Attending graduation is one of the most exciting parts of obtaining your qualification.

Graduation is a formal event, and an important part of recognising your academic progress. University Medals of Excellence are awarded and a Valedictorian speaks on behalf of the graduating cohort.

As a public acknowledgement of your achievement, you will celebrate surrounded and supported by fellow graduates, friends, family and the VU community.

Melbourne ceremonies

Our Higher Education onshore ceremonies are usually held in Melbourne in August and December.

VU Polytechnic (TAFE) onshore ceremonies are usually held in Melbourne in March.

Dates are subject to change and will be confirmed six weeks prior to the ceremonies.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, restrictions on large-scale events remain in place. We are carefully considering how we can recognise and celebrate our students' success in the safest way possible.

Students who graduated in 2020 will be offered the opportunity to attend an in-person ceremony in Melbourne as soon as possible. Eligible students will receive an email with full ceremony details and options as soon as a decision has been made.

Watch the University's graduation ceremonies, which were livestreamed on YouTube.

Graduation costs & ticketing


The cost to attend a graduation ceremony, including gown hire and the graduation reception, is AUD$120.

Guest tickets (up to three per graduate) cost AUD$44.

The graduation attendance fee doesn't include any photography packages.

Register for your tickets

Register and buy your tickets through GFP Graduations.

Note that you can only register if you have been emailed the Graduation Invitation.

Guest tickets are limited to three per graduate. If more tickets are available, you'll be notified two weeks prior to the ceremony.

If you have trouble registering, please call GFP Graduations on 1300 360 445 or email [email protected]

For all other queries contact Victoria University:

  • Find answers and ask questions on ASKVU
  • Email us using our enquiry form
  • Call us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Speak to us on live chat

Academic dress (regalia)

You'll need to wear the University’s academic dress at your graduation ceremony.

Academic dress can be hired or purchased through GFP Graduations. We'll provide you with information on how to go about this in your invitation to attend a graduation ceremony.

Photography, framing & flowers

You can purchase extra graduation items, including flowers, on the day.

Pre-order your photos, degree frames, and souvenirs through GFP Graduations


Speeches are an important part of VU graduation ceremonies.

You can watch addresses from our ceremonies on our VU Graduations YouTube channel.

Contact us

  • Find answers and ask questions on ASKVU.
  • Call us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Visit a VUHQ to see us in person.