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


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.


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.


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:

General parking

Staff and Student Parking is available at ACU in the underground car park beneath the St Teresa of Kolkata Building.

The Car park is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 6am – 10:30pm and Saturday/Sunday 7:30am – 5:30pm.

The maximum charge is $18 per day.

The car park is managed through the Parkable App – to use the car park, you will need to register with Parkable using your ACU Staff or Student email address and then sign up to the Parkable app to register an account and book your parking bay.

Staff parking 

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). 

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! 

Visitor parking

Limited visitor parking is available.

You can book parking for visitors attending the campus on University business through the Service Central portal at, 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. 


To make any enquiries please contact Campus Concierge through Service Central on (07) 3623 7272.

Further Information

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


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.


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)


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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