Public transport

Public transport is readily available to Brisbane Campus.

City Council buses connect the campus with local train stations and local suburbs including Toombul Shopping Centre, Northgate, Banyo, Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley.

City Council bus stops, both in and out bound, are situated just outside the campus grounds near the intersection of Approach Road and Earnshaw Road.

Bus information on Translink website

ACU bus service

For the convenience of students and staff, ACU runs two free bus services to local public transport hubs.

The ACU service runs Monday to Saturday between Toombul Shopping Centre, Northgate train stations and Chermside Shopping Centre precinct. The departure point from ACU is BCC Bus stop 34, near the corner of Approach Rd. and Earnshaw Rd.

The bus routes can vary depending on traffic conditions to ensure adherence, as much as possible, to the timetables.  In consideration of safety and scheduling, passengers may only board/disembark at the designated stops.

Shuttle pick up points (PDF file, 137KB)

Shuttle bus timetable - 2020 (PDF file, 261KB)


Toombul Service

Monday to Friday the bus leaves Toombul at approximately 7.30 on a 30min. round trip route.

This service departs Toombul, Grace Street (Toombul Railway Station end). The bus continues to Northgate Station, Ridge Street (ramp side) and then to ACU.

The first service arrives at ACU with sufficient time to attend an 8.00am lecture. The last service on this route leaves ACU at approximately 6.30pm

Chermside Service

Monday to Friday the bus leaves from Chermside (Thomas St opp Quest Apartments) every 45 minutes, with the first service at 7:20am.

The first service arrives at ACU with sufficient time to attend an 8.00am lecture.  The last service on this route leaves ACU at approximately 6.30pm.

From 7.30pm a single bus operates on the Chermside/Northgate/Toobul route.  Last service from campus departs at approximately 9.30pm.


On Saturdays, the bus leaves Chermside every hour. The first service leaves Chermside at 1pm arriving at ACU at 1:30pm via Toombul (arriving 1:15pm) and Northgate (arriving 1:20pm). The last service leaves ACU approximately 5:30pm.

Please note: The bus service is provided for the use of ACU students and staff to attend the University for academic and work purposes only. Students and staff may be required to show their ACU Student /Staff ID Card.

ACU will constantly monitor the service and reserve the right to make adjustments and changes to the service in an effort to ensure consistency and cost effectiveness.


There is some student and staff car parking on campus but this is strictly limited and there is no guarantee of an available parking space.

Some street parking is available. Council parking regulations must be followed.

Reserved parking

There are a limited number of reserved parking spaces on the main campus (outside of Building 206). These spaces are for guests and visitors to ACU and must be prearranged with Concierge.

Bookings should be made by submitting a service desk request through Service Central. These bookings are subject to availability.

Staff parking

Access to the staff parking area is available only with an ACU issued swipe card. Please refer to the campus map for location of the staff car park.

Disabled parking

There are a number of disabled parking spaces available on campus, which are located outside of buildings 206, 204 and 214. Please refer to the Brisbane Campus Map for locations.

Students, staff and visitors wishing to park in designated disabled parking spaces must hold and display a current Government issued parking permit.

For any enquiries regarding parking please submit a service desk request through Service Central.

Motor bike parking

There is a limited amount of motorbike parking spaces on campus. These are located adjacent to building 232.

Campus vehicles

Booking a vehicle

Staff members wishing to book a campus vehicle should submit a service desk request through Service Central. Please attach a completed motor vehicle request form (PDF file, 74KB) to the request.

Staff members should include the following information:

  • Dates required
  • Time leaving
  • Time returning

A reply will be sent via the Service Desk confirming or declining the request.

If the vehicle is required immediately, a request can be made to Campus Operations through Service Central on (07) 7 3623 7272.

Using a vehicle

  • The driver collects the keys, logbook, swipe card and fleet card from Reception after producing a current driver’s licence
  • Kilometres are to be noted at commencement of journey in the logbook
  • The kilometres travelled also need to be entered into the booking form on return to campus
  • The plastic pocket containing all information and keys are to be returned to Reception between 8:00am – 5:00pm or the Security Guard 5:00pm – 10:30pm. If after hours, place the package in the mail postage shoot situated next to the mail room (window painted red with "Mail Box" written on it). 

Please note: 

  • In the event of an accident all particulars are to be noted, an insurance claim form is to be completed and returned to Campus Operations as soon as possible (refer to ACU Motor Vehicle Insurance Summary included in package)
  • If the car is unable to be driven after an accident call 24 hour Driver Support on 1300 139 555
  • In the event of a flat tyre or broken windscreen contact 24 hour Driver Support on 1300 139 555
  • If filling the vehicle with petrol, all dockets are to be retained in the plastic pocket
  • Cars should not be parked in long term parking away from the campus as they may be needed by other people on site. The charge for the use of the vehicle is charged back to the relevant organisational unit at the end of the month
  • Cars are parked in the garage inside the staff car park.

Please read the University's policy on driver safety for further information.


ACU encourages staff and students to cycle to campus.

There are a range of cycle paths near campus, see Brisbane City Council Cycling for further details.

There are two sets of bike racks located on campus.

Page last updated on 16/03/2020

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