Casual parking on campus

Casual visitors can purchase a daily or short stay parking permit which is valid in the parking zones indicated in the below table.

Parking must be paid for any time your vehicle is on campus during regulated hours. Payment can be made via the PayStay App or Pay-by-Plate parking machines, please see instructions below. PayStay App zone codes are located on campus parking maps.

There are no casual parking facilities at Griffith South Bank campus, street parking is available in accordance with local parking regulations.

Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Logan campuses

Casual daily parking zones (yellow) and casual short stay parking with a 2-hour maximum limit (green) are available for purchase.

Gold Coast campus

Casual daily parking zones (blue) and casual short stay parking with a 2-hour maximum limit (green) are available for purchase.

Staff and students will be required to utilise the differential codes to access the $2/hour, at a maximum of $6/day rate at both the Pay-by-Plate parking machine and the PayStay app. Please note refunds are not facilitated where the differential code is not used.

Permit types and costs

Parking typeCostApply

Daily (Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Logan)

Pay by the hour ($2 per hour max $6 per day)Purchase from Pay-by-plate machines located on campus or use the PayStay app.

Daily (Gold Coast)

Pay by the hour ($8 per hour max $25 per day)Griffith staff and students need the differential code (login required) to access $2/hour, maximum $6/day, rate.

Casual Daily (G55 only)

Pay at Pay-by-Plate parking machine or via PayStay on arrival

Pay by the hour ($8 per hour max $25 per day)Griffith staff and students need the differential code (login required) to access $2/hour, maximum $6/day, rate.

Short stay (2hrs max)

$2 per hour (max 2 hours)Purchase from Pay-by-plate machines located on campus or use the PayStay app.

PayStay App

PayStay is a smartphone app that allows you to purchase a daily or short-term permit without having to use Pay-by-Plate parking machines. PayStay zone codes can be located on the parking maps, listed above.

By using PayStay, you only pay for the time you use the car park.

  1. Download the PayStay mobile app from your mobile device's App store; available on Android and Apple.
  2. Register at PayStay or via phone 1300 322 111.
  3. Add/select the vehicle registration
  4. Enter the PayStay zone code, or differential code in zone field (Gold Coast only), 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 encourage you to register for reminders of approaching time limits.

Please note 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. Find out more on the PayStay 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.

  1. Enter the registration of your vehicle
  2. Confirm the registration entered is correct and select “OK”
  3. Select "OK" again to be sent to the Permit screen (Gold Coast only)
  4. Enter 5-digit differential code and select "OK" (Gold Coast only)
  5. Select your payment method using left/right arrows
  6. For cash payment, insert coins to cover your required length of stay
  7. For card payment, 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.
  8. Your payment has been successfully registered when you reach the "E-Receipt" screen
  9. If required, generate an E-Receipt number. Retrieve your E-Receipt at my-receipt.com.

Please take note of regulated parking time limits, e.g. you must not park for longer than two hours in a 2P metered parking zone.

Contact us

Parking Section, Campus Life Administration

(07) 3735 5500

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8.00 am - 4.00 pm