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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.    

Overview

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:

Getting your student card

You’ll apply for your student card as part of online enrolment for your course.

  1. Enrol online through Sydney Student.
  2. Upload a passport-style photo as the last step of enrolment.
  3. Wait to receive confirmation by email and follow the directions to register for a card collection session.
  4. Collect your card from the location advised in your confirmation email, during your nominated card collection session.

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.

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').

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.

You can collect your card from 09 April to 08 June 2018

11am to 4pm, Thursday

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

Cumberland Campus Student Central

You can collect your card from 09 April to 08 June 2018

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.

Temporary cards for honours and postgraduate students

If you take a semester off from your studies, you will not have access to the facilities on campus, including borrowing books from the Library.

If you’re a postgraduate student whose candidature is suspended, or a student intending to do honours or a postgraduate degree, you can apply for a temporary library card.

To apply for a temporary card:

  • complete the Postgraduate and honours students temporary library card form (PDF 171KB), which has been signed by both your thesis supervisor or coursework coordinator and the head of department. If your thesis is under examination, you do not need signed authorisation for the library card application.
  • provide photo identification, such as your driver’s licence or passport.

If you’re a higher degree by research student under examination and your student card has expired, you can alternatively request a card in person at the Student Centre. You’ll need photo identification such as your driver’s licence or passport.

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: 16 April 2018

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