Understanding parking signs and road markings
Our campus roads and car parks have signs and markings to identify different areas where you can and cannot park. These areas are regularly patrolled to ensure smooth and safe flow of traffic on our campuses.
Permit zones, loading zones, bus zones, no stopping and other parking areas are each are identified with specific signs. The most common parking signs that you will find when you are parking on campus are listed here.
Loading zones are areas provided for eligible vehicles to complete loading and delivering of goods, or dropping off and picking up passengers.
A bus zone is an area allocated specifically for buses to drop off and pick up passengers. Parking in a bus zone can endanger the passengers getting on or off the bus by obstructing the view of the passengers and other drivers.
A driver must not stop in a permit zone unless their vehicle is issued with a current permit by the university which permits the vehicle to stop in the zone.
Regulations do not apply outside of the signed hours.
Disability Parking Zones
A parking space reserved for the disabled can only be used by someone with a current blue-on-white disabled parking permit, or by a driver who is parking the car so that the disabled permit holder can get in or out of the car.
No Stopping Zones
A driver must not stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no stopping sign applies.
Unbroken Yellow Line
A yellow line may be painted along a kerb to indicate there are parking restrictions in that area. An unbroken yellow line means that you cannot stop in that location.
A yellow line may be used in conjunction with a No Stopping sign or used instead of one. Stopping in a zone with indicated yellow lines may result in a parking infringement being issued.
Parking your vehicle too close to or on a painted island can endanger other drivers by blocking view of the traffic.
Parking your vehicle too close to a pedestrian crossing can endanger pedestrians and other drivers by blocking view of the traffic.
Unless signs say otherwise, you must park at least 20 metres from the approach side of a pedestrian crossing and 10 metres from the departure side.