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Service Desk and Spaces: Printing/Photocopying/Scanning


CDU provides pay-for-print and photocopy services to CDU students across all campuses. Scanning facilities are free.


Before printing or photocopying, make sure you are aware of your obligations under Australian Copyright law. See the CDU Copyright page for more information.

CDU provides pay-for-printing and photocopying services to CDU students at all campus libraries as well as Level 3 at the Darwin Waterfront and in the student common area in Blue 2.1.20. The student printers in the Casuarina campus library are on level 1.

You will need your current CDU ID card to print or photocopy.

Printing/Photocopying costs: 

  • A4 black and white:  $0.14 per page;
  • A3 black and white:  $0.20 per page;
  • A4 colour:                 $0.70 per page;
  • A3 colour:                 $0.90 per page.


Scan-to-email is available for CDU staff and students.

Scan-to-USB is available to everyone, please bring your own USB.

Your printing account

Check your printing account online at to:

  • Recharge your printing account balance.
  • Check your print jobs.
  • Send a print job from your laptop.
  • See your printing history.
  • See your printing environmental impact.

Recharging your printing account

  1. Go to: and log in with your student number and password.
  2. Choose the amount you want to add from the menu on the left of the screen.
  3. Click on "Process Payment". You will be taken to CDU's secure payment gateway; follow the steps from there.


The university gives all CDU students a $10 Printstart allowance at the start of semesters 1 and 2.

It is provided to help students become familiar with the printing system.

It does not accrue and is not refunded. 

Once your Printstart allowance is used, you can add more credit to your account using the steps described in 'Recharging your printing account'.

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