ID Cards

Your Student ID Card displays your photo and your student number. It is proof of your enrolment.

You must have your ID card to:

  • Borrow books from the University's libraries
  • Gain after hours access to computing labs including the IT Building
  • Sit for an examination (photo ID is required when attending examinations)
  • Use photocopying & printing facilities
  • Gain access to college facilities.

Student ID Cards can be applied for on-line & either mailed out or collected in person from the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18)..

Applications for a Student Identification Card cannot be made by Email or Fax.

A certified copy of either an Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age Card or valid Passport and original passport photo* or 100 points of identification* must accompany on-line applications where the ID Card is to be mailed back to the applicant.

Otherwise only a passport photo is to be uploaded at the time of the on-line application & upon collection of your ID Card you must produce either an Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age Card or valid Passport in order to obtain the card.

Students who do not provide these proof of identification documents either on-line (mailed) or in person (collect) will not be issued with an ID Card until they do.

*For information relating to what is required can be obtained from:

New Students

New students are required to apply for a Student Identification Card. Applications can be downloaded by clicking on Student Identification Card Application Form

ID Cards have a 3 year expiry date.

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Resuming or Continuing Students

Note - the office manager at each residential college will advise & authorise the ID Card office to place swipe card access on each student card for their residence.

Resuming or Continuing students requiring an update sticker can do so by emailing idcard@une.edu.au Requests must include the Students Full Name, Student Number & current mailing address. Request will only be processed up to trimester 3 2021 as all valid cards at this point will have a 3 year expiry date.

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Intensive Schools Attendance

It is essential for all students attending Intensive Schools to obtain a Student ID Card.

Student ID Cards can be applied for on-line & collected in person from the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18).

Student cards can also be mailed out A certified copy of either an Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age Card or valid Passport and original passport photo* or 100 points of identification* must accompany on-line applications where the ID Card is to be mailed back to the applicant.

Note - If the card is required to be posted out, applications must be received three weeks prior to commencement of Intensive Schools. Applications received during intensive schools may be subject to delay.

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Obtaining Your Card

Pick up your card in person:

  • Apply on-line at Student ID Card Application Form
  • When electing to collect your ID Card only a passport photo is to be uploaded at the time of the on-line application
  • Upon collection of your ID Card you must produce either an Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age Card or valid Passport in order to obtain the card.
  • Students who do not provide one of these proof of identification documents when they call into collect their ID Card will not be issued with their card until they do.
  • ID Cards can be collected from:
  • ID Cards
    Safety, Security & Information
    Union Complex - (C18)
    Central Courtyard
    University of New England
    ARMIDALE NSW 2351

Receive your card by mail:

  • Apply on-line at Student ID Card Application Form
  • When electing to have your ID Card mailed out, you must provide either a certified copy of an Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age Card or valid Passport and original passport photo* or 100 points of other forms of identification* with the application.

  • Students who do not provide one of these certified copies of proof of identification documents as part of their application will not have their ID Card mailed out to them until they do.

Applications for a Student Identification Card cannot be made by Email or Fax.

If a Student ID Card is not obtained, access to UNE facilities may be restricted. This includes Colleges, Library Services and Computer Labs.

After Hours Access

If you require after hours access to a building via the Cardax swipe card system, please complete the Electronic Access Request Form & have your unit coordinator scan & email it to mailto:security@une.edu.au or place it in the internal mail addressed to ID Cards, Safety, Security & Information, Union Complex (C18), for action. Please allow 24 hours for your access to be placed on your card & note that requests are only processed during business hours.

Note - the office manager at each residential college will advise & authorise the ID Card office to place swipe card access on each student card for their residence.

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Replacement of Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards

Students are provided with one Student ID Card during the course of their degree free of charge.

If your student card is lost or stolen please advise UNE by emailing security@une.edu.au so that the card can be cancelled.

Stolen cards must be reported to the Police via the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. A new ID Card will be issued free of charge when the Police Report number is provided.

To obtain a replacement student card (where a police report number is not provided) you will first need to pay a $10 replacement fee* on line, then take your receipt to either the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) along with identification & staff in the Safety, Security & Information office will issue you with a replacement.

For those who are unable to pay for & collect their student card in person, please pay the $10 replacement fee* on line, Then email the reciept to idcard@une.edu.au ensuring to enclude your Full Name, Student Number & current mailing address. Safety, Security & Information will produce a new ID card & have it mailed to you.

*Please note the replacement fee is subject to change

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Travel Concessions

Student Travel Concession

A Student Travel Concession is only available to full time internally enrolled students.

Students who require transport concession stickers must complete a Transport NSW Travel Concession travel Application Form available from the Safety, Security & Information office located in building C18 adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops.

Once the student's enrollment status is checked & verified by UNE your details are then sent to Transport for NSW & placed on their eligibility register.Please allow 2 working days for Transport for NSW to receive this information from UNE.

Once eligibility has been confirm by UNE & Transport for NSW has your details, it's time to apply for your Student Concession Opal Card via the Opal Card web site or by calling 136725.

International students must have their eligibility verified by the UNE International Office (E21) before a Travel Concession will be issued.

Opal Cards

The Opal card is a free smartcard ticket that you load value onto and keep for travel on all public transport in Sydney, and the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.

The University of New England is a participating tertiary institutions in NSW. To apply for an Opal card you must first give your consent to UNE to share your details with Transport for NSW. To find out more about the Opal card & student concessions visit the Opal Card web site.

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Staff ID & Contractor Cards

To obtain a Staff ID or Contractor Card complete the Staff /Contractor ID Card form (PDF, 879.87 KB), & the COVID 19 Return to Campus Induction have the form signed by your manager or supervisor & print off the COVID 19 completion certificate & submit both to the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) Please refer to the back of the form for details regarding points of identity.

There will be a $10 replacement fee for lost or damaged cards. Damaged cards must be returned to the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or the Campus Safety Centre (B89) for cancellation.  Lost & stolen cards are to be reported to security@une.edu.au.  Stolen cards are to also be reported to the Police via the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. A new ID Card will be issued free of charge when the Police Report number is provided.

If you require after hours access to a building via the Cardax swipe card system, please complete the Electronic Access Request Form (PDF, 681.57 KB) & have your manager or supervisor sign it then either scan & email it to mailto:security@une.edu.au or place it in the internal mail addressed to ID Cards, Safety, Security & Information, Union Complex C18) for action.  Please allow 24 hours for your access to be placed on your card & note that requests are only processed during business hours.

If you are a currently employed on a contract at the University of New England your card will expire on the date that your contract ends.  If your contract of employment is extended your Supervisor/Manager is required to complete the Electronic Access Request Form (PDF, 681.57 KB) & send it to mailto:security@une.edu.au or place it in the internal mail addressed to ID Cards, Safety, Security & Information, Union Complex (C18) for action.

If you are a Contractor please note that the electronic expiry date of your card is set to 12 months from the completion date of your on-line contractor induction. This means that all electronic access via the cardax system will cease to be active on your card on this date. To re-activate swipe card access simply complete the UNE on-line Contractor induction (https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/areas/administration/facilities-management-services/infrastructure) again & take the certificate of Completion to either of the Safety, Security & Information Officers & they will reinstate access on your card for a further 12 months.

Casual Staff

ID Cards for casual staff employed at the University expire every six months, at the end of June and December, in concert with the University's Casual Staff Register.  If your employment is continuing beyond these dates it is your responsibility to ensure that Security are notified at least two weeks in advance so that your card can be updated to the next expiry date.  If your employment is made permanent, fixed term or contract-based, it is your responsibility to advise Security so that your card, and access, can be updated accordingly.

Please note: All Staff including casuals must complete the COVID 19 Return to Campus induction in order to obtain their staff card. As proof, please print off the certificate of completion & present it to Safety, Security & Information when calling into their office to collect your ID Card.

Please note: Failure to advise Security of these changes will result in your card being disabled and consequently your access to your place of work will be affected.

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