No matter which campus you attend or where you’re coming from, it's easy to get to UniSA. We encourage environmentally friendly travel wherever possible.  

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    Cycling to UniSA

    Cycling is a great way to get to your UniSA campus. It's fun, cheap and good for the environment, as well as being an excellent form of exercise. Adelaide's level roads and abundant bike paths and lanes make for pleasant and easy riding.

    Bike storage and end of trip facilities

    UniSA offers bicycle storage areas, including secure bike storage and end of trip facilities, at its metropolitan campuses. 

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    Learn more about cycling

    Want to learn more about road cycling, cycle clubs and programs in Adelaide? Check out Bike SA, South Australia’s peak body for recreational and commuter cycling in South Australia.

    Want to explore the cycling tracks of around the Adelaide CBD and Mawson Lakes? Check out the Mawson Lakes Bikes and Hike map and City of Adelaide cycling trails guide.

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    Public transport

    Travelling to a UniSA campus on public transport is convenient, affordable and good for the environment. Our City East and City West campuses are well serviced by frequent bus, tram and train services, with stops and stations within walking distance. You can travel to and from Magill campus by bus, and you can travel to and from Mawson Lakes campus by bus or train. 

    Public transport in metropolitan Adelaide is run by Adelaide Metro. Visit the Adelaide Metro website to plan your journey, access timetables, and find out more about tickets and fares.

    Visit the Adelaide Metro website

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    Driving and parking


    On-campus parking is available to students, staff members and visitors at UniSA Magill and Mawson Lakes. Parking provisions are not available at UniSA City East or City West campuses. 

    The University of South Australia uses an electronic pay-as-you-go parking system, 'Parki', provided by Care Park. 

    Physical permits are not issued for parking. Virtual Permits (V-Permits) are used and utilise ‘License Plate Recognition’ (LPR) to ensure monitoring of all car parks. It is essential when applying for parking permits or using the Parki app that you give the correct registration number of your vehicle. All users must abide by the Parking Guidelines

    The UniSA Parki app is free to use and can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android. Parking payments are made by direct debit via your credit/debit card. If you don’t have a compatible phone, you can still pay for parking at one of the pay-by-plate machines located on campus.

    Staff members and postgraduate students based at Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses can apply for a Staff Parking Permit through the V-Permit Parking Portal. This permit allows staff members and postgraduate students to park in zones marked in green on the Magill Parking Map and the Mawson Lakes Parking Map. Permanent and fixed-term contract staff who wish to salary sacrifice their parking can do so through the portal. 

    Visitor parking is available at Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses. Visitor parking zones are marked in yellow on the Magill Parking Map and Mawson Lakes Parking Map.

    For pay-by-plate machine support or Parki app support, please call 08 8212 3422 or email

    Access parking

    Accessible parking is available on all campuses. To apply for an access permit, visit the Accessibility Parking page or contact the FM Assist team on your campus. 

    Motorcycle parking

    Motorcycle parking is available at all UniSA campuses. Staff and students must apply for a parking permit via the V-Permit Parking Portal. V-Permits are valid for the year of issue and are free of charge.

    A Motorcycle V-Permit entitles the holder to park on university grounds in designated motorcycle bays only. For more details, please visit the Parking Guidelines.

    If you require further information or have questions, please contact FM Assist