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Parking on campus

Visitor parking

Due to the demand for parking on campus, the University of Otago is unable to provide many dedicated visitor parking spaces.

We encourage the use of on-street parking near the University campus. For information relating to on-street parking around the Dunedin campus, please visit the Dunedin City Council website.

Some departments have parks available for visitors and we recommend you contact the department you are visiting beforehand to see if parking is available.

The Clocktower Building has limited spaces available to visitors on University-related business in the Clocktower Building only. Authorisation to park in those spaces can be arranged by contacting:

Office of the Registrar
Tel +64 3 479 8201

Leased parking

University parks are available for leasing by staff, students, departments and other University users. All parks leased by the University are allocated via a waiting list with preference generally given to staff and departments as per the University of Otago Parking Policy. Please be aware that waiting lists for University parks vary between areas of campus with the longest waiting lists generally seen for parks in the southern part of the Dunedin campus around the Hospital, School of Medicine and School of Dentistry.

How to apply

To add your name to the waiting list, please download and complete the parking application form and return it to the Parking Administrator.

Please note that the “Return via email now” button on the form is currently not functional. You will need to save the form and send it by email.

Parking application form (PDF)

Parking Administrator

Parking fees

As of 1 February 2022, parking fees for leased University parks are:

NZ $20.60 per week for uncovered parks*
NZ $25.75 per week for covered parks*

*Parking fees are reviewed annually. Costs include GST.

Unauthorised parking

Leased parks are for the exclusive use of the licensee between the hours of 7.30am–5.30pm, Monday–Friday (excluding statutory public holidays) unless signposted otherwise. Any unauthorised vehicles parked in University spaces between these hours or parked in an area not designated for parking may be removed at the owner's expense.

To report an unauthorised vehicle in a University park please contact the Parking Administrator on +64 3 479 8014 and provide the make, colour and registration number of the unauthorised vehicle along with the park number and location. Only the park licensee and those nominated by the licensee can request a tow-away from their park.

Terms and conditions

Car Park Licence Agreement – Terms and Conditions (PDF)