Building access

As a University of Newcastle staff member, student, tenant or affiliate you will most likely require access to a number of the areas/buildings across the Campus, some of which are 'access controlled'. The University's access control system is integrated within our campus ID card environment allowing you to use your ID card for a variety of functions, including swipe card access to buildings. Please note: Your access privileges need to be approved prior to activation.

Staff Member accessHow to apply

  1. Log an online key request using Maximo (for access to Newcastle campus (Callaghan), Newcastle City precinct, Central Coast campus (Ourimbah) or Sydney. Ask your manager or supervisor for access arrangements at other University facilities).
  2. Your nominated approver will approve your request.
  3. You will get an automated email saying your request is approved or denied, then a second automated email when your key or card is ready for collection.
  4. Following the details provided in your email, visit Infrastructure and Facilities Services at either the Newcastle or Central Coast campus with photo identification to collect your keys. Your electronic access will be automatically added to your staff ID card.

Please note: You will need to log a separate request for each of the different request including the standard room key, main building entry, sub or master key; swipe card; and lock change). If your approver does not approve your request the request will be closed and you will have to reapply. If you have not collected your keys after one month, the request will also be closed and you will have to reapply.

Student, Tenant or Affiliate access
If you are a student, tenant or affiliated staff member who needs access to our building you should complete the key and electronic access application.

After hours access
If you, or a contractor doing business on your behalf, intend to access University buildings outside the normal operating hours of 7:00am and 9:00pm Monday to Friday you should submit an after hours access notification form. This ensures Security Services are aware of who is in the building in the case of an emergency.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.