The Parking Service exists to ensure that University of Waikato parking areas, roads, footpaths and other areas are used in accordance with safe parking practice, as well as providing a number of specific services as listed below.

Security is available to walk you to and from your vehicle if you feel vulnerable. This service extends to the University boundaries and does not include walking or driving people to home addresses or private car parking facilities outside the campus.

Please call x4444 or 07 838 4444 and give 10-15 minutes notice for this service.

The Parking Service is coordinated by the Security Manager, email [email protected]

The Parking Service:

  • Getting to Campus: Information for staff, students and visitors about parking areas, what it will cost and how to pay.
  • All Parking Services are requested through Kuhukuhu.This includes staff who wish to park in permitted parking areas either with a License to Hunt (LTH) or Reserved Car Park; adding LTH details to PayMyPark, updating license plate details, advising of temporary vehicle use, event parking requests, and Tauranga visitor parking.
  • Staff wanting to park in Permit Parking areas must apply for a either a LTH or Reserved car park in Kuhukuhu, and set up a payroll deduction via Āku Mahi.
  • Provides ad hoc signage for maintenance closures, special events, conferences and directional signage. Notification of such requests must be received via Kuhukuhu at least 3 working days prior to the event.
  • Provides a general parking management service for one-off events such as Graduation. There may be a charge for any costs incurred.
  • Oversees the self-service visitor parking booking system available to staff.
  • Manages campus parking facilities and ensures compliance with safe parking practice, in designated parking areas. This includes taking action of either wheel-clamping or towing where vehicles are parked incorrectly. The fee for wheel-clamp removal is $50 (GST inclusive) if parked in LTH or General Parking areas, or $100 (GST inclusive) if parked in a Reserved Numbered park. The fee is payable at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts or Student Services.
  • Ensures road and parking signage is maintained in an appropriate manner.
  • Advises on policy concerning the provision of parking spaces, funding, and methods of parking allocation.

Fewer cars coming to campus means less parking traffic making more spaces available for campus users. This will also reduce the cost for car park maintenance and construction, making more funds available to go into areas such as car park security initiatives.  The University encourages students and staff to consider alternative transportation to campus that is easier on the environment, including ridesharing.  For other options for getting to campus, see the Alternative Transportation page on the Environment website. 

For those who share rides to campus, the University provides preferential parking in Gate 1 near ITS/Chapel Lake and in Gate 10 next to the NIWA building close to the Waikato Management School.  These parking spaces are labeled as reserved for registered RideLink rideshares.

To be eligible for RideLink parking, you must share a ride to campus with at least one other person.  If you already have someone to ride with, simply register free of charge at the Security Services Centre B Annex.

All people wishing to get preferential rideshare parking must register with the RideLink parking permit system at the Security Services Centre B Annex.