Getting around campus

Find your way around

Wintec has three campuses in Hamilton as well as facilities at Thames and the Otorohanga Trade Training Centre.​​

View all our campus maps here.


Security staff patrol Wintec buildings and facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.​

In an emergency, please contact the police immediately by dialling 111. Once emergency services have been notified, please contact Wintec Security on 0800 852 900.

Emergency telephones are mounted in two locations on the city campus - one is between A and B blocks and one in the level 1 entrance to the multi-storey car park on Nisbet St.​

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about or need help with:

  • unusual behaviour
  • problems with students, visitors or staff
  • hazards around campuses
  • access cards
  • lost property
  • an escort to your vehicle in the evening
  • 24-hour security contacts

Internal calls: City campus ext. 9000  Rotokauri campus ext. 4041

External calls: City campus 0800 852 900  Rotokauri campus 0800 852 900

Student Pa​​rking

With a diverse group of students, staff and visitors visiting the city and Rotokauri campuses daily, parking at Wintec is in demand. You need a student parking permit to park your car at either campus. Motorbike and scooter parking is free and a parking permit is not required, but you must use the designated motorbike and scooter parking spaces.


Parking permits and charges

A student parking permit allows you to 'hunt' for a park in the student car parks, but it does not guarantee you a place.

Both a parking permit and either a 'pay & display' ticket or electronic ticket must be displayed when using the student car parks. You can get your free student parking permit from the Student Enrolment and Information Centre at the city or Rotokauri campus. Tickets can be purchased from payment machines located in the car parks.

Parking costs 0.50c per hour, capped at $4.00 per day, between 8.00am and 4.00pm weekdays. On weekends, public holidays and from 4.00pm to 8.00am weekdays, parking is free and students can also park in staff areas.

All mobility park users on the city campus must display a Wintec mobility permit. To apply for a mobility permit, please contact Student Learning Services.

How to apply for a student parking permit

Follow the instructions below to get a permit. Or, you can visit the Student Enrolment and Information Centre at the city or Rotokauri campus to get this sorted.


Where​ to park?​


City Ca​mpus

From Monday 2 October Wintec will no longer have the lease of the Tristram Street student car park, so we have increased parking on the city campus site for students. 

From this date students with valid parking permits can park on non-reserved city campus parking. This includes D Block, W Block, S Block, R Block, along Ring Road and High Street (excluding the C Block car park and the Wintec car park building).  We have also reserved new parks at Knox Street car park for students (see below for information).  Click here to see a map of the city campus site and available parks.

Scooter and motorbike parking is available outside Wintec Apartments via Gate 3 off Tristram Street, or on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park on Nisbet Street.

Bicycle racks are available at various city campus locations including beside the C Block car park, outside Wintec Apartments and on the east side of the Gallagher Hub. There is also a secure bike cage on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park on Nisbet Street. Access is 24 / 7 on a semester by semester basis through your ID card so you'll need to visit the Security office with your card to set this up. Any bikes left in the cage after the end of each semester will be disposed of. Please help us keep your bicycle secure by locking it and ensuring you shut the gate. ​​

Wintec has reserved 93 spaces at the Knox Street car park for students who have a student parking permit.  To receive the Wintec rate, students must obtain a Carepark swipe card from the Wintec Security Office and use this card when paying for their parking at Knox Street.  This card is multi-use and valid for the timeframe that the student holds a Wintec pass.

Students are also able to park at the Wilson car park on Alexandra Street (opposite X Block) between 6am and 10pm, Monday to Friday.  The charge is a flat rate of $4.00 for up to 12 hours, a rate negotiated by Wintec.  You must validate the ticket you get from the Wilson car park at either X Block at 52 Alexandra Street or the Gallagher Hub to qualify for a discount.  Then take the validated ticket to the auto pay machines and pay the fee before you exit.

Check out the Hamilton City Council parking page​ for other parking options in the city centre.

Discounted parking is also available via the Parkmate app. It’s free to download and applies to the Wilson car parks at 94 Bryce St (opposite K Mart) and the 308 Barton Street rooftop car park. Parking costs $5 to park for 12 hours and it’s valid at any time during the day. Students and staff must obtain and show a car window pass for EITHER the Barton St or Bryce St car parks for the offer to be valid. Passes are available from the city campus Security Office Find out more about Parkmate here.


City Campus Parking Map from 2 October

Click on the map for a larger version.

Rotokauri Campus​

There are two student car parks on the Rotokauri. Car Park 1 can be accessed off the Gilchrist Street/Akoranga Road roundabout and Car Park 2 can be accessed off the campus ring road. 

​Scooter and motorbike parking is available in Car Park 1 of the new Student and Staff car parks.

Bicycle parking is available outside the Security office in M Block or by L and Q blocks.​ ​​

You can also park for free on Gilchrist Street and Akoranga Road – these are public roads managed by Hamilton City Council​ and parking will be enforced as per road markings, signs and bylaws.

​​​​Hamilton Gardens Campus ​

Pe​​rmits are not required at the Hamilton Gardens Campus. See the map for car park locations​.​​

Parking rules and protocol​

The rules for student parking are outlined in Wintec’s Parking Policy and Procedures. Please read these so you know the rules and avoid being fined, or your vehicle being towed away or clamped at your expense. ​ 

Students may not park in areas marked ‘reserved, ‘courier’, ‘disability’, ‘Kaumātua’, ‘doctor’, ‘loading zone’ or any other reserved space. Students may not park in areas marked ‘visitor’ between 8.00am and 4.00pm weekdays​

Please drive carefully and with consideration for others when parking. Be on the lookout for pedestrians and keep noise levels (e.g. stereos, motors etc.) to a minimum to avoid disturbing other students, staff and residents. Please ensure vehicles are locked and valuables are removed from sight as unfortunately thefts do occur from time to time.

Frequently Asked Questions​​

​​Can I get a permit for my other car?

Some students may require an additional permit for a second vehicle. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for additional permits. If you have more than one permitted vehicle, you can only park one of these vehicles on the campus at any one time.​

What do I do if I lose my permit?

A fee of $5.00 will be charged for a replacement permit, however it will be replaced for free if you can provide evidence that your permit was lost or stolen. ​

What public transport options are there to get to the Rotokauri campus?

There are two bus routes that stop by the Rotokauri campus. Please check out​ for more information.

  1. The Orbiter route does a clockwise and anti-clockwise circle of the city and has a bus stop in Foreman road.
  2. The Nawton route (9) goes from and to the city transport centre and has a stop in Foreman road.

Are pay & display tickets transferable between the Rotokauri and city campus?

Yes, as long as the pay & display ticket is still valid and you have a student parking permit.

Disclaimer: By applying for a student parking permit, the driver agrees to abide by the Wintec parking policy and accepts that driver’s park at their own risk. Wintec acce​pts no responsibility for fire, theft, damage or loss to vehicles or their contents. ​ 

The rules for student parking are outlined in Wintec’s Parking Policy​ and Procedures. Please read these so you know the rules and avoid being fined, or your vehicle being towed away or clamped at your expense.