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 obtained either in person from the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or from the Campus Safety Centre (B89) or by mail.

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

An original passport photo* and 100 points of identification* must accompany the application form. Students who do not provide these documents will have their forms returned requesting that the correct information be provided before an ID Card can be issued.

*For information on the original passport photo criteria and 100 points of identification please refer to page 2 of the Student Identification Card Application Form (PDF, 4690.67 KB).

New Students

New students are required to apply for a Student Identification Card. Applications can be downloaded by clicking on Student Identification Card (PDF, 4690.67 KB).

New cards are dispatched once enrolment is complete/confirmed for the currently enrolled trimester. ID Cards expire 31 March every year.

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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 will be sent an updated expiry sticker prior to the end of March each year. The update sticker will be sent to the address recorded on your enrolment. When you receive this sticker, please position it over the expiry date on your student card in order to validate your student card for the coming year.

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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 obtained either in person from the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or from the Campus Safety Centre (B89) or by mail.

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Obtaining Your Card

Pick up your card in person:

  • Complete the Student Identification Card Application Form (PDF, 4690.67 KB)
  • Bring the completed application form, and 100 points of identification to either the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or from the Campus Safety Centre (B89).
  • You can either have your photo taken in the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or in the Campus Safety Centre (B89) or you can provide either office with a passport photo of yourself.

Receive your card by mail:

ID Cards
Safety, Security & Information
Union Complex - (C18)
University of New England
ARMIDALE NSW 2351

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.

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.

Problems downloading the Student ID Card Application Form ?

Try this static version of the ID Card Application Form (PDF, 1714.7 KB)

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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) or from the Campus Safety Centre (B89) along with 100 points of 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, The forward the receipt along with the Student ID Card Application Form (PDF, 4690.67 KB) together with the required supporting identification documentation to the University of New England. The address to send this is:

ID Cards
Safety, Security & Information
Union Complex - (C18)
University of New England
ARMIDALE NSW 2351

*Please note the replacement fee is subject to change

**Refer to the Student ID Card Form for further information on the passport photo and 100 points of identity requirements.

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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 either the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or from the Campus Safety Centre (B89). This form must be submitted each year, as the concession sticker expires on the 31st of March.

Once the student's enrolment status is checked a 12 month concession sticker will be issued.

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 Cards

To obtain a Staff ID Card complete the Staff ID Card form (PDF, 879.87 KB), have it signed by your manager or supervisor & submit it to either the Safety, Security & Information office located adjacent to the Central Courtyard next to Campus Bookshops (C18) or from the Campus Safety Centre (B89). Please refer to the back of the form for further details.

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.

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: 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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