Business Card Size Guide

Ensure you choose the best layout by using our handy
Australian business card size guide.

Australian Business Card Sizes



Simple but stylish, our square business cards are a classic option for any business.

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A practical choice for cards with limited information or designs.



Simple but stylish, our square business cards are a classic option for any business.

Main uses

A practical choice for cards with limited information or designs.



Present your brand to the world in the form of a slim yet elegant business card.

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A smaller option that is perfect for slotting into a wallet.



This timeless classic has expertly promoted the services of businesses across the globe.

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Ideal for creatives and those wanting to make an impressive statement.

Business Card Size Chart

Struggling to choose the right size for your business card? Use our business card size chart to determine the best size for your message.

Factors To Consider When Choosing the Size & Shape of Your Business Card

A business card is a marketing tool and it needs to be durable, feel good to touch and be sized for your business contacts to conveniently keep on hand.

The standard business card size in Australia is:

  • 90 mm wide by 55 mm in height. This fits easily in any wallet or cardholder.
  • Easily readable. The important information - your company name, your name and contact details should fit in a space that's uncluttered and easy to find.

If you don't absolutely need your card to fit in a wallet and want to stand out from your competition you're only limited by your imagination! Our team of experts can guide you through the selection process and provide business card examples that showcase the endless possibilities.

Available Space

There are certain design and paper size guidelines you’ll need to consider when you create and print business cards. While the dimensions of the below areas will change depending on the size of your business card, you will still need to consider them in your design to ensure a consistent and stunning final product.

Listed below are the available space dimensions that must be accounted for when designing standard business cards in Australia.

Bleed area (61mm x 96mm)
If your business card has a patterned or colour background, you’ll need the size of your design to extend beyond the diameter of your final business card. This will help achieve a consistent look across all of your cards that isn’t disrupted by white borders.

Trim area (55mm x 90mm)
The trim area marks where your business cards will be cut after printing.

Safe printing area (49mm x 84mm)
The safe printing area is your freezone, where you can get creative with text and designs. Keep all of your important information within this area to ensure that your vision matches the final printed product.

Content Requirements

Business cards should only include important information.

The exact content of your business card will ultimately depend on your company, but there are some common elements that appear in good business cards. This includes:

  • Your name and job title
  • Business name and logo
  • Website and email address
  • Telephone number

You may also want to include other creative elements such as your social media accounts, services, address or even a QR code.

Design and Layout

A good business card is readable and simple.

While graphics and images will make your card more eye-catching, it’s important to not overwhelm your reader with a cluttered design. Keep it simple by limiting the colours on your card to your logo and background design. If you are designing a double-sided business card, you may want to use the front side for your logo and background while reserving the back for important information.

In addition to your typography and logo, the final finishes you pick for your business cards can further personalise them. Our deluxe business card designs offer a variety of premium finishes including:

  • 100% Recycled Eco card stock
  • A deluxe Celloglaze finish in either matte or gloss
  • Embossing or raised lettering

Need help with designing or printing business cards, or a business card of a custom size?

SNAP are the business card specialists. The team at your local Snap Centre will know exactly what size, style and finish is perfect for your image. Our graphic designers can help you capture the essence of your business, while our print specialists will ensure you are delivered a professional finished product.

Prefer to buy online?
With Snap Print-Online, you can work
with SNAP 24/7.

Design online:
  • Upload your pre-prepared artwork.
  • OR you can request to use Snap's graphic design services.

Buy Print online:
  • First, select your preferred brochure size.
  • Then choose from the available print options.

Delivery or Click-and-Collect:
  • At the check-out, you can choose to have your order delivered to you, or you can click-and-collect from your local Snap Centre
Manage Online:
  • After registering with Snap Print Solutions, you'll be able to manage all your artwork and print orders online.

Of course, you'll still enjoy the support, expertise, convenience and speed of service provided by your local Snap Centre.

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