RMIT student card
Student card orders now open
10 March. Access to myRMIT has now been restored and students can order cards by following the instructions to order your first card or order a replacement card. If you're currently using a temporary student card, you should order your official student card immediately and continue using your temporary card to access campus until you receive your official card via mail.
RMIT temporary student cards expire Monday 12 April. If you haven't done so already, please order your student card now to ensure you can continue to access campus.
All students must have a student card to access campus, in accordance with mandatory COVIDsafe protocols. If you need to attend campus and haven't yet received your official student card, you can collect a temporary card from a pick-up location on campus.
You must apply for your official student card before you can collect a temporary one. You'll also need to show ID and provide your student number. Make sure you allow extra time before any scheduled classes.
Remember to return your temporary student card at one of our drop-off locations as soon as you receive your official card in the mail.
Temporary card pick-up and drop-off locations
- City campus: Building 8, Level 4, Room 13 (enter via Bowen St) or Building 78, Level 1 (26-30 Cardigan St, Carlton)
- Security at Brunswick: Building 515, Level 1, Room 325, Dawson Street, Brunswick
- Security at Bundoora: In the foyer connecting Buildings 202 and 210
With your student card, you can:
- access RMIT City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses
- borrow from the University Library
- print, scan and photocopy - find out how to register your card
- access secure areas such as the 24 hour computer labs
- identify yourself at RMIT service areas if required
- identify yourself at exams and formal assessments.
Your first student card is free. Please upload a colour passport-style photo. It does not need to be an official passport photo as long as your photo meets the Australian Passport photo guideline.
Studying at RMIT Australia and currently offshore? You will need to wait until you arrive in Australia and have a permanent Australian mailing address before you can request your student card.
How to order your first student card
Step 1. You need to wait 24 hours after you've enrolled.
Step 2. You need to have an Australian mailing address. If you're studying at RMIT Australia and are currently offshore, you will need to wait until you arrive in Australia and have a permanent Australian mailing address before you can request your student card.
To check and update your Australian mailing address:
- Log in to myRMIT and select the myDetails tab.
- Check your contact details to ensure they are correct, and update if necessary.
Step 3. Submit a colour passport-style Photo:
- Log in to myRMIT and select the myServices tab.
- Select Click to capture photo.
Step 4. Once your photo is approved, we'll send an email to your RMIT student email account. If your photo is declined, you will need to submit a new photo.
Step 5. We will post your approved card to your Australian mailing address. Most students receive their card within 5 business days. However, it may take longer during peak times for Australia Post.
Your student card and your responsibilities
Your student card is your official RMIT student ID, and you should keep it safe. If your student card has expired, you can order a new card online. There are a few things you need to know:
- You must have your RMIT student card with you to access RMIT campus.
- You need to take your card to all formal assessments.
- If your card is damaged, lost or stolen, order a replacement card online as soon as possible. Until you do, any misuse of your card will be your responsibility.
- Your student card is invalid if you're no longer enrolled at RMIT.
- If you cancel your enrolment, you must return your card to RMIT Student Connect.
- Your student card is the property of RMIT University.
You must be enrolled in an RMIT program to be eligible for a replacement card.
You are not eligible for a replacement student card if:
- you are not currently enrolled at RMIT, or
- you have completed/graduated from a program, or
- you have cancelled a program
How to order your replacement card
Step 1. Report the loss or theft to Campus Safety and Security on the relevant campus as a matter of urgency. RMIT Security will immediately deactivate the card. Until you report your card to Security and order a replacement card, any misuse of your card will remain your responsibility.
Step 2. Go to Replacement Student Card Online Payment and complete the Online Request form. The charge for the replacement student card is $15.
Step 3. Once your payment has been received, RMIT Student Connect will cancel your current card and print a new student card using your existing student photo. Your student card will be posted to your Australian mailing address. Most students receive their student card within 5 business days. However, it may take longer during peak times for Australia Post.
Found someone else's student card?
If you find a student card, please hand it in to Campus Security.
If your student card has expired, or is due to expire soon, and you are still a current RMIT student, please follow the steps below to apply for a new card.
Step 1. Update or confirm your mailing address via Enrolment Online.
Step 2. Apply for a free replacement card by answering the questions on this form.
Step 3. RMIT Student Connect will print a new student card using your existing student photo. Your student card will be posted to your Australian mailing address in 8–10 days.
You may be able to order your first RMIT student card as follows;
Submit your photo
It's easy to upload your student card photo:
- Update or Confirm your mailing address via Enrolment Online.
- Log in to myRMIT and select the myServices tab.
- Select Click to capture photo
Please note if you this option is not available to you, please submit your request as follows:
Step 1. Update or Confirm your mailing address via Enrolment Online.
Step 2. Organize a colour passport style photo
Step 3. Open the enquiry form in the RMIT Student Connect portal (you will be asked to log in)
Step 4. Select questions: ‘Get a student card’ and complete the form. Please upload the 2 documents listed below:
- Your colour passport style photo for your RMIT Student Card.
- A copy of your photo ID, such as Driver’s licence, Passport or Key Pass so we can verify your identity.
Step 5. We will print and post your card to your Australian mailing address. Most students receive their student card within 5 business days. However, it may take longer during peak times for Australia Post.