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.
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 only be issuing cards to students with an Australian address, and will have limited in-person card collections this semester. If you need to order a student card, you should apply for one as soon as possible as it could take a few weeks for your card to arrive. Read our information below on how you will receive your student card.
We are experiencing high volume of card enquiries, and there will be some delays issuing student cards. It currently takes 5 to 10 business days to issue a new student card or a replacement card. If you require a student card to verify your identify for an exam, we recommend you use alternative government-issued IDs.
When you commence your course, you are required to submit a passport style photo for your student card. 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 when uploading a photo, we recommend you use the recommended browser, Mozilla Firefox (Windows) or Safari (MacOS). If the error persists, you can contact email@example.com.
If you are a student commencing a new course in Semester 1, 2021, your card will be posted out to you. After the photo you have submitted through Sydney Student has been approved, we will email you at your University student email. You will then 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post your student card to your nominated Australian address.
If your course starts earlier than the Semester 1, 2021 session and you require your student card urgently due to having classes on-campus, the Student Centre is offering card collections in a limited capacity by appointment only. Please fill out the Request to post student card application form (pdf, 300KB) with a copy of your proof of identity documents and email email@example.com, we will contact you with an appointment booking link to collect your student card. Please note that we will not be accepting any walk-ins.
If you are commencing a new course directly after completing a previous course your existing student card will still be valid and you do not have to replace it.
If you have previously studied at the University but did not commence your new course directly after completing previous study, you will need a new student card. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post your student card to your nominated Australian address.
If you have uploaded your photo in a previous semester but was unable to collect your student card due to being offshore, your student card is archived at the Student Centre and you can arrange for delivery or collection once you have arrived in Australia. Please fill out the Request to post student card application form (pdf, 300KB) with a copy of your proof of identity documents and email email@example.com.