Perth September ceremonies

Tell your friends and family you’ll be on stage at RAC Arena. Celebrate your graduation in style at one of Perth’s most modern venues.

Ceremony dates

Perth ceremonies are held twice a year in February and September. Dates are confirmed several weeks prior to the event.

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.

About the ceremony

Ceremony fee

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

AwardCeremony fee for regalia hireCeremony fee for regalia purchase
Bachelors, honours, certificate and diplomaA$120A$279
MastersA$130A$295
DoctorateA$150A$493

Venue

Located in the Perth CBD, RAC Arena is easy to get to and surrounded by popular places to eat and drink before your ceremony.

The Arena is a ticketed venue and conditions of entry apply. Bags larger than A4 (including handbags) and prams will need to be checked into the external cloakroom. Read the full terms of entry.

Travel and parking

Make sure you leave with plenty of time in case of traffic congestion and to find a parking spot. Parking is available at RAC Arena, accessible from both Milligan and Market Street. There are 14 ACROD bays available. Fees apply.

Details of other transport options including taxi, bus, train and ferry are also available.

Aged, disabled and wheelchair access

If either you or any of your guests use a wheelchair, have a mobility issue or require special seating arrangements, email graduations@murdoch.edu.au at least a week before the ceremony so suitable seating can be arranged.

What to wear

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

On the day

Collect your tickets and regalia

Your regalia, guest tickets and ceremony instructions must be collected before your ceremony. If you are not collecting regalia, your guest tickets and ceremony instructions can be picked up when you register for the ceremony.

You can collect your tickets and regalia from the registration desk outside the Student Centre, Chancellery Building, on the eastern side of Bush Court.

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
Doctorate by Research graduands can register in the Granite Room, on the ground floor, before joining the Academic procession into the main arena. A pre-ceremony function will be held from 5:30pm.
Graduand seating and briefing6:30pm
Guest seating6:45pm
The ceremony7pm to 9:30pm (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.

Stop briefly to shake hands with the Chancellor as the ceremony photographer takes a photo of the presentation. 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 and have your photos taken.

You will receive a celebratory glass of champagne upon presentation of your seat ticket. Guests will also need to present their ticket to receive refreshments.

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.

Photographs, DVD and framing

Photographers will be available before and after the ceremony for studio portraits. No bookings are necessary. A non-refundable service fee of A$30 is payable on the night and is additional to the cost of photos you purchase.

Approximately 10 days after the ceremony you can view and order packages combining individual and group photos from GFP Graduations. A DVD of the ceremony, certificate frames and metal reproduction plaques will also be available.

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

Disclaimer

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.