Are you a student at NMIT? If so, you can park your car in the campus car parks. These are not guaranteed and are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. You'll need to ensure that you display a valid NMIT parking permit on your windscreen which gives you access between 8 am and 5 pm on weekdays. Permits are available for pick up at the Information and Enrolment desk 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 5:00 pm). Standard parking rules apply and these are displayed on nearby signs.
Parking is monitored and infringements for failure to follow the parking rules are $65.00.
No overnight stays, or camping, in any vehicle self-contained or non-self-contained is permitted in NMIT carparks. 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 your situation as they may have some 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. 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.