UAC application number and PIN FAQ

If you've lost or forgotten your UAC PIN you can use Check & Change to have it sent to you by email – access Check & Change and enter your UAC application number or call UAC on (02) 9752 0200.

What is my UAC application number?

When you first apply you use your student number, not your UAC application number.

Your UAC application number has nine digits and is issued when you apply. Your Confirmation of Application will also include your UAC application number. You'll need your UAC application number to use Check & Change and to check your offer.

2013 NSW HSC applicants

If your Board of Studies student number has eight digits, your UAC application number has an extra 1 in front of it. If your student number has seven digits, your UAC application number has a 10 in front of it.

For example:

  • if your student number is 16999999 your UAC application number is 116999999,
  • if your student number is 1324567 your UAC application number is 101324567.

2013 ACT Year 12 applicants

When you first apply you use your student number, not your UAC application number.

Your UAC application number is your ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies student number with an extra 20 in front of it.

For example, if your student number is 1234567 your UAC application number is 201234567.

2013 Australian interstate Year 12/IB applicants

Your UAC application number will be issued to you when you apply. This number will be a combination of specific digits with your student number.

Non-Year 12 applicants

Your UAC application number is issued when you apply.
If you still aren't sure of your UAC application number, call UAC on (02) 9752 0200 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (Sydney local time).

What is my UAC Personal Identification Number (PIN)?

Your UAC Personal Identification Number (PIN) has four digits. You'll need your UAC PIN to apply (if you're a NSW HSC or ACT Year 12 applicant), to use Check & Change, to check your offer and to check your ATAR.

Remember to keep your UAC PIN in a safe and secure place and don't give your UAC PIN to anyone else. We recommend that you change your UAC PIN using Check & Change after you've applied.

  • 2013 NSW HSC applicants are issued with a UAC PIN in August 2013.
  • 2013 ACT Year 12 applicants are issued with a UAC PIN in August 2013.

2013 Australian interstate Year 12/IB applicants/non-Year 12 applicants

Your UAC PIN is the first four digits of your date of birth. For example, if your birthday is 3 October, your UAC PIN is 0310; if your birthday is 17 May, your UAC PIN is 1705.

What do I do if my UAC PIN doesn't work?

Check that you're using the correct number. If you are a 2013 NSW HSC student, check that you are using your UAC PIN and not your NSW Board of Studies PIN.

If you're using the correct number and still experiencing difficulties, call UAC between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (Sydney local time) on (02) 9752 0200.

What do I do if I have lost or forgotten my UAC application number?

If you've printed your Confirmation of Application, your UAC application number will be on this.

You can have your UAC application number re-issued by calling UAC between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (Sydney local time) on (02) 9752 0200. You'll be asked some identification questions. If your details match our database we'll re-issue your UAC application number over the phone.

What do I do if I've lost or forgotten my UAC PIN?

1. You can have your UAC PIN emailed to you if you have completed the personal details section of your application. You don't need to have submitted the application.

To receive your UAC PIN via email choose 'continue your application' in Apply or just go to Check & Change. Enter your UAC application number, select 'forgotten your UAC PIN?' and follow the prompts.

2. Call us between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (Sydney local time) on 02 9752 0200 and get your UAC PIN over the phone. You'll be asked some identification questions and if your details match our database your UAC PIN will be re-issued over the phone. If they don't match, you'll be asked to write to UAC to ask for your UAC PIN to be re-issued, or you can visit UAC in person.

Address postal correspondence to:

UAC
Locked Bag 112
Silverwater NSW 2128
Australia

Include the following details:

  • a copy of photo identification
  • your Australian daytime telephone number
  • your signature.

Send your written request well before you need to use your UAC PIN – we need several working days to process your request.

3. Come in to UAC to get your UAC PIN. If you visit UAC to have your UAC PIN re-issued, you'll need photo identification.

Can I change my UAC PIN?

You can change your UAC PIN using Check & Change.

Your UAC PIN must be four numeric characters.

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