Parking at our Perth campus is free after 5pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday in the red and green zones. At all other times, you’ll need to display a valid parking permit.

At our Rockingham and Mandurah campuses parking is always free, however you will need to display a valid parking  permit.

Parking zones and bays

We offer a range of parking zones and bays, depending on your needs.

Zone or BayCampusDescription
Red zonePerthAvailable for university staff and students, commercial tenants and university contractors who have purchased 'red' zone parking permits.
Green zonePerth, Rockingham and MandurahAvailable for university staff and students, commercial tenants and university contractors who have purchased 'green' zone, 'red' zone or ‘purple’ Murdoch University Village parking permits.
Purple zoneMurdoch University Village (Perth)Available for Murdoch University Village residents and staff who have purchased 'purple' zone parking permits.
Reserved baysPerth, Rockingham and MandurahDesignated bays allocated to university staff and students, commercial tenants, University Pool Vehicles and Schools/Offices where a 'yellow' reserved parking permit has been approved and purchased. If the allocated bay is full, parking in 'red' or 'green' zones is permitted without penalty. Vehicles not registered with the permit are not permitted to park in these bays.
Visitor baysPerthAvailable in car parks 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7A. Tickets must be purchased and displayed 8.00am – 5.00pm weekdays. If you have a Murdoch parking permit you are not permitted to park in visitor parking areas.
ACROD and Easy Access baysPerth, Rockingham and MandurahA valid ACROD parking permit is required to be displayed by Murdoch staff and students, commercial tenants and visitors when parking in an ACROD bay. An ACROD parking permit holder is not required to purchase and display a Murdoch parking permit. Find out more about ACROD and Easy Access bays
Motorcycle baysPerth, Rockingham and MandurahMotorcycle / scooter bays are available at all three campuses including the Perth campus in car parks 2, 3, 4 and 7. You are not required to display a permit for parking in these bays.
Service baysPerth, Rockingham and MandurahTo be used by authorised contractor vehicles servicing the university. A valid temporary contractor service vehicle permit must be clearly displayed.
Loading baysPerth, Rockingham and MandurahAvailable for Murdoch staff and students, commercial tenants or university contractors who need to load or unload equipment or goods; 15 minute time limit applies. Not to be used for patron drop-off and pick up.

Permits and tickets

If you’re parking at our Perth campus you’ll need to pay for and display the appropriate parking permit. There is no cost for parking at our Mandurah and Rockingham campuses.

Commercial & ContractorRed$500$300$60  
VisitorsVisitor    $3 per hour

Apply for a parking permit

You can apply online for your parking permit for the whole year or each semester. As part of your application, you’ll need to provide:

  • Murdoch username (student or staff number)
  • Murdoch password
  • Vehicle registration number
  • For paid parking permits, your credit card (Visa, MasterCard or bank card)

Your permit will be mailed to you within two working days of your payment being received.

Continuous employees or staff with a fixed-term contract of 12 months or more can use payroll deduction to pay for parking.

Casual employees, staff on a fixed-term contract of less than 12 months, contractors and commercial tenants will need to obtain parking permits in person. Please note, you will need to provide ID and employment details.

Murdoch alumni are entitled to a free 'green' zone parking permit which must be applied for in person at the Student Centre and renewed annually. You will need to provide a student card or photo identification and complete an application form.

Alumni permits are not available to current Murdoch University staff and students, commercial staff or contractors, or transferable to family or friends. There is no reciprocal parking arrangement with any other Perth university for a Murdoch University alumni permit.

Failure to display a current permit or incorrect use of the permit may result in an infringement being issued and the permit being revoked.

To apply in person for a parking permit, please visit the Student Centre at Perth or Mandurah or the PDCSO in Building 104 at Rockingham.

Apply online

Parking refunds

If you are a staff member who has resigned from the university, or a student who has formally withdrawn from the university prior to the final date of withdrawal per the HECS policy, you may be eligible for a parking permit refund.

Refunds are available on the following conditions:

  • The permit is returned wholly and in good condition to the Student Centre at the Perth campus
  • For full year permits refunds prior to Semester 1 census date: 100% refund
  • For semester 1 only permits, prior to Semester 1 census date: 50% refund
  • For semester 2 only permits, prior to Semester 2 census date: 50% refund
  • Refunds apply only to annual and semester permits
  • Refunds are not available for payroll deduction or for monthly, weekly or daily permits
  • No refund is available for contractors and commercial tenants.

You can apply for a parking refund by returning your annual or semester permit in person to the Perth campus Student Centre before the nominated census date.

Parking fines

The university is authorised to impose penalties for infringements committed under the University Land and Traffic By-Laws.

You can pay your parking infringement online with your credit card. Note – you must have your infringement number available to make a payment.

Payment of your infringement can also be made through the mail via cheque or in person at the Perth campus Student Centre.

Failure to pay an infringement may result in the following:

  • Referral to the Fines Enforcement Registry
  • Student enrolment being encumbered (results withheld or graduation suspended) until the infringement and associated fees are paid in full
  • Staff being encumbered (unable to purchase a new parking permit) until the infringement and associated fees are paid.
Pay a fine

Appealing a fine

When you are issued an infringement notice, you have 7 days from the date of the infringement in which to appeal. Appeals against infringement notices must be made in writing on the Infringement Appeal Form, and can be handed in to the Student Centre at the Perth campus or posted to:

Parking Office
Murdoch University
South Street, Murdoch, WA, 6150

Verbal and email explanations will not be accepted. Appeal Forms can be obtained from the Student Centre or downloaded below.

Please note: the waiver of infringements will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions

The Murdoch University traffic by-laws are detailed in Part III of the University by-laws. University traffic by-laws are enforced and may result in the issue of an infringement notice and the required payment of a penalty.

  • A valid parking permit must be displayed at all times. Notes on windshields are not accepted.
  • A valid parking permit does not guarantee a parking bay. Current permit holders must only park in the designated areas applicable to the type of permit held (exception applies to Reserved Permit holders).
  • The University does not accept responsibility for damage to or loss of vehicles on University land nor for damage to or loss of accessories or contents in any vehicle.
  • Damage to lost or stolen vehicles, including contents or personal property should be reported to Murdoch University Security Services by email or phone 9360 6262 and the WA Police 131 444.
  • There are no reciprocal parking arrangements with other Perth Universities.
  • There is no part-time permit option.
  • Lost, stolen and damaged permits must be reported to the Student Centre and an application for a replacement permit completed and processed, along with a police report number and/or a statutory declaration.
  • Permits are the responsibility of the permit holder and if lost, stolen or damaged a replacement fee applies.
  • Permits are issued to one person and are not transferable to anyone else. Permits may only be transferred between alternate vehicles that have been nominated and registered under the permit system.
  • Permit holders are required to keep details of their vehicle and address up to date.

Arriving by public transport

Planning your journey to Murdoch campus on public transport? The Transperth Journey Planner will help you find the best route with up-to-date route and timetable information. As a Murdoch student you may be eligible for discounted travel using a Tertiary SmartRider from the Guild Kiosk in the Library.

Use Transperth Journey Planner