Step 3: ID cards

Get Your Student ID Card

Term 3 O-Week is upon us! If you have an on-campus class this Term and require an ID Card – please make an appointment to see one of our friendly Nucleus staff. For for info and to make an appointment, click here.



Your Student ID card has many uses including electronic building swipe access, proof of identity at UNSW examinations and library borrowing.

ID Cards for students commencing their studies are available from The Nucleus: Student Hub. The Nucleus located inside the Library, first right as you enter the main library entrance.

1. Complete your online acceptance and enrol into your courses

Please note: You will need to wait 24 hours after enrolling into classes before requesting your ID Card.

2. Prepare your identification documents 

When presenting in person to request your ID card you will need to bring with you one or more forms of valid identification documentation.

Your identity documentation will be used to verify your identity and support any necessary changes to your personal details on your UNSW record.

For more information about identification documentation, please visit the Student ID Card information webpage.

3. Collect your Arc sticker

Once you've collected your ID card, visit Arc Reception (D17) to get your membership sticker on the back and open up your student experience.


Need more information?

Please visit the Student ID Card information on the current student website.