Student cards

** Due to ongoing bushfire activity and unpredictable weather conditions around Australia, there may be delays in Student Card deliveries. Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Collecting your student card during Orientation Week (17 - 21 February) and Week 1 (24 -28 February)?

We are running Student Card Sessions at the the Marie Raey Teaching Centre (Building 153) from 9 am - 5 pm. 

What does my student card do?

Your ANU student card can be used for the following purposes:

  • borrowing rights for ANU Libraries;
  • access to printers and copiers in Information Commons locations;
  • access to computer labs and other buildings on campus;
  • access to examination venues, and;
  • student discounts at participating locations (ACT public transport, movie theatres, etc.).


  • Your ANU student card is your official form of identification while on campus and must be presented upon request by ANU staff and security officers.
  • Your student card remains the property of ANU. You are expected to keep your card in good condition, and return it to ANU if requested.
  • Your student card is not transferrable. Only the individual named on the card is permitted to use services. 
  • You may only have one student card. Expired cards can be replaced at ANU Student Central.
  • A replacement fee of $30 will be charged if your student card is damaged, broken or lost. This fee will be waived upon presentation of a police report documenting the theft. Payments are made through your ISIS account by selecting: [Main Menu (compass in top-right corner of screen) > Navigator > ISIS > Account Details > Miscellaneous Purchases]
  • You can select to have a preferred name printed on your student card upon collection. No reasoning or documentation for the change needs to be provided. Your preferred name will be reflected on your card, and your legal name will be used in all other instances (on official documents provided by the University, e.g. your Academic Transcript). Please visit the Change of Name webpage for information on changing your legal name. 


Step 1
Enrol in courses

You must have completed the enrolment process before you can request a student card. Please refer to the resources below for assistance with the enrolment process. 

Step 2
Request a Student Card

Distance students complete an Application for Student Card form and send it from their ANU student email account to

On-campus students visit Student Central on Level 1 of the Di Riddell Student Centre between 8am-6pm from Monday to Friday to request a Student Card. On-campus students should not complete an Application for Student Card form. Forms submitted by on-campus students will not be processed. 


Step 3
Provide photo identification

You must present a valid form of photo identification (like a driver's licence or passport) when requesting your student card. For on-campus students, you can do this when visiting Student Central to collect a card. For distance students, you can send a colour scan of your photo ID when submitting an Application for Student Card.