Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Graduation Information

For further information regarding your graduation ceremony, please refer to the Bond University Graduation website.

Academic Dress

For information relating to the Academic Dress please use the following link. 

Ticketing Information

For information about the Graduation Ticketing please use the following link.

Photography and Merchandise

To find out more about the services we offer at your graduation please use the following link.

Contact Us

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

For any issues and enquiries relating to the hire or purchase of academic dress or photography mementoes and flowers, please contact our Customer Support representatives.

Email: info@gfpgraduations.com.au 
Phone: 1300 360 445 (international: +61 8 8154 1388)
Web: Enquiry form

Academic Dress

Academic Dress Collection Times

Your academic dress will only be available for collection and fitting on the day of the ceremony.

Academic Dress FAQs

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

Yes. You will be required to wear the official academic dress for the degree or diploma that you are graduating from. The academic dress set includes a gown, a mortar board or bonnet,  and a hood and/or stole in your faculty's colours.

How do I work out my gown size?

When you place your order online you will have the option to select your size, based on your height. Please note that you will be fitted for the correct size when you pick up your academic dress.

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

If you are receiving both degrees in one ceremony, you will only need to place one order.

When and where do I return my academic dress?

Academic dress must be returned the same day.

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 the 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.

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

We recommend you pay for your academic dress with credit card. Alternatively, you can contact GFP on info@gfp.com.au or 1300 360 445 to make a booking and pay on the day with cash and/or a debit transaction, however this booking must be made in advance.

Do I have to wear anything specific under my gown?

Please note that you will be required to walk up stairs and all academic dress is open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath will be visible. For this reason, business attire and comfortable shoes are highly recommended. The gowns are quite heavy so you may want to remove any jackets.

How much will my academic dress hire cost?

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

  • Diploma set:  $85 includes gown & stole
  • Bachelor set:  $85 includes gown, hood & mortarboard
  • Master's set:  $90 includes gown, hood & mortarboard
  • Doctor of Philosophy set: $160 includes gown, hood & bonnet

Terms and Conditions

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.

How to wear your academic dress

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 right hand side of the head.

It is important to remember that 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 academic dress, which should be kept in mind when planning your hair style.

Academic Dress Sizes

Ticket Information

Guest Ticket Information

Due to space restrictions, a maximum of two, three or four guest tickets will be issued to each graduand, depending on the size of the ceremony. Please note that all guests must have a printed ticket to attend the ceremony. If graduands do not take up their maximum allocation, additional guest tickets may become available. No advance guarantees can be made on the allocation of additional tickets.

Graduate Ticket Information

You will be provided a ticket when you collect your academic dress.

Other Services

Photography and Merchandise

GFP has been contracted to provide a complete record of each ceremony, as well as a portrait photographic service for graduates.

Please visit the GFP website for further details.

Stage presentation photographs will also be available immediately following your ceremony to purchase and take home on the day.

Save time and money by pre-ordering your graduation photograph packages through the Graduation Portal.

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