Your Charles Sturt Card

IMPORTANT: The Charles Sturt Card uses a PIN for extra security. It is your responsibility to set a PIN. Your PIN should remain confidential.

To set your PIN, please visit and click on the Set or change my PIN
link from within the Charles Sturt Card section of the Student Portal.

Please visit the FAQ page for more information on your PIN.

Card account access

To access your card account online, Lock your card, view the current balance on your card, or set your PIN, visit

Your Charles Sturt Card

Commencing students need to submit a passport style photograph for their card. You are able to do this once you have received your Charles Sturt login, soon after accepting your offer of admission.

Your card contains a contact-less mifare microchip and an antenna that enables access to a number of services across the university.

Card services currently include:

  • Identification on Charles Sturt campuses including entrance to examinations;
  • Catered meals for students with a catered meal plan;
  • Access to buildings, including 24 hour computer labs;
  • Borrowing materials from the library;
  • Access to photocopying, printing and scanning services.
  • Purchase of goods in most on campus retail food outlets

Different cardholder categories and card types, mean that not all of the above services are available to all cardholders. The decision to authorise a particular service for a person lays with the provider of the service and the cardholder's supervisor or sponsor.