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. 

Graduate Ticket

You will be issued your graduate ticket at regalia collection.

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 enquiries relating to the hire or purchase of academic dress or photography mementos & flowers, please contact our Customer Support representatives.

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.

This will be available to collect 2 hours prior to your ceremony

Academic Dress FAQ's

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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



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" +


Ticket Information

Guest Ticket Information

Due to space restrictions, a maximum of two guest tickets will be issued to each graduand.
Please note that all guests must have a ticket to attend the ceremony and reception.
Requests for additional guests tickets will not be considered

Graduate Ticket Information

All attending graduates will be sent an SMS three days prior to the ceremony with further information about the ticket.

Other Services

Studio Photography

Leave your graduation photos to the experts. GFP’s photography team will provide you and your family with a professional studio session that includes a wide range of individual, family and fun images.

Save time on your ceremony day you may and pre-order your Studio Photography package online.
For more information and to pre-order please sign in to the Graduation Portal.

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.