Parking, public transport and more. Find out how we can help get you on your way to university in times when finances are tight.
University can be expensive and books, stationery and transport can become very costly – very quickly!
Experiencing financial hardship can make travelling to and from campus difficult, whether it is through public transport or via vehicle. For students who study only online and are required to travel to campus for intensives, the potential costs of transport and accommodation can become extremely overwhelming and stressful.
DUSA provides the Transport Assistance Program which is accessible for all students experiencing financial hardship and provides the following financial assistance opportunities.
In order to be eligible for the Transport Assistance Program, students must be required to attend campus or a placement location as part of their course to be considered.
To lodge an application students are required to provide information in the online application form comments section and evidence of their financial situation, including the ‘Transport Assistance Budget Form’ via the Online Transport Assistance Application Form. You will be contacted within 5 working days with the outcome of your application and if successful, the next steps required.
Please note: Successful vPermit and Travel Pass applicants are required to attend campus to receive their vPermit or Travel Pass. vPermits and Travel Passes must be issued directly to the applicants and not able to be processed remotely.
As DUSA has a limited number of permits and assistance packages on offer, students deemed to have the greatest need and who have clearly demonstrated financial hardship will be offered transport assistance. In some instances, students will be required to attend an appointment with our Financial Counsellor for ongoing support.
With extremely limited parking at the Waterfront campus from the 20th March onwards (due to construction), DUSA have a small number of free parking spots available for use at the Westfield Shopping Centre (95 Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220) for 2023.
To be eligible to obtain assistance with parking, you must demonstrate either:
- Financial hardship caused by using alternative transport options.
- Experience extenuating circumstances as to why other parking/ transport options are not feasible such as disability or carer responsibilities.
If financial hardship and/or extenuating circumstances are not indicated within your application below, your application will not be assessed as you will not be eligible.
Please note that unfortunately students living at Deakin Residential Services are not eligible. If you are not eligible for this parking assistance, please see other transport options please here.
If you would like to apply for the off campus parking for Waterfront Students, please complete this application form.