Parking at Federation University

Permit parking is available at our Mt Helen, SMB and Berwick Campuses. A Zone 4 permit covers you for the three campuses - Berwick, SMB and Mt Helen regardless of your origin Campus application. A Zone 7 is only for your origin Campus application and a Zone 4 permit at the other two campuses. A permit allows for 5 vehicle registrations with only one registration to be activated when parked on Campus.

Please observe all parking signs and do not park in a permit zone unless you have obtained a vPermit or CellOPark Casual Parking permit (Berwick Campus only) as our enforcement officers will be out there patrolling the carparks.

Please see our Parking Procedure.

Parking at each of our Campuses

Visitor parking is available at all campuses and some areas are free.  Mt Helen, Gippsland and Wimmera campuses have a number of free all day parking spaces.

Paying for Parking

Zone 7 and Zone 4

Students and staff who park on campus regularly can purchase a Zone 7 or Zone 4 permit annually or for the semester.  Staff can have the cost taken from their salary, if it makes things easier.  Zone 7 and Zone 4 parking applications are handled through our online vPermit system.  Manage your Zone 7 and Zone 4 permit on your desktop or smartphone via

Existing permit holders – staff and students

Your current permit information is preloaded into the system so you just need to check it is correct.

New permit holders – staff and students need to do the following:

  • Log in via the Federation sign in at the top of the sign in page
  • Click on ‘Apply for a vPermit’
  • Use the drop-down menus to choose your main campus and permit type
    (salary sacrifice is available for staff)

Tenants and Contractors

Tenants and contractors wishing to apply for a Zone 7 and Zone 4 parking permit should email directly.

Official University Guests

Schools and Departments requiring daily visitor permits for official university guests should email directly.

Casual Parking – Berwick Campus

The Pay and Display option at the Berwick Campus has been replaced with CellOPark PAY-BY-APP to pay for casual parking. Casual parking can be purchased by the hour or by the day through our ‘PAY-BY-APP’ CellOPark system.  The first hour is free, then $2.00 per hour or $6.00 for the day. Instructions will be sign posted or you can download the CellOPark parking app, which is free to download.

You will need to use the relevant CellOPark zone number for registration:

  • Berwick Campus is 1300407

Some things that are not changing:

1.         There will be no changes to permit fees and there will be no additional paid parking areas other than those that have already been established under the previous parking system. Staff and Students at the Mt Helen Campus will still have access to free parking spaces

2.         Staff can still salary sacrifice the cost of their permit using the vPermit system which will recommence 23 February 2023

3.         No changes to existing free parking areas

4.         No changes at our Wimmera or Gippsland Campuses

An education process involving written warnings to motorists who park in a permit zone without a valid permit, will commence from Monday 6 March 2023.

Accessible Parking

Australian Disability Parking (ADP) and Double Time (DT) Permits

All campuses have accessible parking spaces to support students, staff and visitors who have a valid accessible parking permit issued for their use.

An ADP permit can be used and allows the permit holder to:

  • park a vehicle in an accessible parking bay for the time displayed on the sign, or
  • park in a standard parking bay for double the time displayed on the parking sign.

A valid ADP permit must be displayed to park in these areas.  A Federation University parking permit is not required. If an accessible parking space is unavailable, vehicles displaying a valid disabled permit may also park in Zone 7 or Zone 4 permitted areas.

A DT permit allows the permit holder, as the driver or passenger, to park in a standard parking bay for double the time on the parking sign.  Vehicles displaying a DT permit are permitted to park in a Zone 7 or Zone 4 permitted areas.

Motorbikes, Scooters and Bicycles

Free parking is available for all types of bikes at Federation University.

You can park your motorbike or scooter in designated bays, bike racks and bike cages for bicycles are available.

Received a Parking Infringement?

Parking infringement notices may be issued on campus for illegally parked vehicles.

Infringements may be issued for example -

  • parking permits not electronically purchased (vPermit or CellOPark)
  • expired parking permits
  • vehicles that don't have a valid permit for the zone in which the vehicle is parked
  • vehicles parked in areas other than a marked parking bay.

Instructions for paying infringements are noted on the reverse side on the parking infringement notice.

The person issued with the parking infringement notice, or person acting on his or her behalf, may apply to have the decision to serve the parking infringement notice internally reviewed by the enforcement agency under the Act.  All requests for review are handled by Bartels, Taylor and Associates on behalf of Federation University.

To lodge an appeal for internal review, visit and Federation University Australia as the Agency Name.

Written requests are also accepted and must include –

full particulars of the infringement;

your name;

your address;

and to be sent to -

Review - Federation University Australia 
PO Box 577 
Melton VIC 3337

Please see the following document for FAQ's