FAQs

Do I have to wear academic regalia to participate in my graduation ceremony?

Yes. You will be required to wear the prescribed academic regalia for the degree or diploma in which you are graduating. This includes a gown, mortarboard, hood and/or sash in the appropriate colour.

I am receiving a double degree, how do I order my academic regalia?

If you are receiving both degrees at one ceremony, you only need to place one regalia order (please contact ECU's Corporate Events Office on (8) 6304 2011 to check which hood colour you will need to order). You wear the hood for the ceremony you are attending, e.g. if your award is Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business you will receive an invitation for your Bachelor of Science and an invitation for your Bachelor of Business. If you select to attend the ceremony for your Bachelor of Science (to receive both awards at that ceremony) the regalia you order should be for Bachelor of Science.

If you are receiving your degrees at separate ceremonies, you will need to place two regalia orders, one for each ceremony. If you are unsure which regalia to order for your double degree, please email graduations@ecu.edu.au

How do I book my academic regalia?

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

When do I hire my academic regalia?

Academic regalia will be open for booking 4-6 weeks before your ceremony

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.

When and where can I collect my academic regalia?

Perth ceremonies (collection at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre )

Regalia Pre-Collection Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 9.00am to 6.00pm

Regalia Pre-Collection Location:

  • Regalia can be collected from Pavilion 1, level 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Graduation day Collection Times:

  • Saturday 2nd February 2019 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday 3rd February 2019 8am to 6pm
  • Bunbury Ceremony 16th February 1pm to 4pm

Graduation day Collection Location:

  • Meetings Rooms 1 & 2, Level Two, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Can I get help if I am unsure how to wear the regalia?

Yes!  GFP has a ‘Dress Me’ station set-up to assist Graduands with their regalia. The ‘Dress Me’ station will be open 2 hours before each ceremony and is located outside the regalia collection room on the day of your ceremony.  Just come along and one of our staff will ensure you are dressed correctly. 

Please note, if you run out of time, staff are also available to assist Graduands as they enter the ceremony.

When do I return my academic regalia?

Regalia must be returned after you have finalized your photographic and graduation services within 2 hours of the ceremony finishing. Failure to return your academic regalia within this period will incur a late fee. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions below.

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 GFP regalia counter to collect your academic regalia. Alternatively, you can contact GFP to make a booking to pay on the day using cash and/or debit transactions.

How much will my academic regalia cost?

Regalia prices vary depending on your requirements - as a general rule:

Bachelor/Masters Degree

Complete set to hire (Gown, Hood, Mortarboard) - $95

Individual items:

  • Gown - $45
  • Hood - $35
  • Mortarboard - $20

Professional Doctorates:

Complete set to hire (Gown, Hood, Velvet Mortarboard) - $150

  • Gown - $65
  • Hood - $45
  • Velvet Mortarboard - $40

PHD:

Complete set to hire (Gown, Hood, Bonnet) - $160

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

Terms and Conditions

Return of academic regalia - academic regalia is to be returned within 2 hours of conclusion of your ceremony. Failure to return academic regalia on time will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the regalia.
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.

Can I apply for or buy more tickets for my graduation ceremony?

Please contact the University for more ticketing information

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

Dates vary from year to year. You can find all the important graduation dates and deadlines on the Graduations website.

What should I wear to my graduation?

All graduates who attend their ceremony must wear the appropriate academic attire: gown, with hood and mortar board or bonnet. It is important to note that the gown is open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. We recommend wearing business attire under your gown and comfortable shoes. Information regarding gown hire and academic regalia rules can be found on the Graduations website.

How long is the graduation ceremony?

The ceremony is usually 90mins but can go longer depending on the number of graduands attending.

How much does it cost to graduate?

Information regarding costs involved in graduating can be found on the Graduations website.

What happens in a graduation ceremony?

Ceremonies differ depending on where/when they are held and if you are sitting on the stage or in the body of the hall. You will get a full overview of what happens in a graduation ceremony at your pre-ceremony briefing. It is very important that you attend your briefing.

What time do I need to arrive for my graduation ceremony?

You are required to assemble for a pre-ceremony briefing no later than 45 minutes prior to the commencement time. Please ensure that you are wearing the appropriate academic attire for this briefing, as you will be going straight from the briefing to the presentation hall. Further information regarding when to arrive and where to go on the day of your ceremony can be found on the Graduations website.

How can I get to my graduation ceremony?

Ceremonies are held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

If you’re driving to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre there are car parks available for use.

For more parking information, visit the PCEC Website

Public transport runs regularly. For up-to-date schedules please check directly with Transperth.

Contact us

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

EMAIL

info@gfp.com.au

PHONE

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