Student ID Card

All students enrolling at Avondale University (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.

NOTE: If you have a Student ID Card, you may not require a new card. Email Student Administration Services to confirm before applying for a new card - [email protected]

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 request a new card

If you are a new student or you are requesting your Student ID Card for the first time, please follow the steps below to obtain your Student ID Card.

STEP 1: Accept your offer and enrol

You need to accept your offer and enrol in at least one (1) unit via Student Connect before you request your Student ID Card. Further information and a step by step guide can be found on Getting Started.


STEP 2: Prepare your identification documents

When you apply for a Student ID Card, you will need to upload one (1) of the following government-issued identity documents.

  • Valid passport
  • Current Australian driver's licence
  • Current proof of age or photo identity card

NOTE: If you have legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce or a formal change of name request, you may be required to provide additional documentation that reflects the change.

STEP 3: Get your photo taken

You will be required to upload a photo of yourself when you apply for a new Student ID Card. Student Administration Services will review your photo to ensure it meets the following requirements.

  • Plain white background
  • JPEG file format and no larger than 5mb
  • Photos must be digital - taking a picture of a printed photo is not acceptable
  • Photos must be vertical orientation
  • Good quality, colour photo, less than six months old
  • Clear, focused, unaltered image with no marks or 'red eye'
  • Face looking directly at the camera, not tilted
  • Appropriate brightness and contrast to show your natural skin tones (no filters)
  • 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


STEP 4: Submit your request

You must complete and submit a Student ID Card request form. Before starting your application, have your identification documents and photo ready to upload.


STEP 5: Collect your 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 from the School of Nursing. If you are a distance education student, your Student ID Card will be mailed to you.

How to request a replacement card

If you damage or lose your Student ID Card, you will be required to pay a AUD$20.00 replacement fee after submitting your request form. You will not be issued with a replacement Student ID Card until the fee is paid.

Payment is not required if:
  • Your Student ID Card is stolen (and you provide a police report)
  • You change your name
  • Your Student ID Card is faulty


NOTE: Avondale Student ID Cards no longer expire. If you have a silver expiry sticker on your ID card, simply peel the sticker off - it is no longer relevant.

Requests for other access


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.




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.


Travel concession

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 visit the NSW Government Transport for NSW website.




Student Administration Services
E: [email protected]
P: +61 2 4980 2377