All students enrolling at ANU are issued with a student ID card. Your ANU student card is your official form of identification on campus. This card must be carried at all times when you are on campus, and must be provided upon request to ANU staff and security officers.
Why do I need a student card?
Your ANU student ID card can be used for the following purposes:
- proof of identification to staff members on campus
- borrowing rights for ANU Libraries (activated overnight)
- access to printers and copiers in InfoPlace
- access to computer labs
- access to buildings on campus
- compulsory identification when sitting official University examinations
- student discounts in Canberra (transport etc).
How do I get a student card?
Student cards are normally available from the Student Central except during new student enrolment periods.
You must present photo ID (passport or driver's license) to obtain your ANU student card.
O-week and semester commencement periods
From 10-28 February, student cards are available 9:30am-4pm from the Manning Clark Centre (building 26a).
To assist with congestion in this area, new students arriving during O-week have been issued a time period to collect their ANU student card.
|Family name beginning with||Date|
|A - E||Monday 10 February|
|F - J||Tuesday 11 February|
|K - O||Wednesday 12 February|
|P - T||Thursday 13 February|
|U - Z||Friday 14 February|
If you miss your allocated time or you are a continuing student, there will be student card collection sessions available at the above location until Friday 28 February. Please come to an alternate session for assistance.
New and replacement student cards will not be available from Student Central during these periods.
Note, you must be fully enrolled on ISIS before you can get your student card. You should be able to view your enrolment in ISIS as soon as it is finalised.
Distance students can apply for a student card using the Application for a Student Card (distance students only) form (PDF, 516KB).
Please post completed forms to:
Student Information Services
121 Marcus Clarke Street
ANU, ACT, Australia, 0200
Updating or replacing your student card
Your student card must be updated on or before the expiry date (usually 31 March each year). This needs to be done at Manning Clark Centre (building 26a) between the 10-28 February, or at Student Central at all other times.
To have your card replaced you must bring in appropriate photo ID (driver's license or passport). A replacement fee of $25 will be charged for any damaged, broken or lost cards that require replacement. If your card/wallet has been stolen you will still be charged $25 unless you provide a police report documenting the theft claim.
If you have a new card printed, building access will work immediately, but library access will not be available until the next day.
Please note that payments can only be taken 9am-4pm daily.
Your student card remains the property of ANU, so you are expected to keep the card in good condition, and return it to ANU if requested.
Students may only have one student card at any time, so if your card needs to be replaced at the enquiries counter, you will be required to return the original card to Student Central. This is to avoid fraudulent use of ANU student cards.
Problems with a student card
Depending on the problem, different areas can help:
- Building access - ANU Security controls the building access on your student card. Any problems should be directed to them, and their phone number is 6125 2249 (and is on the back of your card).
- Library access - Problems with library access can sometimes be solved with the relevant library. If not then you should come to Student Central.
- Both - If both your building access and library access are not working, then you should come in to Student Central.
Cityrail travel concession stickers
We can provide travel concession stickers for use in NSW on behalf of the Rail Corporation and State Transit Authority of NSW.
The sticker is only available to certain students as outlined below.
Who is eligible for a concession sticker?
The sticker is available to students who are:
- undertaking a full-time study load
- undertaking a program for a minimum of 9 weeks
- not engaged in employment of any sort
- undertaking daytime classes
- not a full fee paying international student.
Are there any exceptions?
There are a few exceptions as outlined below.
- International students may be eligible for a sticker depending on their visa classification, though the majority of international students are not eligible.
- Students in receipt of Austudy, living allowances and bursaries are not considered to be in receipt of an income.