Getting to campus - Wintec bus subsidy
All Wintec students and staff get a 30% discount on Hamilton city and Waikato regional BUSIT fares at all times of the day and week.
With the discount, a Wintec staff or student on a Hamilton bus will pay just $1.70 one way – down from a $3.30 adult cash fare and 30% less than a $2.40 adult BUSIT card rate.
To get the discount, present your current Wintec student or staff ID and a BUSIT card and get discounted bus travel on 24 bus services within Hamilton as well as 12 regional services.
BUSIT cards are valid for all Hamilton City and Waikato regional bus routes and can be purchased for $10 (includes a $5 discount) from Waikato Transport Centre, located close to Wintec’s city campus, or for $15 from the bus driver (cash only). BUSIT cards will also be available during O-Week events at Wintec city and Rotokauri campuses. Find out more about BUSIT cards here.
FAQsWhen can I get the 30% discount for bus travel?
If you are a Wintec student or staff member with a current ID, you can take advantage of the subsidy from 1 January 2019 on any BUSIT fare, at any time and on any day of the week. This includes city and regional bus travel on weekdays and weekends.
How do I buy a BUSIT card?
BUSIT cards can be purchased from Waikato Transport Centre (near the city campus on the corner of Anglesea and Bryce Streets) at the reduced rate of $10 (until Wintec O Week which from 25 -28 February when cards will also be on sale at the city and Rotokauri events) thereafter $15, or from the bus driver for $15 (cash only). Find out more about BUSIT cards here. BUSIT cards will also be made available at Wintec’s city and Rotokauri campuses during O-Week in February.
Where does the bus stop at Wintec?
To travel to the Wintec city campus, get off the bus at Hamilton Transport Centre. Wintec city campus is a few minutes’ walk South on the corner of Ward and Anglesea Street. There are two bus routes that stop within a short walking distance to the Rotokauri campus. Please check out the BUSIT website 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
What support is there for passengers with disabilities?
While there will be some people with a disability who are unable to use conventional scheduled public transport, a growing proportion of the BUSIT urban bus fleet now have super-low floors which are more accessible. BUSIT also supports Total Mobility a door to door national transport scheme.
Is this the same subsidy University of Waikato students and staff get?
Yes. This is the same as the discount offered by the University of Waikato for its students and staff.
With a diverse group of students, staff and visitors visiting our Hamilton campuses daily, parking at Wintec is in demand. You need a student parking permit to park your car at either the Hamilton City or Rotokauri 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 parking areas, but it does not guarantee you a car park. A student's permit is valid until their course finishes, there is no need to get a new one each year.
When using the student car parks a Wintec parking permit must be displayed and an electronic ticket must be purchased. Free student parking permits can be collected from the Student Enrolment and Information Centre at the City or Rotokauri campus. Electronic tickets can be purchased via the machines around campus or on the Parki App. The parking machines will print a receipt for each transaction but these do not need to be displayed on your vehicle.
Parking costs 0.50c per hour, capped at $4.00 per day, during business hours (8.00am and 4.30pm weekdays) and is free outside these times.
All mobility park users on the city campus must display a Wintec mobility permit. To apply for a mobility permit, please contact Student Disability 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
Student parking is available in any non-reserved parking space accessible from Gate 3 and off Ward, Nisbet and Collingwood St only. Parking outside C Block, D Block (via Gate 2) and the Wintec car park building are for staff only during business hours.
Scooters and motorbikes
Limited to outside Wintec Apartments via Gate 3 off Tristram Street and beside E Block through Gate 2 off Tristram St (identified with MC on the ground).
Bicycle racks can be found all around the campus including beside the C Block Staff 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 for staff and student use. Access is 24 / 7 on a semester by semester basis via ID card - please visit the Security office with your ID card to set this up. Wintec reserves the right to dispose of any abandoned bicycles. Please help us keep your bicycle secure by locking it and ensuring the gate is closed.
Alternative off-site parking
Knox Street Care Park car park building - Wintec has 49 car parks on the two upper levels for students who have a student parking permit. To receive the discounted Wintec rate, students must obtain a Care Park 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.
96 Tristram St (Behind BP) – 31 Car parks available – this is for both staff and students but can only be used by those paying via the Parki-App electronic ticketing.
Care Park car park on the corner of Tristram and Collingwood Street - this is a public carpark so a permit is not needed and rates will differ. Terms and conditions apply as per signage.
Check out the Hamilton City Council parking page for other parking options in the city centre.
City Campus Parking Map
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Student (and staff) parking is available throughout the Rotokauri campus and must be paid for with an electronic ticket as described above. These parks are sign-posted and indicated on the map below. Parking for bikes, scooters and motorcycles is available at no charge but these vehicles must be in their designated areas.
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.
Note: Car Park 3 off Gilchrist St is for visitors only and sign-posted accordingly. Students (and staff) are not permitted to park here and it is monitored by enforcement.
Scooters and motorbikes
Outside the Fleet Compound/Car Park 1 for staff and students, and behind Q Block.
Bicycle racks are located outside the Security Office and by L and Q blocks.
Rotokauri Campus Parking Map
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Parking rules and protocol
The rules for student parking and the procedure for obtaining a parking permit are outlined in Wintec’s Parking Management Policy. 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’ during business hours.
Please drive carefully and with consideration for others when parking. The speed limit is 20km/h at all times. 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.
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 the BUSIT website 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 electronic tickets transferable between the Rotokauri and city campus?
Yes, as long as the electronic ticket is still valid and you have a student parking permit.
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 accepts no responsibility for fire, theft, damage or loss to vehicles or
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.
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