Student cards

What does my student card do?

Your ANU student card is your official form of identification as a student at ANU. It gives you access to a range of services on campus like borrowing rights for ANU libraries, access to printers, copiers and computer labs and access to examination venues. Your card may also give you access to student discounts at participating locations (e.g. public transport, movie theatres).

Conditions of use:

  • Your card must be presented to ANU staff and security officers upon request.
  • Your card remains property of ANU. You're expected to keep it in good condition and return it to ANU if requested.
  • Your card is not transferrable and only the person named on the card is permitted to use it. 
  • You may only have one student card at a time. 

Step 1
Enrol in courses

You must enrol in courses before you can request a student card.

You can visit the Enrolment landing page for instructions, check out our video guides on the Student Central Wattle page or get in touch with us via the Student Central homepage

Step 2
Receiving your student card

- Collect your card in person:

If you are a new student in Semester 2, 2022, you will able to receive your student card during Orientation Week (O-Week, 18 - 22 July) and Week 1 (25 - 29 July) from the Marie Reay Teaching Centre (Building 155).

If you are not a new student, or are seeking a card outside of the Orientation period, please visit the Student Central Annexure (Shop 14, Building 154, Kambri) during our opening hours.

Bring valid photo ID with you so that we can verify your identity.

- Not studying on campus?:

If you will not be completing your studies on campus due to studying remotely, or online for the entire semester, you may be eligible to have your card posted to you. Please note, if you are not on campus for Orientation, but will be arriving later in the semester, you can collect your card in person once you have arrived. If you need to provide proof of your enrolment and studies at ANU, you can use either your Program Confirmation letter or your Enrolment Confirmation Letter.

You can download these letters from your ISIS account by selecting the following:

  • NavBar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Academic Records > Letters

Make sure you have pop-up windows enabled on your web browser.

If you meet the postage requirements, you can request your card to be posted to you via the Student Card Request eForm. Your student card will be posted to the address you provide via the eForm. Please note that current shipping times can vary due to factors outside of our control, so it may take a little longer than usual to receive your card.

Step 3
Frequently Asked Questions

- My student card has expired, how do I extend it? 

You can bring your expired student card to the Student Central Annexure, Di Riddell Student Centre (Shop 14, Building 154) from 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday to have your card expiry extended by 1 year.

- Do I have to pay for my student card? 

You do not need to pay a replacement fee if you are requesting:

  • Your first student card as a new student.
  • Replacement of a damaged student card. 

A replacement fee of $30 will be charged if your student card is lost or stolen*. This fee will need to be paid before a new card will be issued.

You can pay this fee on ISIS via the pathway: 

  • NavBar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Account Details > Miscellaneous Purchases
  • Click on the magnifier glass for the Semester/Session box and select the Summer Session term > Click on the magnifier glass for 'Select Miscellaneous Purchases' and select SCR (Student Card Replacement). 

*The replacement fee will be waived upon presentation of a police report documenting the theft.

- What name will my student card show?

Your preferred name will be used on your student card. You can update your preferred name yourself on ISIS via the pathway:

  • NavBar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Personal Details > Personal Information

Please visit the Change or correct your name webpage for detailed instructions on updating your preferred name or official university record.  

- What if I live outside Australia?

Student Central is currently only able to provide student cards for those students that are located in Australia.

If you need to provide proof of your enrolment and studies at ANU, you can use either your Program Confirmation letter or your Enrolment Confirmation Letter.

You can download these letters from your ISIS account by selecting the following:

  • NavBar (compass icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Academic Records > Letters  

Make sure you have pop-up windows enabled on your web browser.

- I am currently studying outside Australia, how can I get my student card?

We are not currently providing student cards to students who are studying outside Australia. 

- Can I still access on-campus buildings even though my student card has expired?

If your card has expired you will not have access to on-campus buildings. 

You can request to have your card expiry extended by:

  1. checking you are enrolled in courses (or research for HDR students) via your ISIS homepage, and
  2. visiting Student Central on Level 1, Di Riddell Student Centre (Building 154) during opening hours to obtain an updated expiry sticker. You must bring your expired card with you.

- How can I verify my identity as an ANU student without a student card?

To verify your identity without a student card you can use your Program and Enrolment confirmation letters (download from ISIS) and photo ID (e.g. passport or driver's license).