Academic dress for individuals and groups

Individual and group hire of Monash-approved academic dress is available for Monash graduates through GFP Graduations. You can also buy your academic dress. GFP will confirm with Monash Graduation Services your eligibility to hire or buy academic dress.

Contact GFP Graduations

Phone: 1300 360 445 (from within Australia)

If enquiring from outside Australia, please email GFP and their team will phone you as needed.

When to hire or buy your academic dress

Coursework students

You can hire or buy your academic dress after graduating in absentia (without attending a ceremony).

Graduate research students

You can hire or buy your academic dress after conferral.

Award level style of dress

Bachelor level academic dress


Diploma level academic dress


Masters level academic dress


Doctorate level academic dress


Faculty colours

All examples are shown as a diploma stole.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture academic dress. Colour: spectrum orange

Art, Design and Architecture

(Spectrum orange)

Faculty of Arts academic dress. Colour: old rose


(Old rose)

Faculty of Business and Economics academic dress. Colour: Peacock green

Business and Economics

(Peacock green)

Faculty of Education. Colour: Banana



Faculty of Engineering. Colour: rose beige


(Rose beige)

Faculty of Information Technology. Colour: spectrum green

Information Technology

(Spectrum green)

Faculty of Law. Colour: white



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Colour: Victrix blue

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

(Victrix blue)

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Colour: buttercup

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Faculty of Science. Colour: primrose



The gown is a three-quarter length robe with full-length, flowing sleeves and drapes open at the front. Your clothing will be visible, so you should wear something appropriate for a formal occasion.

The hood represents the cowl worn by monks to cover the head and shoulders. The Monash hood is turquoise with the edging and trimmings identifying the faculty and award. It has a button loop to attach to your clothing to keep the hood in place.

If you're graduating with a double degree, you'll wear the colour of your managing faculty.

A trencher cap is worn by all graduates except doctorates. The cap is worn flat or horizontal with the tassel down over the left eye.

A bonnet is worn by doctorates. This is made of black velvet, trimmed with peony red or gold cord and tassels.

The Indigenous stoles acknowledge the cultural heritage and history of the Indigenous people of Australia. They are reflective of both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

Indigenous students have the option to wear an Indigenous stole.

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