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How to apply for the test

You must complete an online IELTS Application booking form. If you do not have a computer at home you can come to the Test Centre and complete the form at one of our computers. You can choose to book and pay immediately, online, with a credit card, or pay later. Just remember: Your place is NOT guaranteed until you pay!
In order to maintain the security and integrity of testing, after payment you must come and show your VALID passport in person to the Macquarie University IELTS Test Centre.

CHANGE to photo requirements after end December 2013: for all tests after 1st Jan 2104, you do NOT need to bring any passport photographs. If you need passport photos for some other reason, we can take good quality Australian standard photos in our office for a fee of $12 for 6.



Numbers for each test are limited. You may need to register for the test weeks before you need your results. If demand for test places becomes very high, the Test Centre may decide to keep a waiting list for the next test. This allows a small number of candidates to obtain an earlier test date by taking the place of candidates absent on the test day.

Test bookings can be made online (public computers are available in the Test Centrre for this purpose). Please note that all test bookings are done by computer. We do not accept paper application forms.

  • You can book a test place online until 8 days before the test. Then you must come to the Test Centre to register and verify your ID. You will get an email telling you the deadline for verification. Remember to bring your passport!
    NOTE: If you book your test place LESS than five weeks before the test, you cannot transfer or cancel your place.
  • You can book a test place at the Test Centre (on our computers) until 3 days before the test if test places are available. Remember to bring your passport! 
    NOTE: If you book your test place LESS than five weeks before the test, you cannot transfer or cancel your place.
  • All transfers or notice of cancellation must be received by the Test Centre at least five weeks before the actual test.


Candidates who live more than 100km from Macquarie University must contact the Test Centre on 02 9850 6337 before applying

Candidates must complete test booking in person. Another person cannot complete for you. Please register at the following location:

Macquarie University IELTS Test Centre
Campus Hub (Building C10A) Level 2
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Ph: (02) 9850 6337
FAX: (02) 9850 1875
ielts@mq.edu.au

Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 4:10pm
Test days: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
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