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.

Fees for October 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Early bird graduation chargeFriday 24 June 2022 to Thursday 28 July 2022$195
Standard graduation chargeFriday 29 July 2022 to Friday 2 September 2022$220
Late graduation charge(at the Graduations team discretion and approval after registration has closed)$275
Graduating in absentia
$0

Fees for December 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Early bird graduation chargeMonday 26 September 2022 to Monday 24 October 2022$195
Standard graduation chargeTuesday 25 October 2022 to Friday 11 November 2022$220
Late graduation charge(at the Graduations team discretion and approval after registration has closed)$275
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 commencement of ceremony round - full refund
  • 2-4 weeks' notice from commencement of ceremony round - $140 refund
  • Less than two weeks' notice from commencement of ceremony round - no refund
  • Students deemed ineligible and who have applied to attend and paid the graduation fee - full refund

Email your request to us

If you have your own academic dress (regalia)

Graduates may choose to purchase their own regalia through our preferred supplier Spear of Fame. Part of the graduation fee may be refunded if the graduations office are notified of purchase of regalia prior to the commencement of the ceremonies. Please see Purchase academic regalia for pricing and further information.

Refund rates for own regalia (prices include GST):
Complete academic dress (gown and hood) $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

Guest tickets

Each graduate is allocated two guest tickets as part of their graduation fee. Graduates can register for their two guest tickets and purchase additional tickets online with Reed Graduations.

Extra tickets cost $40 per ticket (subject to availability). Children under three are free if they're not occupying a seat.

Guest tickets for Deakin graduations are non-refundable.

Additional tickets to the October 2022 graduation ceremonies will be available for sale (subject to availability) from 9am Monday 12 September 2022.

Additional tickets to the December 2022 graduation ceremonies will be available for sale (subject to availability) from 9am Monday 21 November 2022.

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