Student ID card

Your student ID card is used for identification, building access, photocopying, printing and borrowing books. Your card must be carried with you when you are on campus and is valid for the period of your enrolment.

If you are a student and are applying for your first ever Student ID Card, upload your photo here.

Callaghan, Ourimbah, NUspace, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore students will receive an email with details of when and where to collect their ID card. You will be required to provide your student number and photo identification on collection.

Online students will receive an email once their ID card has been mailed to their address registered in myHub.

ID Cards may also be obtained from Student Central at Callaghan, Ourimbah or NUspace between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Lost or stolen cards

If your Student ID Card has been lost or stolen, you can pay for a replacement card online and collect your replacement Student ID Card from your nearest Student Central location.

Terms and conditions of use

These terms and conditions apply to your use of your University of Newcastle Student ID Card.

Your Card:

  1. The Card identifies you for University business only.
  2. Your Card is not transferable.
  3. You are responsible for use of your Card at all times.
  4. You must not loan or give your card to another person.
  5. You must keep your Card, along with all associated personal and account details relating to your Card including your user name and account login details, secure.
  6. You should not bend or deface your Card or expose it to extreme heat.
  7. If your Card is lost, stolen or damaged:
    1. You should report this immediately to Student Central.
    2. You can request a replacement Card and will need to provide accepted photo identification. The cost of replacing your student card is $10. If you are eligible for student concession travel outside the Opal network, you may apply for a transport concession entitlement card on the Transport NSW website.
  8. Your Card should be carried with you at all times on the grounds of the University and should be produced when asked by any University of Newcastle member of staff fulfilling their duties.
  9. Your Card should also be displayed when you sit formal examinations and is used when borrowing from the University libraries.
  10. Your Card may be used as swipe access to University buildings.
  11. The Opal concession card has replaced the previous system of foils or bitmap image attached to your student card. You should carry your student card with you at all times as proof of your Opal concession entitlement. For the conditions of use and eligibility requirements for travel concession see the Transport NSW website.
  12. You should not obtain or continue to use student concession travel if you do not comply with the eligibility conditions.
  13. Your Card remains the property of the University and must be returned when you suspend, withdraw from, or complete your program(s) at the University or your enrolment is terminated by the University.
  14. Providing false information, fraudulently seeking to obtain benefits for which you are not eligible, or altering or tampering with your student card in any way could render you liable to prosecution.


  1. The University may collect and use information relating to your use of your Card. Any personal information will be handled by the University in line with the Privacy and Information Access Policy and the  Records and Information Management Policy.
  2. The University is not responsible for any unauthorised use of your Card or for any loss arising from your failure to comply with these terms and conditions.
  3. See also Information Technology Conditions of Use Policy and the Library Use Policy.


Please provide one of the following:

  • current Australian driver's licence
  • valid passport
  • NSW Photo Card

If you're under 18 years, please provide one of the following:

  • current Australian Driver's Licence
  • valid passport

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.