Step 3: ID cards

What is a UNSW student ID card used for?

We issue ID Cards to all students at UNSW. ID cards have many uses and are non-transferable. 

  • UNSW issues an ID Card to all students that must be carried with you at all times as evidence of your right to be on campus.
  • ID cards are also used for electronic building swipe access and library borrowing.

What do I need to provide to obtain my UNSW ID Card?

You will need to bring with you your student number and one form of VALID photo identification as evidence  of your identity.

Accepted evidence includes:

  • Passport
  • Australian drivers licence
  • Previous year's UNSW student card 

If the name on your official documentation does not match the name on your student record at UNSW, you may be asked to complete a Change of Personal Details Request form and provide additional documentation. For further information please refer to the

Check your name is correct on myUNSW section in the below checklist.

 

If you declare yourself to be a Domestic Student (Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen) then you need to provide evidence of your citizenship or residency

Accepted evidence includes:

  • Australian birth certificate, passport or certificate of citizenship (Australian Citizens)
  • Visa letter or label (Australian Permanent Residents*)
  • New Zealand passport (New Zealand Citizens) 

How to avoid the queues  

Get your ID card before orientation

Orientation 20 – 24 February 2017 is one of the busiest times of the year. We suggest coming in to the Library for your ID card before Orientation Week if you are logistically able to, for shorter wait times. The staff do their best to minimise wait times, but be prepared for a longer wait during orientation dates.

 


Register and upload your own photograph for your new Student ID Card

If you are commencing your studies in Semester 1, 2017 you will be able to access the Photo ID Self Service page to request your ID from 23 January 2017.

Alternatively you may have your photo taken at the ID Card Office in the Library.

Please work through the checklist below in preparation for obtaining your ID card.

 


Need help?

Need help with uploading your photo for your ID card?

Email: fmhelpdesk@unsw.edu.au

 

For all other enquiries you can contact Student Central

Email: studentcentral@unsw.edu.au

Call: +61 2 9385 8500

 

 


Obtaining your ID card

Use the checklist below to guide you with obtaining your new student ID card.

ID card checklist

  • Check your name is correct on myUNSW

    Is your name correct on your myUNSW account?

    During the online acceptance process you should ensure that your full legal name (as it appears on your official identity documentation) is included on the University’s system. This includes checking that:

    • your middle name/s are included
    • your name is spelt correctly
    • your name is listed in the correct order

    You will not be able to obtain your ID card where the name registered on the University’s system does not match your official identity documentation.

    For information on how to check and/update your name on University records use this step-by-step guide. 

    Need Help?

    Need help with changing your name? Contact the Enrolment Support Centre.

    T: +61 2 9385 1110

    E: enrol@unsw.edu.au

    Or visit Getting Started in the Library for support with your name change request.

    Outside the Getting Started period you can contact Student Central for support.

  • Obtain your ID card 24 hours after enrolment

    When can I get my student ID card?

    You will need to wait 24 hours after you have completed your enrolment before you can obtain your new student ID card.

    Students are encouraged to claim their student ID cards before Orientation week, to avoid longer wait times.

     

  • Register and upload your own photograph for your new Student ID Card.

    Student ID Card photo

    If you are commencing your studies in Semester 1, 2017 you will be able to access the Photo ID Self Service page to request your ID from 23 January 2017.

    Using the Photo ID Self Service page you will be able to request your ID card online and upload a photo of your choice. 

    To be able to request your student ID card online (from 23 January 2017):

    • You will need to wait 24 hours after you have completed your enrolment before requesting your student ID Card online.

    • Logon to the Photo ID Self Service page using your zID and UNSW Password. 
    • Follow the prompts and ensure the photo meets UNSW requirements
.

     

    Once your photo is approved a confirmation email will be sent to your UNSW email address
. The email will provide more details on how to collect your card.

  • Get your ID card from Getting Started in the Library

    Obtaining your ID card

    Getting Started is now closed.

    You can visit the ID Card Office in the UNSW Library to obtain your ID card. Please wait 24 hours after completing your enrolment before requesting your card

    When: Monday 6 March to Friday 31 March (Weekdays only)
    Where: Room 201 UNSW Library
    Hours: 9am to 5pm

    You will need to bring with you your student number and VALID photo identification including proof of your residency/citizenship status if applicable. Please refer to the What do I need to provide to obtain my UNSW ID Card? section above for further details.

    If you have uploaded your own photo via the Photo ID Self Service page, your confirmation email will provide details on the next steps including how to collect your card.

    For further information please contact Student Central

    Email: studentcentral@unsw.edu.au
    Call: +61 2 9385 8500

     

    Replacement cards

    If you have lost or damaged your ID card please contact the Security & Traffic Management Office to obtain a replacement.

    Where: Level 2 Mathews Building
    Email: id.cards@unsw.edu.au

    You will need to bring one VALID form of photo ID with you. See above. Fees may apply.