Parking terms and conditions

Please read the information below about using the vPermit and/or parking at ANU.

Australian National University parking terms and conditions

The ANU Parking Terms and Conditions are issued under the ANU Parking and Traffic Statute 2015. In accordance with the Australian National University Act 1991, the Parking and Traffic Statute 2015 enacts supplementary legislation for the regulation and control of traffic and parking on ANU campus/s. The Parking and Traffic Statue should be read in conjunction with Australian Capital Territory road transport legislation which applies within the ANU.

While parking at ANU, the following terms and conditions apply:

  • Drivers must observe any traffic and parking control signs at the entrance to or within the ANU land and must comply with directions given by any ANU parking or security officer.
  • A parking fee applies to vehicles parked on ANU land at all times during the paid parking hours. If a driver brings a vehicle onto the ANU and wishes to park, the driver agrees to pay the parking fee as advertised on any parking control sign.
  • Drivers may pay a parking fee by: using a voucher vending machine - where indicated by a parking control sign; or by paying online using the vPermit system (to eligible persons); or by paying online using the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) parking system. Both online parking systems are managed by CellOPark Pty Ltd on behalf of the ANU.
  • In the case of a vPermit or PAYG, it is the driver's responsibility to ensure they have registered online and have either organised the relevant parking fees to be paid or have paid the relevant parking fee (as the case may be).
  • In the case of a vPermit or PAYG, it is the driver's responsibility to ensure their vPermit account details are correct (eg. vehicle registration number, address, mobile number).
  • In the case of a vPermit or PAYG, it is the driver's responsibility to ensure they have selected the 'active' vehicle which is parked on campus. If a driver does not set the correct active vehicle when parking on campus, they may receive an infringement notice.
  • In the case of vPermit, permit holders may not, by sale, exchange or transfer, allow their permit to be used by another person.
  • The purchase of a parking permit (including this vPermit) gives a driver permission to park on ANU land - it does not guarantee a parking space.
  • Parking permits are not valid until payment has been received and receipt number entered.
  • All vehicles must be parked in marked bays. Contravention may attract a parking infringement notice (PIN). All ANU campuses have been gazetted and sign posted in accordance with the requirements of the ACT road transport legislation.
  • The University issues parking infringement notices under the ANU Act and ANU Parking and Traffic Statute. When an infringement notice remains unpaid and is not appealed, a request is sent to the relevant State/Territory authority to determine the registered owner of the vehicle. The Privacy Act allows the University to request this information in respect of matters of law enforcement namely parking infringements.
  • Should an infringement notice remain unpaid and no waiver request, application of withdrawal or request for extension of time to pay be received the notice may be referred to the ACT Magistrates Court.  In the event this occurs the registered owner is liable to pay the designated authority the sum of the prescribed penalty for the infringement, the administrative charge and the disbursements incurred by the designated authority, including any fee paid on the lodgement of a summons.  If the Court rules in favour of the University the infringement will attract a criminal conviction.
  • The ANU reserves the right to cancel a driver's parking permit or permission to park on ANU land if circumstances require.
  • Permission to park on ANU land is not a condition of enrolment or employment.
  • While the ANU takes care in providing parking and parking facilities on its land, it accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any theft from or of, or loss or damage to, a vehicle entering or parking on ANU land. Drivers enter and park at the ANU at their own risk.
  • Driver's parking on campus who choose to place a car cover on their vehicle do so with the understanding that Security Officers may remove the cover to determine the registration number of the vehicle and place an infringement notice on the vehicle if appropriate.
  • The ANU reserves the right to declare by notice that parking restrictions, or parking restrictions of a particular kind do not apply for a period and for a particular place on ANU land.
  • Drivers acknowledge and agree that parking and driving on ANU land is managed under ANU Parking and Traffic Statute in accordance with the ACT road transport legislation. Drivers agree at all times to comply with the ACT road and transport regulations and the ANU Parking Terms and Conditions.