Sharing transport

Carpooling allows you to travel to Macquarie more sustainably and cheaply. You can also gain access to priority parking on campus if you apply for a carpool permit and meet the conditions.

Carpooling (also car-sharing, ride-sharing, and lift-sharing) is when a group of people commute together.

Having more than one person in a car reduces:

  • fuel costs
  • tolls
  • traffic congestion
  • vehicle emissions, and
  • is more sustainable.


  • Save time - Skip the queues with access to T2 and T3 lanes when you share a ride to university.
  • Save money - Share costs for petrol, tolls, and parking
  • Cut stress - Share the traffic burden and get some time back in your day when you take it in turns to drive. Plus, meet new people and make new friends on campus!
  • Reduce your carbon emissions
  • Access to 'priority parking'

To get started, purchase a vPermit and apply for a carpool permit (contact for details)

Conditions of use

  1. Carpool parking permits allow registered applicants to park within car parking spots marked “Carpool – Special Permit Required”.
  2. A Carpool parking permit is a virtual permit and linked to your nominated vehicle registration(s).
  3. Nominated vehicle registration(s) amendments must be made in writing to security’s client services officer.
  4. Carpool parking permit holders are required to travel with a minimum of two persons in their vehicle when using a dedicated Carpool parking area.
  5. Carpool parking permits are not transferable to another non-registered person or vehicle.
  6. Carpool parking permit holders may have their vPermit disqualified upon breaching any of these conditions of use
  7. A carpool parking vPermit does not permit parking in the absence of a valid Macquarie University carparking permit.

Note: Allocation of a carpool parking vPermit does NOT guarantee a parking space.