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

VU will be hosting ceremonies between 12 September and 16 September 2022 at Flemington Racecourse to celebrate the achievements of our Semester 1, 2022 students. You do not need to do anything to be invited.

If you have successfully completed your course, an invitation will be sent to your student email in early August 2022.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, you can email us, speak to us via live chat or call us on +61 3 9919 6100.

We look forward to celebrating your success with you in person in March 2022.

Graduation costs

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

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

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

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.