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
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
All examples are shown as a diploma stole.
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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.