Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

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For any issue and enquiries, please contact our customer support representatives at: info@gfpgraduations.com.au, 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. To assist us in processing your enquiry, please provide us with some information about yourself.

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

Academic Dress

All graduates attending the ceremony are required to wear the appropriate academic attire - gown with a hood and mortar board or bonnet. As your graduation is a formal event, we recommend wearing business attire under your gown and comfortable shoes.

Academic dress can be hired from this website. Students are encouraged to obtain their academic dress from GFP Graduations who are the Universities preferred supplier.

Other Graduation Services

Please click here to view the range of services available at your graduation.

Venue Info

Perth Ceremony:

Hillside Church

45 Berkshire Rd, Forrestfield

Adelaide Ceremony:

Murray Centre – Performing Arts building at Westminster School,

1/23 Alison Ave, Marion. Parking is available on site

Academic Dress

Gown Collection Times and Locations

Perth Gowning collection will take place at:

Hillside Church - 45 Berkshire Rd, Forrestfield
Saturday the 13th of March from 6:00pm.

Adelaide Gowning collection will take place at:

20 Starr Ave, North Plympton 

Friday 23rd April 1pm until 6pm

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.

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 tabor.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 Gowning counter to collect your gown.
If you have any queries, please contact Customer Service on info@gfpgraduations.com.au or 1300 360 445.

When do I hire my Academic Dress?

Academic Dress 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 do I return my Academic Dress?

Gowns must be returned after you have finalized your photographic and graduation services within 1 hour of the ceremony finishing. Failure to return your Academic Dress 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 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?

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

Bachelor Degree:
Complete Set to Hire (Gown, Hood, Mortarboard) - $55 Purchase - $200

Master Degree:
Complete Set to Hire (Gown, Hood, Mortarboard) - $65 Purchase - $220

Doctorates:
Complete Set - Purchase - $550

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 1 hour 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.
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 left 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

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.

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