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SydPay is a convenient tap-and-go payment system for use across all of our campuses. All you need is your student card.


SydPay is a campus payment account included with your UniKey and student card. It can be used for print and copy services at libraries, IT labs and learning hubs across the University. It can also be used for Architecture Design Modelling and Fabrication (DMAF) consumables and for laundry services in Queen Mary, Abercrombie and Regiment student accommodation.

Guests of the University Library, such as alumni, community members or students from other institutions, can also use SydPay by purchasing a guest card and topping up the balance from a SydPay kiosk.

How to access SydPay

When you receive your student card, it will already have your SydPay account activated and ready to use.

If you enrolled before 2016, and have not yet encoded your student card for SydPay, activate your student card with SydPay by visiting one of the following locations:

  • Carslaw Learning Hub (Carslaw Building)
  • Fisher Library (IT Support, Information Desk, Level 3)
  • Student Centre (Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building)
  • Teaching and Learning Service Desk (entry level, Abercrombie Building)
  • Sydney School of Health Sciences - Cumberland Campus (ICT Access lab, room B107, Building B)

Once you’ve activated your SydPay account, you will have print access the following day. Laundry and Architecture DMAF lab access is immediate.

When you have loaded funds onto your SydPay account online or at a SydPay kiosk, your card is ready to use.

SydPay Guest

If you don’t have a student card, you can purchase a SydPay Guest card for $2 from a self-service SydPay kiosk.

When you purchase a guest card, $2 will be deducted. A minimum $5 top up will leave $3 for printing and copying.

If you don’t use your account for 12 months, your funds will expire.

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Last updated: 14 December 2023

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