Transport

The Acton campus supports a population of nearly 25,000 students and staff, with the majority (64 per cent) travelling to and within campus via bus, carsharing, walking or cycling.

The University manages a fleet of over 100 bicycles and 180 vehicles. All vehicles purchased must meet a minimum of four stars in the Green Vehicle Guide. Hybrids and electric cars are also on the approved list. A cash out policy is available for those who don't need a vehicle.

Greenhouse gas emissions generated from commuting, business-related air and vehicle travel are significant contributors to the University's environmental footprint. University-related travel emissions are offset with Australian and International offset projects.

The University encourages cycling by offering end of trip cycling facilities including over 41 bicycle enclosures which provides over 2,000 covered bicycle parking spaces.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Acton campus is now home to the University’s first electric vehicle (EV) chargers

One Type 2 EV charger and one bi-directional EV charger have been installed in the Geology Close carpark, in front of the Ian Ross building on North Road. The Type 2 charger is available to the ANU community, free of charge when not in use for research purposes

The EV chargers have been installed by the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP). The primary use of the chargers is for testing. As a secondary use, in line with the ANU commitments to reduce the University’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025, the School of Engineering is offering the use of the conventional charger to the ANU community, free of charge.

The chargers are connected to a large solar power array on the roof of the Engineering Building, providing the chargers with clean solar electricity whenever the sun is shining.

Three EV parking spaces are located directly in front of the chargers in the Geology Close carpark. Details on use are located next to the conventional charger (the charger available to the public). This charger has two Type 2 sockets available for public charging. Please note users will need to bring their own charging cable and comply with parking signs (three-hour limit for EVs). Type 2 chargers are compatible with most EVs on the Australian market.

Parking in the solar parking zone is free of charge for three hours, while the vehicle is charging.

The EV charger will be available for use by the ANU community over the next 12 months. After that time, use of the charger will be reviewed.