Campus accessibility and parking

The University works to ensure that all of our campuses are accessible for people with impairments. If you have access concerns or challenges please feel free to contact a member of the Equity team at equity@auckland.ac.nz.

Accessible parking

Parking is very limited on all of the University of Auckland's campuses, and particularly in the central city. There are a small number of accessible /mobility car parks available for students and staff who already have a Mobility Parking Permit from CCS Disability Action.

Staff who have permanent disabilities and require access to University disability car parking spaces must liaise directly with staffservice@auckland.ac.nz.

Staff with temporary impairments, who require assistance with accessing University accessible car parking should follow the process below.

Process for obtaining a Temporary Permit

Staff who already hold a University parking permit

  • Staff who already have a parking permit, but require temporary mobility parking either at the same car park or one closer to their place of work, should send the completed Accessible Parking Application Form and a copy of the relevant medical certificate or Mobility Parking Permit from CCS Disability Action to cathie.walsh@auckland.ac.nz, Staff Equity Manager.
  • If the Application is approved Access Control and Car Parking will be advised.
  • When Access Control have activated access to the car park via the staff member’s swipe card, a temporary accessible parking permit will be issued by the Equity Office.
  • While parking in University accessible car parks, relevant parking permits must be displayed at all times. i.e. both the staff member’s university annual parking permit plus a Mobility Parking Permit from CCS Disability Action, or the university annual parking permit plus the temporary accessible permit.

Staff who currently don’t hold a University parking permit

  • Staff who currently don’t have a parking permit, but require mobility parking should complete the Accessible Parking Application Form. 
  • The Accessible Parking Application and medical certificate (or copy) should be forwarded to cathie.walsh@auckland.ac.nz, Staff Equity Manager for approval.
  • The application is taken to the Cashier for payment. A maximum six week term is recommended at $25 per week.
  • The receipt is sent to Cathie Walsh (cathie.walsh@auckland.ac.nz) and Access Control and Car Parking will be advised.
  • When Access Control have activated access to the car park via the staff member’s swipe card, a temporary accessible parking permit will be issued by the Equity Office.
  • An application for an extension of temporary parking can be forwarded to the Equity Office. This should be no longer than six weeks. If it is anticipated that accessible parking will be required for any longer, the staff member should apply to CCS Disability Action for a Mobility Permit and to staffservice@auckland.ac.nz for Campus Parking for one year.
  • While parking in University accessible car parks, relevant parking permit(s) must be displayed at all times. i.e. the temporary accessible permit, or both the staff member’s standard annual parking permit plus a Mobility Permit from CCS Disability Action, or the university annual parking permit plus the temporary accessible permit.

Note: A Mobility Parking Permit from CCS Disability Action will allow the cardholder to park in all other public accessible car parks throughout New Zealand. Either see your doctor or download the CCS form online from CCS Disability Action.

Braille maps

The University of Auckland and the Blind Foundation have partnered to develop braille maps of the University’s campuses. If you would like to access a map please contact Student Disability Services by emailing disability@auckland.ac.nz.