Graduation costs

Your graduation fee includes everything you need for graduation day, from regalia to refreshments.

Graduation Fees

Your graduation fee covers:

  • two guest tickets
  • academic dress (regalia) hire
  • keepsake trencher
  • light refreshments (post-ceremony) for you and your guests.

Early bird graduation charge Monday 7 November - Monday 5 December 2016 $170
Timely graduation charge Tuesday 6 December -  Friday 16 December 2016 $220
Late graduation charge (one week after payment deadline) $270
Graduating in absentia - $0

Refunds for graduation fees

You can apply for a refund if you've already paid your graduation fee but are ineligible to graduate or can no longer make it to your ceremony.

The amount refunded will vary depending on how much notice you give us.

  • Four weeks' notice from date of ceremony - full refund
  • 2-4 weeks' notice from date of ceremony - $140 refund
  • Less than two weeks' notice from date of ceremony - no refund

Email your request to us

Guest tickets

Each graduate receives two guest tickets as part of their graduation fee. If needed, extra tickets can be purchased online through Reed Graduation Services. Extra tickets for the December 2016 graduations cost $30 per ticket (subject to availability). Children under three are free if they're not occupying a seat.

Visit Reed Graduation Services to buy extra tickets

If you have your own academic dress (regalia)

Graduates can choose to purchase their own regalia through our preferred supplier Spear of Fame. If they do, part of their graduation fee may be refunded if the graduations office are notified prior to the commencement of the ceremonies. If you're interested in buying your own regalia please contact the graduations office for pricing and further information.

Refund rates for own regalia (prices include GST):

Complete academic dress (gown, hood and trencher) $66     
Gown $55
Trencher N/A
Hood $11

To apply for your refund, simply attach proof of purchase of your academic dress in an email to the graduations office.

Email the Graduations office

Post-ceremony academic dress hire

Academic regalia can be hired post-graduation for up to ten days. Just fill out the gown-hire form and email it to the graduations office.

Regalia hire within Australia $218 ($125 refund upon return)
Regalia hire outside of Australia $318 ($225 refund upon return)

You'll have to submit your request for post-ceremony hire at least five business days (or 10 for international orders) in advance.

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