About the ceremony

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Australian graduation ceremonies

  • Ballarat
  • Berwick
  • Gippsland

Location and parking


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Ballarat is approximately 1 and 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne airport. If you are flying to Melbourne, please allow sufficient time to travel from the airport to Ballarat - this can take up to 90 minutes, depending on road/traffic conditions.

Registration and gowning opens 2 hours before your ceremony commences. You may like to consider flying in the night before your ceremony, to avoid unnecessary pressure if delayed. Transport from Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne) is the easier option as there is a direct shuttle between the airport and Ballarat.

There are several different options. See links below for further information:

Ballarat Civic Hall, Mair Street, Ballarat - location

Skybus - to/from Tullamarine airport and Melbourne (Southern Cross station)

V-Line train - to/from Melbourne (Southern Cross station) and Ballarat train station

Ballarat Airport Shuttlebus - to/from Tullamarine airport and Ballarat train station

Public Bus CDC Ballarat -  to/from Ballarat train station to Mt Helen campus venue

Taxi - Phone 131 008 - calculate cost from Ballarat train station to venue


Bunjil Place - 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren, VIC

Location and parking information 


Gippsland Campus - Northways Road, Churchill, VIC

Graduation parking is available off Mary Grant Bruce Drive, Churchill.

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How long does the ceremony take?

A standard graduation ceremony will run for approximately 60 minutes.

However, graduates need to register and collect their academic gown before the ceremony and should allow appropriate time for photographs etc. Times for registration and robing will be provided in your booking confirmation when you submit your information online via the Reeds Graduation Services portal. You should also allow time to return your academic gown after the ceremony.

Dress codeDress code

Smart casual dress and comfortable shoes are suggested for attending graduates. Depending on the location of your ceremony, there may be stairs involved to access the stage.

Guest tickets

Australian ceremonies

The attendance fee includes 2 guest tickets*. Extra guest tickets may be purchased for $15 each, if available. If tickets are available, you will be notified by email after numbers have been finalised. Graduates do not require a ticket. 
*guest numbers may be affected by government health advice current at the time of ceremony.

Tickets will be sent electronically when you submit your graduation attendance details online via Reed Graduation Services portal. An email will be sent to advise you when this portal is open. Please ensure your guests have a copy of their tickets when they attend the ceremony.