Booking graduation tickets and regalia

Information about ticketing, fees, guests and regalia for your graduation ceremony.

Following the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19, traditional on-site graduation ceremonies are not running in July 2020. The University is celebrating July in-absentia graduates to honour their incredible achievements. For more information, visit celebrating our graduates.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the University of Melbourne’s academic calendar is being revised. Please continue to refer back to this page for updated 2020 Graduation Dates and information.
Completing students: Get your free digital transcript If you’re completing your course this semester, you will automatically receive access to a free digital academic transcript once your results are finalised and recorded in my.unimelb. Find out more about which academic statements you get for free.

How to book

Graduation booking service

The graduation booking service will open in in the weeks leading up to your ceremony  date. The date will be provided in your invitation to graduate.

You will need to use the graduation booking service to:

  • Reserve your graduation regalia (academic gown/dress)
  • Reserve your two guest tickets (Doctoral graduands receive five guest tickets)
  • Pay your graduation fee.

Please ensure you complete the above steps prior to your graduation day. If you reserve your regalia and ceremony tickets on the day of your graduation, this will incur a $50 late fee.


All graduands attending a ceremony need to pay a graduation fee.

Graduation fee $235.00 Online via credit card only. You will receive an email when your ceremony fee is due. Includes:
  • 1 graduand ticket
  • 2 guest tickets
  • Official program booklet
  • Post-ceremony celebration
  • Use of a graduation gown (also known as academic regalia).

Students facing financial hardship can seek assistance by making an appointment with Student Support (Financial Aid). This service provides student loans, advice and advocacy around Government student payments, grants based on financial need (including housing/rent assistance grants) and welfare support.

You must pay all fees or fines owed to the University before you can graduate. Find out more about how to how to pay outstanding fees and debts.

What happens to my graduation fee if I do not attend my graduation?

If you do not attend your ceremony and have paid your ceremony fee, you will automatically be refunded within two weeks of the last ceremony date. Please submit an online enquiry if you do not receive your refund within two weeks. Please include a copy of your proof of purchase with your enquiry.

Extra guest tickets

Each graduating student is allocated two guest tickets included in the ceremony fee, which can only be reserved through the Graduation Booking Service.

You will be notified by email when the booking service opens if extra guest tickets are available for purchase. Extra guest tickets are very limited and are sold on a first come first served basis until sold out. If extra tickets are available, they will be limited to 1 or 2 tickets per student until sold out.

Extra guest tickets will incur a cost of $22 and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

If you have not received an email about the availability of guest tickets, this means there are no additional guest tickets available for your ceremony. Guests who cannot attend the ceremony can watch a live video stream.

Collecting your regalia

You will collect your regalia on the day of your graduation ceremony. Please refer to your graduation day schedule for collection times and locations.

Please present your graduand ticket when you come to collect your regalia. The person gowning you on the day of your graduation will check to make sure that your gown and hat are the right size. Our graduation staff will also ensure that your regalia is positioned correctly before you walk across the stage.

Read more about your graduation gown

Returning your regalia

Regalia must be returned to the collection point within two hours after the conclusion of your ceremony. Regalia cannot be returned during the ceremony.

More information