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Can I park my car on campus in Nelson?

Are you a student at NMIT? If so, you can park your car in the campus car park where your programme is delivered. 

Please note: Car parks aren't guaranteed and  offered on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. 

Parking permits

If you are a Nelson Campus student, you need to ensure that you display a valid NMIT parking permit on your windscreen which provides access between 8am and 5pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday). 

Parking permits are available for pick up at the Information and Enrolment desk (A block) once your enrolment is complete. Only one permit per student will be issued.  

Students studying night classes will not be issued a permit (permits are not required for parking after 5pm). 

Standard parking rules apply and these are displayed on nearby signs.

Parking infringements

Parking is monitored and infringements for failure to follow parking rules or failure to display a parking permit may incur a $65.00 infringement. 

Richmond Campus or an Annesbrook Leadership College students

If you are a Richmond Campus or an Annesbrook Leadership College student, you do not need to display a parking permit at those locations. If you need to park at Nelson Campus to access support services, you will need to display a temporary car parking permit (issued for a maximum of two weeks) on your dashboard obtainable from the Information and Enrolments desk or from the Library.

eCampus students

If you are an eCampus student, you do not need to display a parking permit as you  are studying online. If you need to park at Nelson Campus to access support services, you will need to display a temporary car parking permit (issued for a maximum of two weeks) on your dashboard obtainable from the Information and Enrolments desk or from the Library.

Overnight stays and camping

No overnight stays, or camping, in any vehicle self-contained or non-self-contained is permitted in NMIT car parks. The local Councils have information on where freedom camping is allowed in their region and other camping options. Please contact SANITI to discuss your situation if this affects you as they may have options for assistance. 

In Nelson, there are also Nelson City Council (NCC) parking areas in the residential neighbourhood around campus. Some NCC parks display designated parking times. Due to parking pressures in Nelson, both NMIT and NCC monitor their car parking areas and infringement tickets are issued to those not abiding by the rules. Avoid getting fines by being aware of the NMIT parking rules that are displayed at all NMIT car park entrances or using alternative transport methods. 

Bicycle racks, bus timetables and other parking options

NMIT also has a number of bicycle racks and the NBus timetable is worth checking out for cheap bus fares around the city and as far out as Richmond, they even have an iOS app! There are also a few private car parks, including the Masonic Lodge on Nile Street, where for a fee you can park all day on weekdays. 

Plan your travel to get to classes on time without any stress.