Frequently Asked Questions

General Information



Academic Dress

For information relating to the Academic Dress 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 on this FAQ page..
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

Ticket Information

All graduates have the ability to book up a maximum of six guest tickets.

Your guests will need to be in possesion of their ticket to enter the ceremony.


Venue Info

Edwardstown Baptist Church (Dorene St & Rothesay Ave, St Marys)

Parking & Public Transport 

Parking is available at Edwardstown Baptist Church, via the two main car park entrances, both accessible from Dorene Street. Additional parking is available on surrounding streets.

Academic Dress

Gown Collection Times and Locations

Adelaide Gowning collection will take place at:

Edwardstown Baptist Church

Dorene St & Rothesay Ave, St Marys

  • Collection from 8:00am - 8:45am
  • 10:00am ceremony 


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 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 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:

Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma Awards:
Complete Set to Hire (Gown, Stole) -$55

Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma, Master's Degree:
Complete Set to Hire (Gown, Hood/Stole, Mortarboard) - $75

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


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

All graduates have the ability to book up a maximum of six guest tickets.

Your guests will need to be in possesion of their ticket to enter the ceremony.


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 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 Tabor 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.

Your stage photo will also be available to view and purchase through our website following your ceremony. 

Add the finishing touch to your degree certificate with a ready-to-hang frame or plaque. 
Our on-the-spot framing service provides a professional option with a choice of mat colours, custom designed for your TABOR award. 
To pre-order your frame please sign in to the Graduation Portal.

Bears & Charms
Cute little bears, all dressed and ready to take home.
Available in a range of sizes with a graduation gown, mortarboard and a hood the same colour as yours!
Click here to pre-order your bear and have it ready to collect at your ceremony.