Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Ceremony Services

To view the range of services we provide at your graduation please visit the following link.

Graduation Information

I don't want to miss my graduation; what are the important dates I need to know about?

You can find all the important graduation dates and deadlines on the Graduations website.

Important information about the Graduation Celebration Events is also available on the University’s COVID-19 student page.


How much does it cost to graduate?

The only essential cost to attend a graduation ceremony is the hire of Academic Dress. Please see above for Academic Dress hire prices.
You may also choose to purchase photographs or merchandise if you wish.

Regalia Collection Times and Locations

For information relating to the regalia collection time and location please visit the following link. 


For any issue and enquiries, please contact our customer support representatives at:, call our customer support team at Australia: 1300 360 445 - International: +61 8 8154 1388 or fill out the form here to send us feedback

If your enquiry relates to our booking system, your questions may already be answered in our helpful FAQs

Parking and Public Transport

Please note that parking on the University grounds is not permitted without a University of Adelaide parking permit. This includes the underground car park next to Bonython Hall.

Parking is available on Kintore Avenue, Victoria Drive and at a number of commercial car parks close to the campus.

For more parking information, visit the City of Adelaide website 

A number of buses run regularly along North Terrace. For up to date bus schedules please check the Adelaide Metro website:

Photography and Merchandise

To view the range of services we provide at your graduation please visit the following link.

Ticket Information


Ceremony Information

For information on the full graduation process, tickets and venues visit the The University of Adelaide Graduations webpage. 

Academic Dress

Gown Collection Times and Locations

Pick up location: Gowns can be collected from Hub Central

  • 10:00am ceremony - Collections from 8:00am
  • 3:00pm ceremony - Collections from 1:30pm

Returns: Hub Central


Academic Dress FAQs

Do I have to wear Academic Dress to participate in my Graduation Ceremony?

Yes. You will be required to wear the prescribed academic dress for the Degree or Diploma in which you are graduating. This includes a gown, a mortar board, hood and/or stole in the appropriate colour.

I am receiving a Double Degree, how do I order my Academic Dress?

Double Degree students are allocated to one ceremony based on the University’s highest award rules. Your Ceremony Attendance Confirmation Letter in Access Adelaide will show you the ceremony you have been allocated to receive both of your degrees. You will only need to wear the hood for the highest award you are receiving, which will be indicated when you order.
If you have arranged to receive your Degrees in separate ceremonies with the University of Adelaide, then you will need to place two orders, one for each ceremony.
Please ensure you check the University's correspondence to confirm your allocation.

How do I book my Academic Dress?

GFP Graduations provide an easy on-line solution to order and pay for your gown hire. Simply go to GFP Website and follow the prompts. Once you have completed your order you will receive an email confirmation. Please present this confirmation at the Gowning counter to collect your gown.
If you have any queries, please contact Customer Service on or 1300 360 445.

How do I work out my Gown Size?

When you place your order online you will have the option to select your size e.g. extra small, small, medium, large etc and we will also ask for your height, this will allow us to ensure you have the correct size.

Where and when can I collect my Academic Dress?

Pick up location: Gowns can be collected from Hub Central

  • 10:00am ceremony - Collections from 8:00am
  • 3:00pm ceremony - Collections from 1:30pm

When and where do I return my Academic Dress?

Academic dress must be returned on ceremony day. Please unsure you have completed all photographic services prior to returning your gown. Failure to return your academic dress on graduation day may incur a late fee, unless otherwise arranged with staff. Please refer to the terms and conditions below.

Please return academic dress to Hub Central by close of business (5pm) on graduation day.

What if I don't have credit card - can I pay cash?

We highly recommend you use our secure online ordering system to ensure availability. Your receipt will be emailed to you. Please print and present this receipt at the Gowning counter to collect your academic dress. Alternatively, you can contact GFP to make a booking to pay on the day using cash and/or debit transactions.

Do I have to wear anything specific under my gown?

It is important to note the gown is open at the front; therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. It is for this reason we recommend you wear business attire, and comfortable shoes. If the day is warm, you may want to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy and it may be hot in the auditorium.

How much will my Academic Dress hire cost?

Academic Dress hire prices vary depending on your requirements - as a general rule:

Bachelor Degrees:

Gown - $60 
Hood - $40 
Trencher/Mortar Board - $20


Gown - $170 
Hood - $50 
Bonnet - $60

For full pricing please visit the products section of this website.

Terms and Conditions

Return of Academic Dress - Academic Dress is to be returned within 2 hours of conclusion of your ceremony. Failure to return Academic Dress on time will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the regalia. Purchase price is three times hire price.
Cancellation of Order - If you need to cancel your order please contact Customer Service to arrange your refund. Generally refunds are not applicable if your cancellation occurs within 3 days of your ceremony.

Where can I order my academic dress?

You can order your academic dress online via GFP Graduations for Adelaide Ceremonies. Academic dress fees from GFP fund various scholarships at the University of Adelaide.

How to wear your academic dress

It is important to remember the clothing you wear to your graduation ceremony will be visible as you walk across the stage. Neat, casual attire is most appropriate, with a shirt and tie recommended for male graduates. It is best to avoid jeans and sneakers. Please also note that a mortarboard must be worn as part of your academic dress, which should be kept in mind when planning your hair style.

Gown - The gown is worn over the top of your clothing like a jacket, undergraduate's arms go through the sleeve, Post graduate students arm's slide through an opening in the sleeve.

Faculty Hood - For all degrees the hood is then placed over the top of your gown and worn with the colour hanging down the back of the gown and the V at the front of your neck. (For Graduates wearing a button shirt, there is a button hook to allow you to hook the hood on to stop it from moving about)

Mortarboard - The Mortarboard is worn with shallow part to the front of your head and the deep part at the back of the head, with the tassel placed on the left hand side of the head.

When selecting your mortarboard size, it is important that you have measured your head accurately to ensure we provide you the correct hat. Due to current restrictions, we cannot offer a presonalised fitiing service for mortarboards.  



Academic Dress Sizes



XXS 130 - 150 cm 4'2" - 4'9"
XS 150 - 160 cm 4'9" - 5'3"
S 160 - 170 cm 5'3" - 5'6"
M 170 - 180 cm 5'6" - 5'9"
L 180 - 190 cm 5'9" - 6'2"
XL 190 cm + 6'2" +



When selecting your hat size, it is important that you measure your head accurately to ensure we provide you the correct hat. Due to current restrictions, we cannot offer a personalised fitting service for mortarboards.

Step 1 - Place measuring tape above ear and wrap around head to get circumference.


 Step 2 - Match circumference with sizing chart below

Hat Size  Head Circumference
XS 52-54cm
S 55-56cm
M 57-58cm
L 59-60cm
XL 61-62cm


Ticket Information

Ticket Information

Guest tickets will be available for download once your order is completed. 

Due to the reduced capacity of Bonython Hall, guests will be limited to 2 per graduate.


Other Services

Studio Photography

Save time on your ceremony day you may and pre-order your Studio Photography package online. (To save time on your ceremony day, why not pre-order your Studio Photography package online.)

Stage Photography

GFP professional photography team will capture your moment on stage. Prints including the university logo, border and year of graduation are available for pickup at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Your stage photo will also be available to view and purchase through our website following your ceremony.

Pre-order your stage photograph package today through our Graduation Portal.

Bears & Charms

Cute little bears, all dressed and ready to take home. Available in a range of sizes with a graduation gown, mortarboard and a hood the same colour as yours!

Click here to pre-order your bear and have it ready to collect at your ceremony.

Contact us

For any issue, please contact our Customer Support Representatives at:



Australia: 1300 360 445
International: +61 8 8154 1388