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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

During enrolment, you will need to submit a photo for your student card, making sure that it meets the photo guidelines (pdf, 69KB) so that it can be approved.

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 when uploading a photo, we recommend you use the recommended browser,
Mozilla Firefox (Windows) or Safari (MacOS).
If the error persists, you can contact through our enquiry form.

Once your photo is approved, we will send instructions to your student email about how you can receive your card.

Receiving your student card

You can choose to have your card posted to you, or collect it in person at an on-campus appointment.

If you elect to collect your card in-person, once your card is ready for collection, we will email you with a booking link to make an appointment. You'll be required to follow our standard COVID safety precautions when collecting your card. 

You’ll also need to bring valid photo identification with you to your on-campus appointment. We will accept:

  • a current passport (Australian or international passport)
  • an Australian driver's licence, including a digital Australian driver’s licence
  • an Australian photo card, including a digital Australian photo card.

We will not accept pictures of these documents, or screenshots of digital driver's licences or photo cards. You need to bring the original document, or show in the app for digital documents.

If you do not bring valid photo identification with you, then you may be turned away from your appointment.

If you elect to have your card posted to you, you’ll need to specify your full postal address, including any unit, apartment or room numbers. You'll need to pay for postage and will receive a confirmation email once your student card has been sent. If you have not received your card within 15 business days of receiving the confirmation email, contact us through our online student card request form.

If you've changed courses

If you are commencing a new course directly after completing a previous course, your existing student card will still be valid once you enrol and you do not have to replace it.

If you have previously studied at the University but you’ve had a gap between study, you will need a new student card. 

You will need to complete our online student card request form and select “I am a returning or continuing student and need a student card".

If you’ve previously uploaded a photo

If you have uploaded your photo in a previous semester but were unable to collect your student card, you can arrange for your card to be posted to your nominated Australian address or book a time to pick it up.

You will need to complete our online student card request form and select “I am a returning or continuing student and need a student card”.

Student Centre



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

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Last updated: 05 October 2022

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