ACU aims to help students and staff choose the most sustainable way to travel to and from campus. How you get to campus is important: it impacts on our local communities, on our environment and also on your health, wellbeing and finances.

Your transport choices for Melbourne Campus are listed below, and make sure you check out Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner to help plan your trip.

Public transport

Train

The nearby Parliament Train Station is serviced by 14 lines and is on the City Loop – so there are frequent services all day to stations on those 14 lines, and to Flinders St Station.

The walk from the station to the campus is only 600m (about a 10 minute walk) on good, well-lit paths.

Bus

Twenty bus services stop within 450 metres of the Melbourne Campus.

We recommend that you use the PTV Journey Planner to find the best bus service for you.

Tram

Seven tram services stop within easy walking distance of the campus:

  • Route 11: West Preston – Victoria Harbour Docklands
  • Route 12: Victoria Gardens – St Kilda Fitzroy Street
  • Route 24: North Balwyn – City
  • Route 30: St Vincent’s Plaza – New Quay, Docklands
  • Route 86: Bundoora RMIT – Telstra Dome, Docklands
  • Route 96: East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach
  • Route 109: Box Hill – Port Melbourne.

The following websites can help you plan your journey:

Campus vehicle hire

The Melbourne and Ballarat campuses now use Hertz for car hire needs, and no longer have campus vehicles.

Call Hertz on 133039 or book online by selecting Hertz Car Hire from the links below.

Use the discount/club code: 2145782

You can request that the vehicle is delivered to campus.

Hertz Car hire, Victoria Campuses only

See Driver Safety Policy.

Parking

If you've checked out your available sustainable transport options but have chosen to drive, see our parking information below.

Staff parking

Some staff parking is available on the Melbourne Campus in the rear car park.

To assist staff with parking, the University has established an arrangement where staff may elect to have the cost of parking deducted from their fortnightly salary before tax. The University is able to provide this benefit to staff without incurring Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT).

Please refer to Payroll for charging and FBT conditions and arrangements.

Click here for the Pre-Tax Parking Policy (MS Word Document, 38KB).

Please note: There are a number of allocated bays in the front car park for staff, contractors, visitors and disabled. The staff parking is allocated under the same system as the rear car park with the exception that the bays are permanent.

General parking

Parking is available in the multi-storey car park at the rear of 115 Victoria Parade during semester time.

The carpark is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday from 7:00am - 9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 8:00am - 6:00pm.

The charge is a maximum of $10.00 per day (after four hours). This is payable via a ticket machine.

Limited street parking is available close to the University, but these areas are heavily patrolled, so stick to the time limit or expect a ticket!

Disabled parking

There are two disabled parking spaces available in the front car park. Please contact Campus Concierge on (03) 9953 3000 if you would like to discuss disabled parking requirements.

Visitor parking

You can book parking for visitors attending the campus on University business through the Service Central portal at https://acu.service-now.com/service_central, using the Visitor Car Parking link in Related Services.

Visitor parking is not available for staff, students, or contractors, and must be booked with at least 2 working days notice.

Commuter club

The Commuter Club is a scheme for companies to purchase yearly myki tickets on behalf of their staff at a discounted rate. These myki cards allow unlimited train, tram and bus travel for a full year in selected zones.

ACU has agreed to participate in the Commuter Club and provide financial assistance to ACU staff members to help with the purchase of an annual ticket.

Enquiries

To make any enquiries please contact Campus Concierge on (03)9953 3000.

Further Information

Payroll Deduction Form Commuter Club 2020 (PDF, 475KB)

Bike

Cycling to the Melbourne Campus is encouraged and supported by the University.

We’ve made it as easy as possible to park your bike on campus. You can find bike racks all over the campus, including inside the Daniel Mannix Building, in a bike cage on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park behind 115 Victoria Parade and on Young Street.

Many roads that lead to the Melbourne Campus have bike lanes or wide kerbside lanes for cyclists – but be careful, as always, when sharing the road with other vehicles. The rule of thumb is this: choose your cycling route based on your cycling ability. The way you drive to University might not be the way you should ride to University.

Maps

There are a number of online resources you can use to help plan your bike trip:

Staff amenities

There are lockers, showers and bike racks available at every campus, and they are improving as we develop our campuses. The link below contains a document that lists the location and other important details of your campus's bike racks, lockers, and showers.

Staff amenities (MS Word Document, 14KB)

Walk

We all know that physical activity is good for your health, studies and general wellbeing. The easiest way to get physical is to incorporate walking into your everyday activities, such as part of your journey to campus.

 

Page last updated on 26/02/2020

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