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

A decision has been made to postpone our 2020/2021 in-person graduation ceremonies until March 2022. Victoria University wants to deliver a positive and meaningful graduation experience with your family, friends and the VU community present.

The safety and wellbeing of our graduates, guests, and the University community remain our greatest priority. The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that government regulations and public health orders can change rapidly and we are hopeful that by March 2022 this situation in Victoria will have stabilised.

What happens next?

You will be sent an email with an update on the progression of our planning in early December.

Have a question?

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

We thank you for your continued support and 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 three 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.