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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

COVID-19 update: posting out student cards

If you have classes on campus this semester, you need to bring your student card with you to access buildings.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and Government advice we will not be running face-to-face student card collections for most students until further notice. If you need to order a student card, you should apply for one as soon as you can as it could take a few weeks for your card to arrive. Read our information below on how you will receive your student card.

Submitting your photo

When you upload your photo, you'll need to make sure that it meets the photo guidelines (pdf, 69KB) or it will not be approved. It can take up to 5 working days to assess your photo.

If you didn’t submit a photo during enrolment, you'll need to log in to Sydney Student and upload a passport-style photo (go to 'My studies', then 'Enrolment' and select 'Upload photo'). You can do this at any time.

If you have any issues with uploading a photo you can contact

Receiving your card

If you are enrolled in online units of study, after the photo you have submitted through Sydney Student has been approved, you will need to fill out the Request to post student card application form (pdf, 300KB) and send it with a copy of your proof of identity documents to

We will then send your card to the Australian address you’ve nominated in the form. If you are currently not residing in Australia, you will be able to obtain your card once you are on campus. You card will be sent by regular post through Australia Post and you will not be eligible to collect your card at the Student Centre.

You will receive a confirmation email when your student card has been sent in the mail. If you have not received your card within 10 business days after receiving the confirmation email, contact

Commencing students in Semester 2 2020

If you have classes on-campus and need your student card urgently, the Student Centre is offering limited card collections by appointment only. Please nominate the ‘In-Person Collection’ option in the Student Card Application Form and we will email your University with instructions on booking an appointment to collect once your student card is ready.

Previously enrolled students or recommencing students

If you have previously studied at the University and do not have a student card for your new course, then please submit a Request to post student card application form (pdf, 300KB) and send it with a copy of your proof of identity documents to We will post your student card to your nominated Australian address.

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

Student Centre

Limited service

As a precaution, we’re currently closed for in-person enquiries.

Find out more about our service


1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
or +61 2 8627 1444

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


Last updated: 02 October 2020

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