Casual parking options

Flexible casual parking is a great option for staff, students and visitors who like to come and go as they please. All-day casual parking zones (light purple) and two-hour parking zones (green) are available.

Payment can be made via the PayStay App which allows you to pay directly from your phone, wherever you are on campus. To identify the zone you are in, the eight-digit zone codes are located on the campus parking maps and on car park signage.

Payment is also available by EFTPOS at the Pay-by-Plate parking machines across campus. Instructions for both payment methods can be found below.

Note that there is no parking available at South Bank campus.

Casual parking zones and prices

Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Logan campuses

  • Casual all-day metered zones are available on these campuses, shaded in light purple on the maps below.
  • Two-hour metered zones are also available, highlighted in green on the maps below.

Parking maps

Nathan Mt Gravatt Logan

Gold Coast campus

  • Casual all-day metered parking zones are available across the University bridge—enter via Griffith Way, this zone is shaded in light purple on the map below.
  • After 4 pm, casual parking zones are available on the main side of campus, this zone is shaded in dark purple on the map below.
  • Two-hour metered zones (green) are available off Theatres and Business Lane within the main side of campus and is shaded in green on the map below.

Gold Coast parking map

Casual zones and map colourCostCasual zone information

All-day casual metered - all campuses

(light purple)

Pay by the hour ($2 per hour max $6 per day)

This zone is available for all-day casual parking at Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses.

Payment can be made via the PayStay app or at pay-by-plate machines located on campus.

After 4 pm - Gold Coast

(dark purple)

Pay by the hour ($2 per hour max $6 per day)

This zone is applicable to Gold Coast campus only. This zone is available for casual parking after 4 pm at Gold Coast campus.

Payment can be made via the PayStay app or at pay-by-plate machines located on campus.

2-hour casual metered

(green)

$2 per hour (max 2 hours)

This is a 2-hour only metered parking zone and is distinguishable by dark green line markings. Payment should not be made for more than 2-hours when parked in this zone.

Payment can be made via the PayStay app or at pay-by-plate machines located on campus.

Paying for casual parking

PayStay App

The PayStay app enables you to pay for casual all-day or two-hour zoned parking without having to use the Pay-by-Plate machines on campus. Using the app means that you only pay for the time you park on campus, simply press ‘stop’ when you’re leaving.

To identify the PayStay zone you have parked in, the eight-digit zone codes can be found on the parking maps or on car park signage.

  1. Download the PayStay mobile app from your mobile device's App store; available on Android and Apple.
  2. Register your details on the app or via phone 1300 322 111.
  3. Add/select the vehicle number plate
  4. Enter the PayStay zone code and select "next"
  5. Review all details on the "Create Ticket" screen
  6. If these are correct then press START to begin the parking session and press STOP when you leave.

We recommended that you allow notifications for the app so you can receive reminders that the zone time limit is approaching.

PayStay is supported externally to the University. If you experience issues with the application, please contact them directly at customerservice@paystay.com.au or 1300 322 111. For more information about PayStay, visit the website.

Pay-by-plate parking machines

Pay-by-Plate parking machines are a ticketless system with no need to return to your car to affix a paper ticket.

Machines can be located on the parking maps, listed above. Note, these machines accept EFTPOS payment only.

Before paying for your parking, double-check you have parked in the correct zone for the period of time you need. If you want to stay all day, avoid parking in green 2P (two-hour) zones.

  1. Enter the registration of your vehicle
  2. Confirm the registration entered is correct and select “OK”
  3. Use left/right arrows to choose your length of stay, press “OK” and either insert your card into the card reader slot, or tap-and-go.
  4. Your payment has been successfully registered when you reach the "E-Receipt" screen
  5. If required, generate an E-Receipt number. Retrieve your E-Receipt at my-receipt.com

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