Student ID

Your student identification (ID) is the 8-digit student number on your offer letter. It is used for your Murdoch email, and gives you access to a wide range of Murdoch systems and services.

You can log in to most Murdoch systems and services with:

ID cards

You’ll need a student ID card if you are studying on campus in Australia.  External and OUA students can also request for a card to access on-campus facilities.

Your ID card is used for:

Your ID card displays your name, using your preferred given name as listed in MyInfo, e.g. Jenni SMITH, along with your photograph and student ID number.

Example image of a student ID card.
Sample Murdoch student ID card

Get your ID card

  • On campus

    Student ID cards are available at the:

    We recommend that you pre-order your Murdoch student ID card. You will be notified by email when your card is ready to be picked up.

    You can also apply for your student ID card in person. Your photo will be taken and your card produced while you wait.

    During Orientation Week there are often additional areas set up for photos and card collection – orientation information packs provide details of alternative locations.

    Collecting your card

    You need to verify your identity to collect your card. See ID card requirements.

  • By post

    Your student ID card and validation stickers can be posted to you if you are:

    • an external student living more than 30km from Murdoch University
    • an OUA student.

    Transnational students are not able to request ID cards by post.

    To request a student ID card by post:

    1. download, print and complete the request form
    2. attach a photo that meets the requirements and has been endorsed by an authorised witness
    3. post the request form with endorsed photo to:

      IT Services
      Murdoch University
      90 South Street
      MURDOCH WA 6150

    To request a validation sticker by post, submit a request via Murdoch Support, and include:

    • your student number
    • your current postal address.

Validation stickers

You can use the same student card throughout your studies, with a validation sticker for each year that you are enrolled.

A current validation sticker is required to access student discounts, or if you are using your Student ID card to get a Tertiary Smartrider.

You can get a current validation sticker from the:

Your validation sticker can be posted to you if you are:

  • an external student living more than 30km from Murdoch University
  • an OUA student.

To request a validation sticker by post, submit a request via Murdoch Support, and include:

  • your student number
  • your current postal address.

Replacement cards

Replacement ID cards are available from the:

The cost to replace lost or damaged cards is $10.

If your ID card has been stolen there is no charge if you present a police report when claiming the replacement.

ID card requirements

  • Acceptable forms of identification

    The following are acceptable forms of identification:

    • Australian Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • National Identity card.

    If you do not have any of the above forms of documentation you must provide 2 forms of secondary documentation from the list below:

    • Medicare card
    • Bank card (credit/debit or EFTPOS)
    • Birth certificate/extract
    • Marriage certificate
    • Payment summary/group certificate
    • Citizenship certificate
    • ID Card issued by another educational institution
    • Health Care, Social Security or Pension card
    • Public Service employee ID card
    • Other licence issued under Australian Law (e.g. Boat, Pilot)
    • Private Health Insurance card (e.g. Medibank Private, HBF).
  • Photo requirements

    If you are ordering your card online or by post you will need to provide a recent, unedited passport-style photo of yourself which meets the following requirements:

    • plain, light-coloured background (e.g. white, cream)
    • appropriate brightness and contrast
    • consistent lighting (no shadows across or behind your face)
    • clear and sharply focused image
    • photo of head and shoulders only
    • your face must be looking straight at the camera, not tilted sideways or up or down
    • no shadows across the face or 'red eye'
    • have no ink or other marks on photo
    • the photograph must show you without any hat or other head covering, unless worn for religious reasons.