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Curtin University

Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

Where to park

Paid parking is available at the PCEC. Access to the PCEC Car Park is via Mill Street, Mounts Bay Road and the Mitchell Freeway Riverside Drive off-ramp.

Curtin alumni

Curtin graduates automatically become a valued member of the Curtin alumni network, without fee and for life.

You can connect with Curtin Alumni on Twitter, and keep your details up-to-date online.

Pre-ceremony and registration information

After results publication, all graduates will receive a Graduation Invitation via OC in OASIS. All graduates must register to attend their graduation ceremony by the published deadline via the Graduations Channel in OASIS. You will NOT receive a Graduation Invitation via post or to your personal email address. Please note that outside the registration period you will not be able to see the Graduations Channel in OASIS. Registration to attend a ceremony must be completed during the registration period. No registrations will be accepted after the registration closing date. If late registrations are able to be accepted a late registration fee is applicable.

Registration to attend a ceremony must be completed during the registration period. Regalia must be ordered during registration time via the Graduations Channel in OASIS. Please note that outside the registration period you will not be able to see the Graduations Channel in OASIS.

Guest tickets and purchasing extra tickets

Each graduate attending the ceremony will receive two guest tickets. PhD graduates will receive four guest tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased via the Graduations Channel in OASIS during the extra ticket sale period only. Please note extra tickets are limited due to venue restrictions and therefore might sell out. The Graduations Office is not able to reserve tickets so please ensure you order your extra tickets as early as possible during the ticket sales period to avoid disappointment.

For ticket prices please visit the Fees website.

Ticket and regalia collection

Your graduation tickets and regalia can be collected the week prior to your ceremony from the John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, on Bentley Campus (Opposite the Curtin Bookshop - see map).

The day and time of ticket and regalia collection will be confirmed in your Registration Confirmation Official Communication (OC), sent to your OC channel in OASIS.

To collect your tickets and regalia you must present photo identification including your Curtin student ID card, drivers licence or Passport. If you cannot collect your tickets and regalia and require someone to collect on your behalf please ensure they bring a Disclosure of Information Proxy Form and photo identification. Tickets and regalia will not be issued without authorisation from the graduate.

Please refer to Wearing and ordering regalia for further information regarding regalia.

Studio photography is available during tickets and regalia collection and before and after the graduation ceremonies. Demand for studio photography is high on ceremony days, therefore you may wish to have your professional photos taken with family and friends after you have collected your tickets and regalia.

A professional photograph will be taken of each graduate as they cross the stage. The photos are available from the Phillips and Father website after the ceremonies. A DVD of the ceremony will also be available for purchase.

Certificate framing is available after your ceremony. Frames can be ordered and pre-paid prior to your ceremony to speed the framing process.

Curtin memorabilia will be available to purchase during ticket and regalia collection times. Memorabilia includes teddy bears dressed in your own regalia and faculty colour, mugs and key rings.

For more information please visit Phillips and Father website.

Please see the PCEC website for venue specific information. More information can be found on the Accessibility, religious or cultural requirements webpage.

The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is located at 21 Mounts Bay Road, in the heart of Perth city, Western Australia, adjacent to the Swan River.

The PCEC is easily accessed via public transport from the Esplanade Bus port or the Esplanade Train Station. Please visit the PCEC Transport page for more details.

Ceremony day information

Please ensure you and your guests arrive at the venue at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Your ceremony start time will be included in your Registration Confirmation OC. You can also check the ceremony dates and locations page for all ceremony start times.

The ceremony usually runs for approximately 90 minutes. Graduates will be invited to move to the front of the stage row by row. Staff will check names and ensure regalia is worn correctly before crossing the stage. Graduates will cross the stage to receive their award. A photo is taken of each graduate as they receive their award certificate from the Chancellor. Graduates then return to their original seat.

Order of Proceedings

  • Graduate briefing
  • Welcome and opening address
  • Presentation of PhD graduates
  • Presentation of graduates Part 1
  • Occasional address
  • Presentation of graduates Part 2
  • Charge to graduates
  • Closing remarks


Graduates must sit in their allocated seat number at the front of the venue. Guests may sit in any of the guest seating areas throughout the venue. Guest seating is not pre-allocated.

Ceremonies usually run for approximately 1.5 hours. Graduates and guests are asked not to leave the venue hall until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Refreshments are not available before the ceremony commences. After the ceremony officially concludes light refreshments will be available.

Hired regalia must be returned after your ceremony concludes - collection points will be available at the ceremony venue. Failure to return your regalia after your ceremony will result in a late fee charge.

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