Hiring or purchasing your academic dress

Graduands who were unable to attend a face-to-face graduation in 2020 and would like to take photos in academic dress can organise to hire a gown, a hood or stole, and trencher from the Unishop. For more information, including associated costs, visit the Unishop website.

Hiring and purchasing academic dress during graduation weeks

Academic dress is available for hire from the Unishop at anytime throughout the year, except during graduation weeks. 


During graduation weeks, the hire of academic dress is coordinated by Student and Accommodation Services Division and is supplied as part of your Graduation Fee.

If you are hiring your academic dress, it is available for collection from the Registration Desk on the day of your ceremony. Your academic dress is only available for collection during the registration opening times listed below. Staff will be available to assist you with dressing in your academic dress on the day.

  • 9:45am ceremony
    • Registration Desk is open from 8:00am until 9:00am
  • 2:30pm ceremony
    • Registration Desk is open from 1:00pm until 1:45pm
  • 7:00pm ceremony
    • Registration Desk is open from 5:30pm until 6:15pm


Graduates who wish to purchase academic dress for graduation can do so at any time of the year from the Unishop. However, if for any reason a particular item may be out of stock, you must place your order no later than 6 weeks prior to the ceremony. Enquiries regarding the purchase of academic dress may be directed to the Unishop.

For those graduates who choose to purchase academic dress, it will be available for collection from the Unishop Enquiry Counter inside the Unishop on the day of graduation.