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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 photo guidelines (pdf, 69KB) 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.

  • 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 another collection point on campus.

To collect your card, you’ll need to bring 100 points of accepted proof of identity documents.

If you're based at a campus other than Camperdown/Darlington, you can choose to have your student card posted to you. Fill out the Request to post student card application form and send it with a copy of your proof of identity documents to

If you have any issues with uploading a photo or card collection times and dates, please contact

If you have previously studied at the University and can't see the option to upload a photo, or are unable to upload a photo, you can come to the Student Centre to collect a new student card.

If you are commencing a new course directly after completing a previous course your existing student card will still be valid.

Accepted proof of identity documents

Documents need to be originals and include at least one primary document when used to collect your Student Card.

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.
  • Birth card issued by the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  • 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. Passports which have expired within the last two years and were not been cancelled are also accepted.
  • 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.
  • Other identity documents that have the same characteristics as a passport including diplomatic documents and some documents issued to refugees. 

Secondary Documents

40 points

These documents need to have your photograph and name on them:

  • 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.
  • License or permit issued under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory government (eg a boat license)
  • 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.
  • Drivers license issued by an Australian state or territory.
  • Identification card issued to a public employee.

35 points

These documents need to have your name and address on them:

  • A document held by a cash dealer giving security over your property
  • A mortgage or other instrument of security held by a financial body
  • Council rates notice
  • Document from your current employer or previous employer within the last two years
  • Land Titles Office record
  • Document from the Credit Reference Association of Australia

25 points

These documents need to have your name and signature on them:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Credit card
  • Foreign driver's license, translated into English
  • Medicare card (signature not required on the card)
  • EFTPOS card

These documents need to have your name and address on them:

  • Record of a public utility, such as a phone, water, gas or electricity bill
  • Records from a financial institution
  • Electoral roll compiled by the Australian Electoral Commission and available for public scrutiny
  • Lease or rent agreement
  • A record held under a law other than a law relating to land titles
  • Rent receipt from a licensed real estate agent

These documents need to have your name and date of birth on them:

  • Record of primary, secondary or tertiary institution you attended within the last 10 years
  • Record of a professional or trade association you're a member of.

Student Centre

  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

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

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

Last updated: 07 January 2020

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