Finishing your degree is a big achievement. Your graduation ceremony is a chance to celebrate all the hard work you’ve put in to complete your course.
Learn all you need to know about attending your ceremony, including dates for upcoming ceremonies, how to arrange guest tickets and what to do if your guests are travelling from overseas.
Graduation ceremonies are held in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney in Autumn (Semester 1), and in Melbourne and Sydney in Spring (Semester 2).
If you’re finishing your course midyear and your campus does not have a Spring ceremony, your award will still be conferred at a Spring ceremony.
If you’d like to attend a graduation ceremony at your home campus the following Autumn, simply select the option to defer attendance when you register to graduate in Student Connect.
All graduating students are required to arrive for registration, gowning and a briefing approximately three hours prior to the start of the ceremonies.
|Canberra||27 March 2020||Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre Canberra|
|Ballarat||3 April 2020||Convention Centre, Mercure Ballarat|
|Melbourne||20 – 22 April 2020||Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre|
|Brisbane||6 - 7 May 2020||Great Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre|
|Sydney||19 – 21 May 2020||Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens|
The ceremony schedule will be updated in February 2020 to include further information about faculty specific ceremony dates and times.
You and your family are invited to attend Graduation Mass before the ceremonies in Ballarat and Canberra.
The fee to attend your graduation ceremony is $165 (incl. GST), which includes:
To learn more about paying your ceremony fee, organising your guest tickets and arranging additional ones, visit the page below.
If you’re attending a ceremony and have special requirements relating to mobility, sight, hearing impairment or cultural practices that may impact your ability to cross the stage and shake hands with the Presiding Officer, simply answer ‘yes’ to the special requirements question when you register to graduate in Student Connect. The graduations office will then contact you to discuss your needs in detail.
To ensure appropriate arrangements can be made, it is essential you let the graduations office know no later than four weeks before your ceremony.
Would you like to invite an international guest who requires a formal invitation for immigration purposes? You’ll need to arrange an International Graduation Guest (IGG) invite.
Once you are officially approved as ‘course complete’, you will need to submit an online IGG request form. You will receive an email confirming when your IGG invite has been posted to you.
Not sure how to organise your academic gown for the big day or what your faculty colour is? Our academic dress page explains it all to you.
Not sure what to expect during your graduation ceremony? We’ve put together a guide that walks you through your graduation day.
It contains important information such as what time to arrive, what your guests should do, and when the official photographers will snap your big moment.
We live stream the graduation ceremonies so your friends and family can share the experience.
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