Parking information

Below you’ll find information about parking options at each of our campuses, Mt Albert and Waitākere, for both staff and students.

Parking at Mt Albert campus

We have a variety of parking spaces around the Mt Albert campus for both staff and students.

Please respect the 30 k/ph speed limit, as well as emergency exit ways, visitor parking, no parking signs, and pedestrians on campus.

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Free parking

There are carparks that don’t require you to pay. These spaces are limited across campus, so you may want to get in early to get a space!

Pay and display parking

A number of our carparks are pay and display. Our pay and display charges apply Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm only. Outside of these days and times, our parking is free.

Parking charges
During these times, whether you’re on campus for an hour or have a whole day of classes to attend, you only need to pay between $1.50 and $4.00 for the day.

How to pay
You can pay at our parking machines using coins, or you can pay using the Inugo app. To find out more about the Inugo app, visit their website.

Go to Inugo website

Parking permits
If you’re a regular user of the pay and display parking, you can apply for a special parking permit, which makes it a bit cheaper – and easier if you don’t carry cash on you – in the long-run.

Apply for a 6-month permit for $100 or a yearly permit for $160. Visit our Security Centre, Building 16, Mt Albert campus to get yours.

Disability parking

We have a number of disability parking spaces across our campus. You can find these marked out on our campus maps

Visitor parking

We have a small number of visitor parking on campus. You can find these marked out on our campus maps.

Carpool parking

Our selection of carpooling parking spaces on campus are great for staff and students traveling in together. Display your special carpooling sticker on your car, and you can park up for as long as you like.

To get your carpooling sticker, contact the Sustainability Team at oneplanet@unitec.ac.nz.

Staff parking

We have carparks scattered around campus for staff only. These parking spaces are clearly marked, so there’s no mistaking them for student parking. Staff must make sure that they display a Unitec staff parking permit on their vehicle windscreens. For more information, see the staff intranet, the Nest.

Please note: we’ve got a strict no parking policy in these areas, and vehicles parked in staff parks not displaying a staff parking permit may be clamped or towed.

Bicycle parking

We have a few bike racks across campus where you can park your bicycle for the time that you’re on campus. If you need to pump your bicycle’s tyres or are looking for the tools to do quick repairs, the bike rack outside building 111 has these available for you.

If you need information about local bike paths, visit the Auckland Transport (AT) website.  Also, see our interactive Wairaka Cycle Map for the central and western routes.

Clamped or towed?

While we may have free and low cost parking at our Mt Albert campus, we do enforce a strict parking policy allowing for wheel clamping or towing of vehicles that are infringing any parking provisions. See our Traffic, Safety and Parking Policy below for more information.

Who do I contact?
If your vehicle has been clamped or you think it’s been towed, you can call our Security Centre on 0800 10 95 90. After hours this number is automatically directed to the Security mobile.

Fees
Fees do apply for vehicles that have been clamped or towed:

  • Clamped - $30 fee
  • Towed - $50 fee

You can pay these fees at the Security Centre, Building 16, Mt Albert campus. You may only pay by Cash or EFTPOS.

Parking at Waitākere

There are a number of parking options in and around our Waitākere campus.

Please respect the speed limit, look out for pedestrians, and adhere to the parking signs set out by the Auckland City Council.

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Free parking

There are carparks around the campus that are free. Many are short-term parking spaces and these areas are patrolled regularly by parking wardens, so make sure you don’t get caught parking for too long in these spaces.

Henderson Library/Unitec carpark

The carparks located next to the Library (Building 530, 14 Trading Place), cost around $1 per hour. Unitec students get a discounted rate if parked there all day, and student IDs will be required. Please ask at the park attendant’s office on level 1 for more information on the deal. For operating hours and carpark features, visit the Auckland Transport (AT) website.

Staff parking

We have a very small number of parking spaces located under building 510, and these are allocated to some of our staff. There’s also a number of parking spaces allocated to Unitec staff in the Trading Place carpark (Building 530, Henderson Library), which include parking charges.

As a Unitec staff member, there’s a discounted rate, and staff IDs will need to be shown. Please ask at the park attendant’s office for more information.

Alderman Drive and Falls Park carpark

Both Alderman Drive and Falls Park carparks are located on the corner of Alderman Drive and Edmonton Road. These carparks are only a short walking distance from the Waitākere campus.

Both carparks are Pay-by-Plate Parking, for more information visit the Auckland Transport (AT) website.

Alderman Drive carpark
Alderman Drive carpark has two parking options. One side of the carpark is free short-term parking and the other side is pay and display. Parking areas are clearly sign-posted to show whether they’re pay and display or free short-term parking.

Falls Park carpark
This carpark is pay and display only.

Please make sure you read all parking signs before parking here.

Clamped or towed?

We do not clamp or tow at the Waitākere campus. However, please observe all parking restrictions on and off-street. Unitec has no control over the operation and/or towage of vehicles from public or private car parking spaces or facilities in Henderson. 

Traffic, Safety and Parking Policy

If you drive to Unitec, the Traffic, Safety and Parking Policy sets out the rules for using your vehicle on campus. It also outlines your rights and obligations when parking at Unitec, and how to retrieve your vehicle if it ever gets towed.

Traffic, Safety and Parking Policy (PDF, 199KB) »

Please make sure you park your vehicle appropriately, taking note of nearby signage and clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket if required.

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