Perth September ceremonies


Ceremony dates

Perth ceremonies are held twice a year in February and September. Dates are confirmed several weeks prior to the event. Livestream video links and online program will be available from 19th September.


Thursday 21 September 2023

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  • College of Business

  • College of Environmental and Life Sciences
               Agricultural Sciences
               Environmental & Conservation Sciences
               Medical, Molecular & Forensic Sciences
               Veterinary Medicine

  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
               Engineering & Energy
               Information Technology
               Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry & Physics                 

Thursday 21 September 2023

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  • College of Health and Education
              Allied Health
  • College of Law, Arts and Social Sciences
              Law & Criminology
              Media & Communication                   
              Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences


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 1 September 2023

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. 

  • Two guest tickets are included in your ceremony fee.
  • Two additional tickets can be purchased at a cost of $30 each.
  • Children over the age of two years will require a ticket.
  • Guest tickets are non-refundable.

Travel and parking

The graduation ceremonies will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Make sure you leave early on the day so you arrive in plenty of time for registration. There are 1500 car bays underneath PCEC which is serviced and managed by the City of Perth Parking open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For rates and further information please visit City of Perth Parking. It is recommended that you pre-book your parking. 


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, and 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.

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.

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Ceremony week

Tickets and Regalia

We encourage you to collect your regalia and guest tickets before your ceremony. If a friend or family member will be collecting on your behalf, please ensure you provide them with written authorisation. 

When: Tuesday 19 September, 12pm - 6pm

Where: Welcome Space on level 1 of Boola Katitjin. Parking is available in Car Parks 7, 8 and 9.

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.

11am Ceremony

Registration – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Foyer on level 2 outside Riverside Theatre9:30am to 10:15am
Graduand seating and briefing10:30am
Guest seating10:45am
The ceremony11am to  12.30pm (approximately)


5pm Ceremony

Registration – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Foyer  level 2 outside Riverside Theatre3:30pm to 4:15pm
Graduand seating and briefing4:30pm
Guest seating4:45pm
The ceremony5pm to 6.30pm (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. Enjoy complementary light refreshments in Pavilion 1 and have your photos taken. 

To make your day 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 in Pavilion 1 before you leave. Penalty fees may be charged if you do not return your regalia on the same day.

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.

Graduation Keepsakes

A complete range of keepsakes including a DVD of the ceremony, certificate frames, plaques, flowers and graduation bears will also be available at regalia collection and at the ceremony.  However, we do encourage graduands to pre-order at GFP Graduations.

These products are available to you even if you won't be attending the graduation ceremony. Any questions regarding regalia, photography or keepsakes, you can contact GFP Graduations directly on 1300 360 445 or


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