University staff identification cards are compulsory for all staff except those employed on a casual basis. Each organisational unit also has its own policy on the wearing of identification cards.

A staff identification card provides proof of employment and association with the University and is used as identification for purposes such as library borrowing privileges, photocopying and controlled access to secured areas.

The following policy on staff identification cards is fully documented in the UQ Policy and Procedures Library:
Identification Cards for University Staff and Associates


Staff ID cards section

Application for a staff ID card

Application To apply for an identification card, first obtain authorisation for payment from your Head of School or Section in the form of a signed ID Card Request Form (

Staff ID cards for non-paid and associate staff

With authorisation, casual staff, non-paid staff (eg, volunteers, adjunct, honorary, conjoint staff, and Senators) and associate staff (eg, those employed by other organisations operating on the University campus (eg, Campus Kindergarten, UniQuest, ...

Lost or stolen ID cards

In the event of a lost or stolen identification card, immediately notify both the UQ Library and
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