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Student ID and Access Cards

Students require a current University of Tasmania ID card to verify their identity for enrolment, examination and security purposes and to utilise Library and printing services. We will provide a Student ID card to each student free of charge for approximately the duration of their degree. If a card expires and needs extending, or if there is a problem with a card, we will replace it free of charge. Otherwise, there is a $10 charge to replace lost or damaged cards.

In addition to your Student ID card, electronic access cards are available for issue and can allow access to various buildings on campus. For further information on electronic access cards, you can find out more or apply for a card at Campus Services.

For information about privacy provisions and cultural considerations, see Declaration Information below.

In most cases your card can be produced when you have a working username and password, or after U Connect processes your form in the case of special programs. You will be classified as a full-time student if that has been indicated at the time of application.

Where and when to get your ID card

New Students

ID cards are produced in U Connect locations throughout the year, however at the commencement of the semester they are available in specific locations at specific times:

Location Hours Date Range
Morris Miller Library, Level 2 Reserve 9:00am - 4:00pm - Weekdays Monday July 9th through Friday July 20th
Launceston Campus Library 9:00am - 5:00pm - Weekdays Monday July 9th through Friday July 20th
Cradle Coast Campus (Student Centre) 8:30am - 5:00pm Weekdays Weekdays

Please bring some photo identification (e.g., driver's licence) and your student identification number (as shown on your letter of offer) when you come to get your card.

New students, there will be ID Card printing sessions available for you in the Orientation Week leading to Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year. Those times will be advertised here, and in your Orientation Guide. You are encouraged to obtain your ID card in Orientation Week.

Continuing Students

If you have an existing ID card, then it should now be a degree-length date.
Please contact U Connect if this is not the case.

Distance students

  • New Distance studentsSubmit an enquiry, with your student identification number, a passport sized photo image and a scanned copy of another form of photo ID (i.e., driver's licence). Alternately you can post a passport-sized photo, certified on the back as a true copy, with a photocopy of other photo ID and your student identification number to: U Connect, Locked Bag 1345 Launceston Tas 7250.
  • Continuing Distance students – If you received an ID card previously, your photo is stored on our ID card system. We will use that unless you specifically require an updated image. Please submit an enquiry requesting a new ID card if you need to continue study past the date printed on your card. It will be posted to the residential address recorded on your eStudent portal unless you specify otherwise. This card will have the new extended expiry date for the life of your degree.

Declaration Information

The University of Tasmania collects stores and uses information, including student images, for the purpose of administration of the student's enrolment and progress in their study, the provision of other services to the student by the University and to comply with the Higher Education Support Act 2003. Student images (photographs) are collected and stored for the purpose of:

  • the production of a photographic identification card
  • producing a replacement card using an existing image
  • the production of photographic class lists

All information and images are collected and stored on a secure server in accordance with the University of Tasmania Privacy Policy. Students are entitled to access their personal information in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009.