The terms and conditions of parking at Griffith

Permits are only available for purchase by active Griffith University staff or students.

Permit purchases are regularly monitored and are subject to careful analysis.  The number of permits issued is restricted according to the type of permit and information obtained from regular parking and student attendance surveys. Despite this careful approach, there may be occasions at peak times when a person with a permit may not be able to find a parking space; in these instances, it may be necessary to wait a short time until a parking space becomes available.

General Information

Parking regulations apply on the Logan, Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank campuses and are enforceable 7 days a week under the Griffith University Act 1998. The State Penalty Enforcement Regulation 2014 provides for penalties ranging from 1/2 to 3 penalty units for parking and speeding offences on site. All penalties are enforceable through the Queensland Justice System. A typical penalty imposed by the court for an unpaid breach can be up to $280 or 4 days imprisonment. (1 penalty unit = $137.85 at 1 July 2021)

A valid virtual parking permit is required to park a vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle (unless the motor cycle is parked in a motor cycle zone or bicycle in a bicycle zone) on site for any period between the hours of 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday (except as signed and on Public Holidays) on Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Logan and Southbank; 7 am to 11.30 pm, Monday-Sunday on Gold Coast campus.

  • If you register more than one vehicle (max two) against a virtual permit, you can only use one vehicle on any of the Griffith campuses at any one point in time. If more than one of the registered vehicles is found on the same or another Griffith University campus at the same time, one of the vehicles will be issued with an Infringement Notice.
  • If you need to change a vehicle registration for any reason eg. You sell your car and purchase another you need to update the details via Manage your parking permit.

Permit periods

Permit period Sale dates for permits Permit valid dates
2021 Annual

Gold Coast and Logan - Monday 1 February 2021

Nathan and Mt Gravatt - Wednesday 3 February 2021

27 February 2021 to 26 February 2022
Trimester 1 permits 2021

Gold Coast and Logan - Monday 8 February2021

Nathan and Mt Gravatt - Wednesday 10 February 2021

27 February to 2 July 2021
Trimester 2 permits 2021

Gold Coast and Logan - Monday 21 June 2021 at 9 am

Nathan and Mt Gravatt - Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 9 am

3 July to 5 November 2021
Trimester 3 permits 2021

Gold Coast and Logan - TBA

Nathan and Mt Gravatt - TBA

6 November 2021 to 25 February 2022

Residents

If you are a student staying in residence on the Nathan or Mt Gravatt campus you are eligible for a Residential Permit. Residents are only able to register one vehicle against the virtual permit. If you purchase a residential permit and are NOT a genuine resident your permit will be revoked, and you will not be eligible for a refund.

Purchase of a permit does not exempt drivers of vehicles from receiving Notices of Alleged Breach. It is your responsibility to ensure you have entered and changed vehicle details (if required) accurately and park legally when on campus.

Permit zones

General permit

General Permit holders are eligible to park in the General parking areas on Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast and Logan campuses. They are generally signed with "Traffic Area" signage stating "Any valid Griffith University permit" (Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Logan Campuses). At the Gold Coast campus, the signage states, "General Permit Holders only". If you park in a metered space (2P), the requisite fee must be paid.

Limited Access permit

Limited Access Permit and access card - may be used at:

  • Upper car park A and upper carpark B, Mt Gravatt campus
  • J bay at Nathan campus
  • Bay B at Logan campus
  • General car parks at Nathan, Logan and Mt Gravatt campuses only.
  • G55 Multistorey at Gold Coast campus only

Multistorey permit (N38)

The N38 Multistorey permit and access card - may be used only at:

    • All sections of the Multistorey car park (Ridge) as signed at Nathan campus (including rooftop)
    • The undercover permit sections of the Multistorey car park (G55) as signed at Gold Coast campus
    • Limited Access parking areas at Logan, Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses
    • General parking areas at Nathan, Logan and Mt Gravatt campuses only

Undercover permit and access card (G55)

The G55 Multistorey permit and access card - may be used only at:

    • The undercover permit sections of the Multistorey car park (G55) as signed at Gold Coast campus
    • All sections of the Multistorey car park (Ridge) as signed at Nathan campus (including rooftop)
    • Limited Access parking areas at Logan, Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses
    • General parking areas at Nathan, Logan and Mt Gravatt campuses only
    • Not valid in G13 carpark

Multistorey Permit (G13)

The G13 Multistorey permit and access card - may be used only at:

    • All sections of the Multistorey car park G13 and permit areas of G55 as signed at Gold Coast campus (including G13 rooftop)
    • All sections of the Multistorey car park (Ridge) as signed at Nathan campus (including rooftop)
    • Limited Access parking areas at Logan, Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses
    • General parking areas at Nathan, Logan and Mt Gravatt campuses only

Card access

For boom-gated car parks, access can only be allocated to the permit holders access card based on sNumber.

Refunds

Refunds are only provided for parking permits that have been paid in full. Please email parking@griffith.edu.au to advise of permit cancellation and to request refund instructions if applicable. Applications for a refund must be submitted online via the University Concur system:

Annual permit refunds are as follows:

    • Permit cancelled before 27 February - full refund
    • Permit cancelled between 27 February and 31 May - 75% refund
    • Permit cancelled between 1 June and 31 August - 50% refund
    • Permit cancelled between 1 September and 30 November - 25% refund
    • Permit cancelled on or after 1 December - no refund available

Trimester permit refunds are as follows:

  • permit cancelled before week 1 of teaching in that Trimester - full refund
  • permit cancelled between week 1 of teaching and Trimester census date - 50% refund
  • permit cancelled after Trimester census date - no refund available

Salary deduction/package: For permits purchased via salary deduction / packaging, payments will cease at the end of the next following payroll run, where the permit holder advises the Parking section in writing to parking@griffith.edu.au that they no longer require a permit.

Permit payment by salary sacrifice (eligible staff only)

    • Payment by either Salary Packaging (pre tax deductions) or Salary Deduction (post tax deductions) will be deducted each pay period
    • The cost of the permit is equally divided across the valid pay periods
    • Where 2 payments are missed the Parking team will contact the permit holder via the email listed against the permit and allow 14 days to rectify prior to cancelling the permit
    • If going on leave without pay and you wish to keep a permit active please contact parking@griffith.edu.au to discuss options

Important

The University takes no responsibility for any damage or loss of property as a result of the driving or parking of vehicles on any of its sites. If you expect to drive to the University and park your vehicle, we encourage you not to leave any valuables in your vehicle and especially not in clear view. We would also encourage you to use steering lock devices (such as a "club lock"), car alarm/immobiliser systems and park your vehicle in frequently used and well-lit areas. All vehicles parked on site do so at the owner's risk.

Visitor Parking

Official visitor parking bays are available for external visitors on official University business for less than one day. Visitor parking bays may only be booked by a Griffith staff member. Should visitor bays be unavailable, casual parking should be offered instead. If your reservation is successful, an email will be sent to the staff member to pass on to your visitor. Visitor bays are monitored and non-compliant bookings will be cancelled.

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