Parking Index - Facilities Management - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


Parking at the University of Canterbury is the responsibility of the Facilities Management Department and is administered by Security. Comments and questions should be addressed to Security Services in the first instance.

To park on campus staff and students will need to purchase and display one of the parking permits below. For more details on the permits, including payment options, please see the Parking Permits page.





  • Short-term pay & display parking: $3.00 Per hour
  • Daily coupon $8.00 All day

Parking charges apply 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, between 1 January and 31 December excepting public holidays.

The streets surrounding the University have limited vehicle parking with some City Council time limits.

The University provides approximately 3000 parking spaces on campus, however the University's substantial Remediation Programme means parking areas and space numbers will be affected for some years.

The net revenue raised from parking fees is used to enhance alternative forms of transport as well as the maintenance of parking facilities.

Staff and students are encouraged to use alternate means of transport to and from the campus wherever possible (walk, cycle, bus).

Link Parking

Ilam Campus- Dovedale Entrance and Ilam Entrance

Two areas have been set aside on campus for staff who travel between the Dovedale site and the central Ilam site in the course of the day and also to cater for those staff at Dovedale who visit schools on a regular basis. The larger of the Link parking areas is on the Dovedale site in order to meet the increased demand for parking of that nature given the volumes of staff from the College of Education visiting schools. The smaller Link Park is located on central campus adjacent to the ICTS building and is designed to cater for College of Education staff teaching on central campus.

Only vehicles displaying the Link symbols in addition to their UC Parking permit will be permitted to park in either of the Link parks.

Link Parking Symbol

The College of Education will be issued link tags and these will in turn be issued by the college on the basis of their requirements to access the Link parks.

Facilities Management may also hold a number of Link symbols for temporary issue to other departments which may have a need for staff to travel on a short term basis between sites.

Note: All vehicles using these areas must also display a current UC parking Permit.

Use of Link Parks:

It is essential that the Link parks are used solely for that purpose and are NOT treated as all day parking.
Enforcement of the Link parks will be constant and it is intended that a time limit of three hours is the most appropriate for a Link park.

Dovedale Link Parking Area

Is located next to the Tennis Courts in front of Sonada.

Ilam Link Parking Area

Is located behind the ICTS building off University Drive.

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