Step 3: ID cards

Get Your Student ID Card

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ID Cards are currently unavailable and face-to-face visits at The Nucleus have been suspended. Please check back here soon for more information.



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 is open weekdays from 10am - 5pm and is 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.



Don't wait in line. Join the virtual queue using the Uni-Verse Mobile App:


Need more information?

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