Casual Parking

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Transport Systems is committed to providing the best parking options possible for all staff, students and visitors to QUT. The University operates pay & display car parks on the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses. The car parks are designed to cater for staff, students and visitors who require short term parking on the campuses.

Most car parks operate 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

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Casual Parking Locations

Pay on Exit

Transport Systems operates pay on exit parking facilities at both Gardens Point campus and Kelvin Grove. These include:

Please Note: The parking facility located at the basement levels of S Block, Z Block and C Block buildings operates as a permit-only area between 7:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday; casual parking is only available on weekday evenings (i.e. enter after 4:00pm and exit before 7:00am), and on weekends.

Please refer to the using pay on exit facilities section below for information about how to access these parking facilities.

Pay and Display

At our Kelvin Grove campus, Transport Systems also provide a number of smaller parking areas which operate using a pay and display model. These include:


Casual Parking Tariffs

Weekday Parking

Duration of Stay Gardens Point Kelvin Grove
QUT ID Holder Visitor/Other QUT ID Holder Visitor/Other
Up to 1 Hour $5.00 $15.00 $5.00 $5.00
1 to 2 Hours $6.00 $30.00 $6.00 $10.00
2 to 3 Hours $8.00 $45.00 $6.00 $15.00
3 to 4 Hours $10.00 $60.00 $7.00 $20.00
4 to 5 Hours $12.00 $75.00 $7.00 $25.00
5 to 6 Hours $16.00 $75.00 $8.00 $30.00
6 to 7 Hours $25.00 $75.00 $8.00 $30.00
7 to 8 Hours $30.00 $75.00 $9.00 $35.00
8 to 9 Hours $35.00 $75.00 $9.00 $35.00
9 to 24 Hours $40.00 $75.00 $11.00 $35.00
Lost or Damaged Ticket $40.00 $75.00 $25.00 $35.00
All prices include GST.


Evening Parking (Gardens Point Campus)

Visitor/Other customers who enter after 6:00pm and exit before midnight will receive a discounted rate of $5.00 per hour or part thereof.


Weekend and Public Holiday Parking

QUT provides a low daily rate for parking on weekends (the tariff applies per entry/exit transaction, and per calendar day).

Campus Gardens Point Kelvin Grove
Tariff $10.00 $5.00


Further Information

Using Pay and Display Parking

When entering the car parks, customers first find a car space before going to one of the ticket machines located in the car park. Once parking duration has been selected and paid for, the customer will then be issued with a ticket, which must be displayed on their vehicle while the vehicle is parked in the car park.

The pay and display machines accept credit cards and coins. If you experience problems with one form of payment, please try another, or try a different machine. Transport Systems kindly asks that you report all faults on 3138 2225 between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

As alternative machines and payment methods are available, parking without a ticket is likely to result in an infringement.

Using large numbers of silver coins to pay for parking often causes jams in the equipment; please use gold coins where possible, and limit the use of silver coins. Because of their shape, fifty cent coins are often the cause of coin jams and should be avoided. To avoid any inconvenience or delays, Transport Systems recommends customers should keep some gold coins handy.

Infringement notices will be issued to vehicles:


Using Pay on Exit Parking

When entering the car park, please press the green button to receive your ticket. Find a parking bay and take the ticket with you when you leave the car park. On returning to the car park, payment can be made at any Pay Station (cash or card), or at the exit boom-gate (card only).

Customers should note:


Differential Pricing

QUT provides current staff and students with access to discounted parking rates for casual parking. In order to access the discounted ID Cardholder fee, customers must:

  1. Badge (i.e. touch) a valid staff or student identification card on the pay station card reader.
  2. Immediately insert the parking ticket to the machine. The ticket must be inserted within five seconds.
  3. Confirm the amount due for payment. *
  4. Make the required payment using one of the approved payment methods.

Where Differential Pricing has not been accessed correctly, Transport Systems will not refund any parking fee paid at the Visitor/Other rate.

Customers should note:


Pre-Paid Parking Vouchers

Transport Systems provides the following pre-paid voucher options.

Voucher Type Gardens Point Kelvin Grove
Up to 4 Hours $66.00 Not Available
Up to 24 Hours $82.50 $38.50
All prices include GST.

Purchasing Pre-Paid Vouchers

Using Pre-Paid Vouchers