Academic dress

You are required to wear the appropriate academic dress to participate in your graduation ceremony. Graduation attendance consists of a registration fee and academic dress hire fee. You can also choose to purchase your own regalia gown set as part of the online graduation registration process.

Double degrees wear the colour of the college/School that runs the course. For example, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts wears the colour for Law.

Multiple degrees wear the academic dress for the highest award. For example, Graduate Diploma in Education/Bachelor of Arts wears the academic dress for the Graduate Diploma.

Graduands of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent may also opt to wear, in addition to the appropriate academic dress as described below, a stole ten centimetres wide of the following colours:

  • Aboriginal: Equal bands of Jet Black, Saffron and Post Office red silks
  • Torres Strait Islander: Larkspur silk edged on each side with Juniper silk, each colour separated by a narrow band of black piping

Diploma

back of diploma graduation gown, with yellow silk sashfront of diploma graduation gown, yellow silk sash over shoulders

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Stole: 10 cm wide lined with silk in the colour of the discipline, worn around the neck and drapes down the front of the gown

No trencher is worn

Bachelor degreeback of bachelor's gown, light blue silk sash hanging in hood like shapefront of bachelor's degree gown, light blue silk sash in v shape around neck to shoulders

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth with a 10 cm silk facing in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the right shoulder.

Trencher: Black cloth

Bachelor (Honours) degreeback of bachelor (honours) degree gown, deep red silk sash in hood like shape hanging over backfront of bachelor (honours) gown, deep red silk sash hanging around neck in triangle shape

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth with a 10 cm silk facing in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the left shoulder.

Trencher: Black cloth

Graduate certificate and diplomaback of graduate certificate and diploma gown, deep purple/pink silk sash in triangle over shoulders

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Stole: 10 cm wide lined with silk in the colour of the discipline, worn around the neck and drapes down the front of the gown.

Trencher: Black cloth

Master degree

back of master's degree gown, large orange silk hood draped over back front of master's degree gown, large orange silk sash in triangular shape over shoulders

Gown: Oxford blue cloth


Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth lined and bound to a depth of 2 cm with silk in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the right shoulder.

Trencher: Black cloth

Master (Honours) degree

back of master's (honours) degree gown, light gold/burgundy large silk hood draping down back front of master's (honours) degree gown, light gold/burgundy silk sash in triangular shape over shoulders

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth lined and bound to a depth of 2 cm with silk in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the left shoulder.

Professional Doctorateback of professional doctorate gown, deep red silk hood with red silk sleeve cuffsfront of professional doctorate gown, silk red sashes vertically running down off either shoulder down front of body, red sleeve cuffs, red hood

Gown: Oxford blue cloth with a 10 cm wide Post Office red silk facing and cuffs

Hood: Oxford doctorate cut hood in Oxford blue, lined with Post Office red silk; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on both shoulders.

Bonnet: Black velvet Tudor bonnet with a Post Office red cord and tassel

Doctor of Philosophy

back of doctor of philosophy gown, deep red silk gown with blue cuffs and blue silk hoodfront of doctor of philosophy gown, all red silk with blue hood, cuffs and two vertical blue sashes running down front of body from shoulders

Gown: Post Office red cloth with 10 cm wide facing and cuffs

Hood: Oxford doctorate cut hood in Post Office red lined with blue silk; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on both shoulders.

Bonnet:
Black velvet Tudor bonnet with a Post Office red cord and tassel

Hoods, facings and stole colours

Colour references are to the British Colour Council Dictionary of Standard Colours

Discipline

Colour

Agriculture

Brunswick green

Business, Economics

Tangerine

Education

Claret

Engineering

Nutmeg

Health Sciences

Signal red

Humanities and Social Sciences

Turquoise

Law

Crocus (mauve)

Psychological Sciences

Sulphur

Science, Technology

Saffron

Social Work

Smalt (cornflower blue)