Graduation 2020

It has been a tough year, but you have successfully completed your studies and should be proud of what you have achieved. We certainly are!

COVID-19 may have disrupted our traditional graduation ceremonies, but it didn’t stop us celebrating your achievements in new and different ways. ACU hosted an online celebration on 28 November 2020. The celebration contained elements of a traditional graduation ceremony including an address from the Vice-Chancellor, an invited speaker, Reverend Graham Long AM; and a Vote of Thanks from Canberra graduate Sarah Walsh.

You can watch the celebration on YouTube and the digital program listing our 2020 graduates is available to download and keep (PDF, 5.8MB).

Our on-campus photography sessions in Brisbane, Canberra, North Sydney and Strathfield offered graduates the opportunity to wear ACU regalia and have professional graduation photography taken with family and friends. Bookings are open now for our Melbourne and Ballarat graduates. View further details below.

When can I book into a photography session?

To manage social distancing, limitations on numbers in campus spaces, and person-to-person contact the on-campus opportunities need to be pre-booked on the GFP website.

Bookings for Ballarat and Melbourne campuses are open now and will close on 22 January unless booked out prior.

When will the photography sessions be held?

North Sydney: 30 October – 1 November
Strathfield: 15 – 18 November
Brisbane: 26 – 28 November
Canberra: 30 November – 1 December
Melbourne: 28 – 30 January 2021
Ballarat: 1 – 2 February 2021

Can I bring family and friends to the campus sessions?

Yes, you can bring small groups of family or friends up to a maximum of 6* to take part in the professional photography sessions. This number ensures we can manage social distancing, limitations on numbers in campus spaces and person-to-person contact.

*The number of guests attending does not include the graduate.

Please note these will be non-catered events


What packages are available and how much do they cost?

GFP has developed a range of unique studio photography packages at special on-campus rates. All packages include the hire of a full set of ACU academic regalia for photos and the graduation cap will be yours to keep! Professional robing staff will be present to assist with regalia.

Package inclusions and prices are available here.

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Can I hire regalia to have photos at home?

GFP offer a regalia package that allows you to hire a full set of regalia for photos or celebrations at home. Regalia must be collected from and returned to campus within 24 hours.

You can also purchase academic regalia online now and have it delivered to your home.

Learn more

Can I buy merchandise?

GFP staff will be on campus offering their comprehensive range of high-quality frames, plaques, graduation bears and memorabilia to commemorate your graduation. You can browse and purchase memorabilia after your photography session.

For graduates who are unable to attend a photography session, graduation merchandise is available to purchase online from GFP. 

Learn more

*images: GFP Graduations

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