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Student cards

As well as identifying you as a student at the University, your student card allows you to access campus facilities, borrow from the library, print and photocopy, and gives you access to a wide range of travel and student discounts.    

How to get your student card

Your student card identifies you as a student at the University, and is valid for the duration of your studies. It includes your photograph, name and Student ID number.   

You need to keep your student card with you at all times on campus. It will allow you to:

Submit your photo

You’ll apply for your student card when you enrol in your course through Sydney Student.

As the last step of enrolment, you’ll be asked to upload a passport-style photo. You’ll need to make sure that your photo meets the guidelines outlined in the photo portal or it will not be approved.

If you didn't upload a photo during your enrolment, you can log in to Sydney Student at a later time to complete this step (go to 'My studies', then 'Enrolment' and select 'Upload photo').

Collect your card

Once we’ve approved your photo we’ll email you with details on collecting your card. It can take up to four weeks for your card to be ready for collection.

  • Usually you’ll collect your card from the Student Centre.
  • At busy periods in the year we’ll ask you to register for a card collection session at ThinkSpace, level 2, Jane Foss Russell Building (next to UniMart).

To collect your card, you’ll need to bring your Australian passport or Australian driver's license as proof of identification. If you are unable to provide either, you will need to bring other accepted proof of identity documents.

You can collect your card at the below times.

From 30 July to 24 August:
11am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

From 27 August to 21 September, and 2 October to 2 November:
11am to 4pm, Thursday

+61 2 9351 9161
university.cards@sydney.edu.au

Cumberland Campus Student Central

You can collect your card at the below times.

From 30 July to 24 August:
10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday

From 27 August to 21 September, and 2 October to 2 November:
10am to 2pm, Wednesday

+61 2 9351 9161
university.cards@sydney.edu.au

Conservatorium of Music

If you’re only enrolled at the Summer or Winter School (and not also enrolled as a student in Semester 1 or 2), you are not eligible for a student card or a Concession Opal card.

However, you can still get a library borrower's card by visiting the Student Centre with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and photo identification such as a passport or driver’s licence.

Accepted proof of identity documents

If you're not able to provide your Australian passport or Australian driver's license or NSW photo card, you will need to bring with you original proof of identity documents. These will need to equal 100 points and include at least one primary document.

Primary Documents

70 points

  • Australian birth certificate - Full Australian birth certificate issued in your name/former name by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Cannot accept birth extracts or birth cards.
  • Australian citizenship certificate - Australian citizenship certificate or citizen by descent certificate issued in your name/former name.
  • International passport - Current passport issued by a country other than Australia, with a valid entry stamp or visa. Cannot accept expired passports.
  • Australian visa including copy of International passport - Australian visa document must be current and you must supply the visa and the overseas passport associated with the visa, showing your name and passport number.

Secondary Documents

40 points

  • Tertiary education institution photo identity card - Current student identification card with your photo, issued from an Australian Government accredited education authority. Cannot accept expired cards.
  • Proof of age card - Current proof of age or photo identity card issued by a government agency in your name with photo and/or signature. Cannot accept expired cards.

25 points

  • Medicare card - Current Australian Government issued Medicare card issued in your name. Cannot accept expired cards.
  • Property lease / rental agreement - Current formal residential tenancy agreement or lease in your name. Cannot accept expired agreement/lease.
  • Centrelink or Social Security card - Current Centrelink or Social Security card issued in your name. Cannot accept expired cards.
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs card - Current Department of Veteran’s Affairs Card issued in your name. Cannot accept expired cards.
  • Utility bills - A paid utility account (e.g. gas, water, electricity or phone) in your name and showing receipt number, less than 12 months old.
  • Foreign identity card - Current identity card in your name with photo and/or signature, issued by a government agency from a country other than Australia. Cannot accept cards without an official translation (where it is in a language other than English) and/or expired cards.
  • Foreign driver’s licence - Current photo identity card with your name with photo and/or signature, issued by a government agency from a country other than Australia. Cannot accept cards without an official translation (where it is in a language other than English) and/or expired cards.
  • Record of secondary or tertiary education institution - Official transcript in your name, issued by a local or foreign secondary or tertiary education institution attended by you within the last 10 years.
  • Credit/account card - Current credit card showing your name and signature. Cannot accept cards issued by organisations other than banks, credit unions or building societies.
  • Bank statement/passbook - Current ATM or debit card showing your name and signature. Statement or passbook from current savings or cheque account showing your name and address. Cannot accept ATM or internet receipts/statements or account documentation issued by banks/financial institutions outside of Australia.

Student Centre

Address
  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Online

Make an enquiry

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Extended in-person opening hours first two weeks of semester and during exams.

Last updated: 20 June 2018

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