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Student identity (ID) cards

Student identity (ID) cards


Staff ID cards


From February 2017, a new Monash ID card called M-Pass will progressively be mailed out to students to replace the current ID card. More than just an ID card, your M-Pass will be linked to an online account, so you can use it to:

  • add credit to pay for printing, copying and library fines (the library no longer accepts cash)
  • borrow books etc. from the library
  • access secure buildings
  • identify yourself on campus and at exams.

Transition period

There will be a transition period between Jan - Mar 2017, when you'll need to carry two ID cards:

  • your current student ID card for building access
  • and your new M-Pass for printing.

What do I need to do?

You don't need to do anything until semester starts.

Once semester starts

  • Carry both your current ID card and your new M-Pass
  • Use your new M-Pass to borrow from the library
  • Add credit to your online account to pay for printing or photocopying
  • To print or copy, simply swipe your M-Pass at the printer (or enter your Monash username and password)

Don't throw out your current ID card

You'll need your current student ID to access secure buildings and areas on campus until we've finished updating the access readers. From April 2017 your M-Pass will totally replace your current student ID card.

If you haven't received your new M-Pass card by 31 March, contact Monash Connect online or visit one or our Connect locations.

Printing, copying and using the library

From semester one, you'll need your M-Pass to pay for printing and copying in the library and computer labs.

To get started, sign in to your M-Pass online account to view or add credit. Any credit on your current Monash ID, will be transferred to your M-Pass account.

Family members or other people can add credit to your account through the make a sponsor deposit option.

More information and assistance

How to get an ID card

New students

When you enrol, you'll need to have enrolled in units in the Web Enrolment System (WES), and received a transaction number beginning with U before you can get an ID card. These can be ordered online or at Monash Connect (see below).

Order online and provide your own photo

  • Login to the Web Enrolment System
  • In the Student Services section, click Submit your photo for an ID Card
  • Follow the instructions (you'll need to scan and send proof of ID)
  • Choose to have your card posted to you or nominate a campus to pick up your card.

Order at Monash Connect and we'll take your photo

Alternatively, we can take your photo and print your ID card on the spot. Simply bring photo ID and your U transaction number to Monash Connect on your campus after enrolling in units.

Replacement cards

Returning students with an expired card

If your ID card has expired, bring it to Monash Connect for a free replacement or follow the steps above to order online.

Lost, damaged or stolen cards

If you have lost or damaged your card, you can get a new one from Monash Connect for a fee of $41. You'll need to bring photo ID, such as a driver's licence or passport.

If your card is stolen, we'll replace it for free if you provide a police report. Make sure you also report the loss to the University as soon as possible.

Report a lost or stolen card

To report a lost or stolen card, please complete the M-Pass enquiry form or visit Monash Connect to report the loss.

ID cards are valid for the duration of your course (with a maximum of five years). They remain the property of the University and are not transferable.

Suspend your M-Pass

If you're going on study leave (intermission) or studying overseas for a while, you should suspend your M-Pass. Use the M-Pass enquiry form to make a general enquiry and provide the start and end  date of the suspension period.

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