University of Canberra students are petitioning the ACT government for parking fine revenue made on campus to be given to the university in future.
The ACT government raised $557,039 from parking fines in the 2015-16 financial year.
Organisers hoped money raised in the future could be used to build a new multi-storey car park on campus.
UC Students Representative Council president Darcy Egan said organisers hoped to gather 1500 signatures before taking the petition to the ACT government.
"It's probably one of the key issues on UC at the moment," Mr Egan said.
"We just believe that if the university is paying a parking inspector to hand out fines, that are being fined by the ACT government, we just believe that they should give some of that money back to the students and staff at UC."
"A $100 goes a long way. To cop that fine and not see any of it back, some students might find it insulting."
Fellow organiser UC student Mathew Klumper was out petitioning on Friday.
"There's no evidence that the fees get put back into the uni," Mr Klumper said.
"It's a way we think we can make as difference. There's no spots for students or staff."
"There are rangers around constantly so there's no room for an error in judgement."
"Asking for a car park seems like a bit much, asking for the money that's already come from the uni seems like we have a bit more of a chance."
Mr Klumper said some students travelled for over an hour by public transport, so preferred to take a car.
"A lot of students struggle to find other people to use public transport with and don't feel safe travelling by themselves," Mr Klumper said.
Mr Egan said students living in towns outside of Canberra, such as Bungendore, had no alternative but to drive and needed to allow almost an extra hour to find a park on campus.
Mr Klumper pointed to the uni's recent construction of a 500-bed dormitory, which was built over an existing car park.
He added they had the full support of students and staff.
Mr Egan said he had floated the idea with the university who told him they would be on board if it was in the interest of students.
The petitioners planned to approach students on campus at parking lots or at barbecues being held during the exam period over the coming weeks.
A University of Canberra spokesperson said there were more than 3500 parking spaces on campus, but the uni encouraged students to catch public transport during peak times of the school year.
"We will continue exploring ways to improve parking on campus," the spokesperson said.