Building Access

The University continues to take advice from Government and health authorities to ensure a safe campus environment and this extends to opening hours and access to buildings.

Most University buildings are secured with an access control system administered from the Security Office. Your staff, visitor or student ID card will come pre-programmed with access to buildings, rooms and laboratories required for your employment or studies. If additional building access is required complete the access request form (staff and visitors) or contact your faculty or school office (students).

Building access requests typically take 2-3 business days to process.

For more information refer to the Access Control Policy or contact your access control delegate (last updated 8 December 2021).

Building access over Christmas period
New building access requests will not be processed between COB Friday 24 December and Monday 10 January 2022. If you need new or modified building access, please submit your request by Tuesday 21 December. Within the Christmas closure period additional access can only be given in emergency circumstances by Security.

  • Changes to departmental Access Control Delegates

    To update or make changes to your department's access control delegates please download and complete the access control delegate authorisation form

  • Temporary building access

    Keys and building access cards for most buildings can be obtained from the Security Office at each campus. These must be returned daily. In some cases, Security may need to provide personal access to a building or room.

    Contractors needing access to secured areas should request access through their University representative.

    For more information about building access email

  • Disability access

    The Infrastructure Branch is committed to providing equity of access (or universal access) to all students, staff and visitors to the University of Adelaide. Equity of access is of core consideration across all University campuses.

    If you are a student with a disability or medical condition that impacts on your mobility around campus, or your ability to manage stairs, we encourage you to register with Disability Support as soon as possible. A disability advisor will meet with you to discuss your specific requirements, and work out suitable solutions. 

    If you are a staff member with a disability or medical condition that impacts on your mobility, please contact the University's HR branch

  • Key and lock requests

    The Security Office can provide advice on electronic and mechanical access control systems where required. Installation quotes can be requested online

    To request a new key or to report damage to a lock, make a service request.