Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Ceremony Information

If you have any graduation specific related queries, please first visit AIB’s FAQs page on their dedicated Graduation website -

If you cannot find an answer to your query there please:

  • Direct all queries regarding the eligibility to graduate, parchments or transcripts to:

  • Direct all other queries relating to the graduation and events to

Academic Dress

All graduates attending the ceremony are required to wear the appropriate academic attire - gown with a hood and mortarboard or bonnet. As your graduation is a formal event, we recommend wearing business attire under your gown and comfortable shoes.

Photography and Merchandise

GFP are the official suppliers of graduation photography and merchandice for AIB. Please visit the GFP website for further details.

All Graduates will be photographed as they cross the stage and accept their Degree. Stage Presentations Photos are offered to view, purchase and take home directly after the ceremony.

GFP is also the supplier of frames, plaques, flowers and graduation teddy bears all available for purchase on graduation day.

Venue Info

Stamford Grand Hotel
2 Jetty Road, Glenelg

For more information about getting to the venue please click here.

Contact Us

For any issue and enquiries, please contact our customer support representatives at:, call our customer support team at Australia: 1300 360 445 - International: +61 8 8154 1388 or fill out the form here to send us feedback. To assist us in processing your enquiry, please provide us with some information about yourself.

If your enquiry relates to our booking system, your questions may already be answered in our helpful FAQs.

Academic Dress

Gown Collection Times and Locations

Academic Dress will be available for collection from The Stamford Grand, Glenelg from 10:30am on your Graduation day.

Clear directional signage will be available for your convenience.

FAQ on Academic Dress

Do I have to wear Academic Dress to participate in my Graduation Ceremony?

Yes. You will be required to wear the prescribed academic dress for the Degree or Diploma in which you are graduating. This includes a gown, a hood in the appropriate colour and a mortarboard or bonnet.

When do I hire my Academic Dress?

Academic Dress will be open for booking 4-6 weeks before your ceremony.  Academic Dress MUST be booked a minimum of 3 days in advance of your ceremony day.

How do I work out my Gown Size?

When you place your order online you will have the option to select your size e.g. extra small, small, medium, large etc and we will also ask for your height, this will allow us to ensure you have the correct size.

When do I return my Academic Dress?

Gowns must be returned after you have finalized your photographic and graduation services within 2 hours of the ceremony finishing. Failure to return your Academic Dress within this period will incur a late fee. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions below.

Do I have to wear anything specific under my gown?

It is important to note the gown is open at the front; therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. It is for this reason we recommend you wear business attire, and comfortable shoes. If the day is warm, you may want to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy and it may be hot in the auditorium.

 How much does it cost to hire my academic dress?

Academic dress hire is included in your Graduand Ticket price for all AIB graduates. 

Terms and Conditions

Academic Dress Hire - Academic Dress MUST be booked a minimum of 3 days in advance of your ceremony day. 
Return of Academic Dress - Academic Dress is to be returned within 2 hours of conclusion of your ceremony. Failure to return Academic Dress on time will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the regalia

How to wear your academic dress

Gown - The gown is worn over the top of your clothing like a jacket. All Masters graduates wear a Masters gown with short sleeves, all other graduates wear Bachelor gowns with full length sleeves. 

Faculty Hood - Place the hood over your head with the button hole in the centre of your sternum, the colour should be displayed on both shoulders.

Mortarboard - The Mortarboard sits on your head with the longer peak at the back and the tassel hanging to your left. 

It is important to remember that the clothing you wear to your graduation ceremony will be visible as you walk across the stage. Neat, casual attire is most appropriate, with a shirt and tie recommended for male graduates. It is best to avoid jeans and sneakers. Please also note that a mortarboard must be worn as part of academic dress, which should be kept in mind when planning your hair style.

Academic Dress Sizes

Other Services

Photography and Merchandise

 All Graduates will be photographed as they cross the stage and accept their Degree. Stage Presentations Photos are offered to view, purchase and take home directly after the ceremony.

GFP is the official supplier of graduation memorabilia such as certificate frames, plaques and graduation bears all available for purchase on your graduation day. Please visit the GFP website for further details.

Contact us

For any issue, please contact our Customer Support Representatives at:



Australia: 1300 360 445
International: +61 8 8154 1388