Perth February ceremonies

Ceremony dates

Perth ceremonies are held twice a year in February and September. They will be held on campus in the Northern Plaza of our new building, Boola Katitjin.




Sunday 11 February 20247pm
  • Allied Health
  • Psychology
Monday 12 February 20247pm
  • Law and Criminology
Tuesday 13 February 20247pm
  • Humanities , Arts and Social Sciences
  • Media and Communication
Wednesday 14 February 20247pm
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Thursday 15 February 20247pm
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Veterinary Medicine
Friday 16 February 20247pm
  • Nursing
Saturday 17 February 20247pm
  • Business
  • Education

Important tasks

There are some steps you need to complete before you can attend your graduation ceremony. Learn more about attending a ceremony.

Complete your graduation

Make sure you've completed all the steps to graduate on time.

Confirm your attendance

Confirm your attendance in MyInfo.

Deadline to confirm attendance is
Friday 19 January 2024.

About the ceremony

Ceremony fee

The fee includes your regalia, admission and refreshments for yourself and two guests. You can choose to hire or purchase your regalia.

Award Ceremony fee for regalia hire Ceremony fee for regalia purchase
Bachelors, honours, certificate and diploma A$125 A$284
Masters A$135 A$300
Doctorate A$150 A$498


You and your guests will need to present your tickets to gain entry.

  • Your ceremony fee includes two seated guest tickets for the Northern Plaza in Boola Katitjin per graduand.
  • A maximum of two additional overflow tickets can be purchased at a cost of $30 each. Overflow ticket holders can view the ceremony from the decking at the back of the Northern Plaza or watch the livestream in the Kim E Beazley lecture theatre and join the graduates for light refreshments post ceremony. 
  • Your guest tickets will be delivered electronically from GFP. Both seated and overflow guest tickets must be ordered via the GFP online ordering portal after you have confirmed your attendance and made payment of the ceremony fee.
  • Children over the age of two years will require a ticket.
  • Your guest tickets are in addition to your ticket.
  • Guest tickets are non-refundable

Venue and parking

The graduation ceremonies will take place on campus in the Northern Plaza of the new building, Boola Katitjin. Make sure you leave early on the day so you arrive in plenty of time for registration.

On ceremony days, you can park without a permit from 3pm in red and green parking areas in car parks 2 and 3 except in ticket parking areas. Although a permit is not required, all parking signs must be observed. See the parking map for details.


Murdoch University is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact Completion and Graduations at least two weeks before the ceremony so suitable arrangements can be organised. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs, e.g. Auslan interpreting, special seating requirements.

What to wear

You must wear the complete Murdoch University academic regalia for the award you are receiving, or the regalia for previous awards.

Perth February ceremonies are held outdoors so it is advisable you and your guests dress according to the weather on the day.

Pronunciation of your name

To ensure your name is pronounced correctly during the ceremony, advise Completion and Graduations of the correct pronunciation at least two weeks before.

Postponement due to poor weather conditions

While Perth summer evenings can be pleasant, the ceremony may be postponed or relocated in the case of bad weather. If postponement is necessary, you will be advised via email and text message a minimum of three hours before the ceremony.

Under no circumstances shall the University be liable for any actual or alleged loss by a ticket holder or another arising from the cancellation or postponement of the event; this includes but is not limited to travel, accommodation and other costs, or any loss of business or earnings due to the cancellation or postponement of the graduation ceremony.

Ceremony week

Collect your regalia

Your regalia should be collected before your ceremony.  If a friend or family member will be collecting on your behalf, please ensure you provide them with written authorisation. 

When: Building 330, level 2, entry off Bush Court (the old Student Centre). Parking is available in Car Parks 2 and 3.

Where: Thursday 8 February 2023, 12pm to 6pm

CeremonyCollection time
Monday 10 February11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 11 February11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 13 February11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 14 February11:00am to 5:00pm

Ceremony proceedings

Each graduation ceremony starts promptly and follows a set program. You need to arrive on time to register and take your seat so you don’t miss out.

Registration5pm to 6.15pm
Graduand seating and briefing6.30pm
Guest seating6.45pm
The ceremony7pm to 8.30pm (approximately)

Accepting your certificate

As you reach the stage your name will be checked before it is announced. Once announced, walk across the stage to the Chancellor to receive your certificate. The ceremony photographer will be positioned in front of the stage to take a photo of the presentation. Following this you will then continue across the stage where an usher will direct you back to the graduand seating area.

After the ceremony

It’s time to relax and celebrate with your family and friends and have your photos taken. Further details regarding the post ceremony function will be provided closer to the ceremony date. 

To make your night run more smoothly, arrange in advance where you will meet your guests after the ceremony. Waiting at the exits can cause congestion.

Return your regalia

Hired regalia must be returned to the regalia return desk before you leave.

Studio and Stage Photography

Photographers will be available before and after the ceremony for studio portraits. A range of photo package options are available for you to choose from. You can view and order packages combining individual and family photos on the day or pre-order your package from GFP Events.

Souvenir Stage photos of your certificate presentation will be printed with year of graduation and Murdoch University crest, and are available to view, purchase and take home on the night.

A complimentary download of your certificate presentation photo will also be made available. Use your student ID as your voucher code. A different code will be provided if you have studio photos taken.

Pre-book your ceremony photography at GFP Events.


Watch live

Can’t attend? Watch the graduation ceremonies live from Perth. Stream begins Monday 10 February at 7pm (AWDT).

View live stream