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Student ID cards
How do I get my student ID card?
New commencing students
If you need a brand new Student ID Card, you can apply online in a three step process shown below to allow us to issue your card. Please ensure your Postal Address recorded in MySR is correct as we will be posting your card.
To start your application, please click on the button below:
Please see below for suitable identity documentation and photo guidelines.
To request a Replacement ID Card, please click the button below to start your application. You will need to attach one copy of Photo ID (see List A below) so we can verify your identity, then we will post your card to the postal address recorded in MySR.
If your student card has expired or is expiring within 30 days, you can request a free replacement online or in person.
Lost or Stolen Cards
If your student card is lost or stolen you can request a Replacement ID Card. If your card was not near expiry, a $26 replacement fee applies before it can be issued. Payment for a Replacement ID Card can be made online at Onestop.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Student Central on 1300 668 370 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) or
List of Acceptable Supporting Documentation for ID Card Requests
When applying for a brand new ID card, you must supply two documents. One from List A, and one from List B.
When applying for a replacement ID card, you must supply one document from List A.
|List A – Primary Documents|
(must contain name, photo, and date of birth)
|List B – Secondary Documents|
(must contain name)
|Driver's Licence (issued by an Australian State or Territory)||Citizenship Certificate|
|Photo Card (issued by an Australian State or Territory)||Medicare Card|
School, TAFE, or Tertiary ID (from an Australian institution)
|Identification card issued by the Australian or State Government|
as evidence of a person's entitlement to a financial benefit
|A current plastic credit card or account card issued by a bank,|
credit union, AMEX, or Diners Club showing your name and signature
|An account statement or letter up to 12 months old|
(issued by a bank, credit union, AMEX, or Diners Club) as long as it is
on the institution's letterhead and includes full name and the
account number or type
|Evidence of enrolment at an Australian secondary school,|
TAFE, or university up to 12 months old. It must be on the
Student ID photo guidelines
Here are a few guidelines to ensure we approve your photo when applying online:
- Plain, light-coloured background
- Head centred with a clear gap around the sides of the head, including hair
- Head straight to camera, eyes open, face not tilted to any other direction
- Eyes must show clearly through glasses - no reflections
- Must be a recent photo, no less than six months old
- Religious head coverings are acceptable, provided they do not cover your face
Why do I need a student ID card?
- Identification at Western Sydney campuses
If a University staff member asks to see your card you must present it.
- Identification at exams
You must take your card to all exams.
- Accessing the University Library
Present your card when borrowing and if requested by staff when using Library facilities.
- Printing and photocopying
Use your student card for all your printing and photocopying.
- Accessing secure areas (if required) Student cards enable access to approved secure areas of the University (if required), such as 24-hour computer labs.
- Identification on Placement Students attending placement must carry their Student ID at all times and display when/where required.
- Identification at NSW Health Compliance Students must present their Student ID at NSW Health compliance appointments.
Student ID card privacy statement
The University staff involved in authenticating your identity and issuing your card, as well as those people responsible for auditing, monitoring and maintenance of the database, will have access to the information you provide.
The information you provide as part of the issue of your student card will be stored in a secure database. It remains confidential at all times and will be destroyed securely. Please note that the photograph you provide will be destroyed within 90 days of the upload.
The provision of the information is voluntary. However, if you don’t provide any updated contact information the University may be unable to provide you with a student card through this online portal and you’ll need to make enquires with Student Central about alternatives available to you. The University relies on the accuracy of the information provided by you and is not responsible or liable for any errors arising out of inaccurate information provided by you.
To find out more about privacy and your rights to your personal information at the University, please visit https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/footer/privacy.
Need more information?
For more information please contact the Student Infoline on 1300 668 370 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) or