Student ID Card

All students enrolling at Avondale University College (Avondale) require a Student Identification (ID) Card.

You will use your Student ID Card for identification, building access, photocopying and printing, accommodation and parking (if applicable), and transactions such as borrowing books from Avondale libraries. Your Student ID Card is current while you are enrolled at Avondale.

Your card must be:
  • Carried whenever you are on campus;
  • Presented when borrowing books from Avondale libraries;
  • Presented when accessing secure buildings, the cafeteria, labs and specialised teaching spaces;
  • Displayed on your desk for the duration of all examinations;
  • Presented when using public transport.

How to apply for a Student ID Card

To apply for your Student ID Card, simply complete a Student ID Card Request Form and email the form to Student Administration Services. With your request form, you must supply documentation to verify your identity. Acceptable documents to evidence your identity are listed in the request form.

If you are a new student or you are requesting your Student ID Card for the first time... you will need to supply a photo with your request.

Photos must be:
  • JPEG file format and no larger than 5mb
  • Good quality, colour photo, less than six months old
  • Clear, focused, unaltered image with no marks or 'red eye' (no filters)
  • Plain white background
  • Face looking directly at the camera and not tilted
  • Hair off your face so that the edges of your face are visible
  • Eyes open
  • Natural expression (or you can smile!)
  • If you usually wear attire for religious reasons, or you wear glasses or facial jewellery, your photo can include these items
  • Passport Photo Guidelines

Student Administration Services will review your photo to ensure it meets our requirements.

Note: You must be enrolled in at least one (1) unit to be eligible for a Student ID Card. To enrol in your units, click here

Where to collect your Student ID Card?

If you are studying at our Lake Macquarie campus, your Student ID Card will be available for collection from Student Administration Services during orientation. If you are studying at our Sydney campus, your card will be available for collection during orientation from the School of Nursing. If you are a distance education student, your Student ID Card will be mailed to you.

Note: If you are collecting your Student ID Card in person, you will be required to present a form of photo ID at the time of collection to verify your identity.

Replacement Student ID Cards

If you damage or lose your Student ID Card, there is a $20.00 replacement fee, which you will pay to Reception (either in person or over the phone) prior to submitting a Student ID Card Request Form

T: +61 2 4980 2222

Access to accommodation and parking

Lake Macquarie Campus
If you are living on-campus in the residence halls at our Lake Macquarie campus (i.e. Ella Boyd Hall or Watson Hall), access to your dorm room will be managed by Student Life Services. You will first need to collect your Student ID Card from Student Administration Services, then make your way to Student Life Services to arrange access to your room.

If you purchase a parking permit for our Lake Macquarie campus, your access to the relevant parking area(s) will be automatically applied.

Sydney Campus
All aspects of accommodation at our Sydney campus, including access, is managed by the Housing Services Manager. Parking is managed by Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Information about accommodation at Avondale can be found here

Information about parking at Avondale can be found here

Student workers

If you gain employment at Avondale and require additional access, your supervisor will request this access on your behalf. Student Administration Services will not process requests for additional access from students directly.

To apply for casual student work, click here

Travel concessions

You may be entitled to a travel concession if you're a full time, on-campus student.

If you are eligible to apply for a Tertiary Student Transport Concession Entitlement Card or a Concession Opal Card, you will need to provide your consent to Avondale to share relevant details with Transport for NSW. To do this, email your completed Consent Form to Student Administration Services

Note: Please allow five (5) business days for your information to reach Transport for NSW. Student Administration Services will email you with confirmation, detailing your eligibility to apply for a Transport Concession Entitlement Card or Concession Opal Card.

For information about travel concessions and eligibility, please see the Guidelines for Issuing NSW Tertiary Student Concessions and visit Transport for NSW and Transport for NSW


For advice about Student ID Cards, please contact our Student Administration Services team.
P: +61 2 4980 2377
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