Graduation ceremony fee

The fee to attend a graduation ceremony is $165 (incl GST). This fee includes:

  • Your attendance at the ceremony
  • The cost of your academic dress hire and robing assistance
  • Guest tickets* (as a graduand, you do not require a ticket)
  • Light refreshments after the ceremony.

*Guest ticket numbers will be informed by COVID-Safety restrictions and capacities at each venue. Further information will be provided to graduands when registration opens in March 2021.

The ceremony fee is paid via credit card when you select to attend your ceremony and complete online registration. Visit Register to graduate to find the registration closing dates. To attend graduation students must register within the published registration period.

Cancellation fees may apply to graduation and these are outlined in the Graduation Policy.

Guest tickets

Guest tickets will be emailed to you upon completion of registration. All tickets must be printed in advance, and given to your guests so that they can gain entry to your ceremony. You (the graduand) do not require a ticket. Graduation is a ticketed event and any guests without a ticket will not be permitted entry. Each ticket has a unique barcode that will be scanned upon entry.

You should receive your tickets via email within 30 minutes of submitting payment. If your ticket email hasn’t arrived, please check your junk email folder in case your email has been delivered there instead of your inbox.

Children above the age of two are required to have a guest ticket and be seated in their own chair.

Ticket limits

A limited number of guest tickets will be allocated to each graduand. The allocation will be informed by COVID-Safety restrictions and capacities at each venue. Tickets must be ordered through the graduation portal when completing registration and the cost is included in the graduation ceremony fee. Further information will be provided to graduands when registration opens.

The availability of additional guest tickets is not guaranteed and strictly limited according to graduate numbers and venue capacity. Where possible, the Graduations Office will make additional guest tickets available for purchase at a cost of $30 per ticket (including GST). For ceremonies where additional guest tickets are available, you will have the option of purchasing them during the registration period through the graduations portal. Additional guest tickets are strictly non-refundable.

The maximum number of tickets available will be displayed to you in the graduations portal. If no additional tickets are displayed, this means that there are no additional guest tickets available for your ceremony. Guests who cannot attend the ceremony can watch the live video stream.

Payment methods

As part of the graduation registration process in Student Connect, students who select to attend their ceremony will be directed to the graduation portal to complete their registration, which includes payment of the ceremony fee and ordering academic dress and guest tickets. All payments must be submitted via credit card.

Cancellation fees

Fees apply to cancellation of graduation attendance and refunds within two weeks of your ceremony will only be granted in extenuating circumstances. These are circumstances that are unforeseen and beyond your control that prevent you from attending your ceremony - for example illness, misfortune or bereavement. You will be asked to provide supporting documents to verify your circumstances. All graduation fees, including cancellation fees are outlined in full in the Graduation Policy.

If you need to cancel your attendance at a ceremony, please email


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