to use?
The charging stations are currently free to use, however a valid parking session must always be active for your vehicle when parked in a charging bay.
Parking is charged at the Blue permit rate for staff and students, and the metered parking rate for visitors.
How do I use the charging stations?
The charging stations use the Chargefox app to allow for simple and instant operation. The Chargefox app can be downloaded from the Google Play or App Store.
Detailed operating instructions for the stations are available here:
- Tritium Veefil (DC rapid)
- Schneider EV Link (AC)
To use the Schneider EV Link station, you will need to bring your own charging cable. Plug your cable into the socket on the charging station then into the car.
What kind of vehicles are the charges compatible with?
The Tritium Veefil charger is compatible with all vehicles that support DC fast charging via either the CHAdeMO or CCS standards (CCS2). This includes vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and BMW i3 (2018). Tesla drivers may also use this charger by using the Model S/X CHAdeMO adapter available from Tesla.
The Schneider EV Link charger is fitted with Type 2 AC charging sockets; a Type 2 to Type 1 or Type 2 to Type 2 charging cable is required. This is the most common type of connector and is compatible with all models.
How long does it take for a vehicle to charge?
The Tritium Veefil DC rapid charger has a rated power of 50kW (80 amps). For a vehicle like the Nissan LEAF, this is equivalent to adding up to 70km of range per 15 minutes of charging time
The Schneider EV Link AC charger has a power rating of 22kW (32 amps). For the Tesla Model S, this is equivalent to adding up to 35km of range per 15 minutes of charging time.
Where does the power for the charging stations come from?
Monash’s electricity comes from several sources. Solar panels on roofs of our campuses combine with grid electricity to provide our energy needs. Under the Net Zero Initiative, Monash is committed to sourcing all power from renewable sources by 2030. Learn more about Monash’s Net Zero program.
Who do I call if there is an issue?
For operating issues please call Buildings and Property on 9902 0222.