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Curtin University

Sydney - City Recital Hall

Where to park

Accessible parking spaces are available in the Angel Place car park beside the venue elevators. Secure Parking operates a 180-space car park next door to City Recital Hall Angel Place at 123 Pitt Street, Sydney.

Pre-ceremony and registration information

Your graduation ticket, guest tickets (including both the complimentary guest tickets and any that have been purchased) and regalia can be collected the day before your ceremony from the Curtin Sydney Campus.

To collect your tickets and regalia you must present photo identification including either your Curtin student ID card, drivers licence or Passport. The date/time and location of your ticket and regalia collection will be confirmed in your final Confirmation Official Communication (sent to your OASIS account). 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 student.

Please also refer to Graduate and guest tickets and Wearing and ordering regalia for further information.

Curtin's official photographer, Phillips and Father, will have studio photography available whilst you are collecting your tickets and regalia. Demand for studio photography is high on each ceremony day, so therefore you may wish to have your professional photo's taken with family and friends after you have collected your tickets and regalia.

Phillips and Father will have framing facilities available immediately after your ceremony. Frames can be pre-ordered and paid for prior to the ceremony to speed the process or you can have it framed straight after your ceremony.

Curtin memorabilia will also be available to purchase the day before and after your ceremony. Phillips and Father will have a large variety of memorabilia including bears with your own regalia and faculty colours, mugs, key rings and your ceremony DVD.

For more information and prices on photography, framing and memorabilia please visit Phillips and Father's website.

The City Recital Hall is located at Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales.

The City Recital Hall is easily accessible via public transport. Recommended public transport methods are:

  • Train - the closest train stations to City Recital hall are Wynyard and Martin Place stations.
  • Ferry - City Recital Hall is a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay.
  • Bus - Most city buses stop close, to or on the surrounding streets of City Recital Hall.

For public transport information, please visit the City of Sydney's Transport Information website.

Ceremony Day information

Please ensure you and your guests arrive at the venue 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.


Curtin staff members will invite all guests to be seated first. Once seated, the graduates will then be processed in along with the stage party.

The ceremony is split into two parts; the presentation of the first half of graduates, then the occasional address and finishing with the presentation of the second half of graduating students. Students are brought up a row at a time, to receive their award and then be presented to the Chancellor. A photo is taken of each graduate with the Chancellor as they are presented with their award certificate.

Your stage photo can be ordered online after the ceremony. Studio photographic services are available before and after the ceremony at any Phillips and Father studio locations

Graduates have reserved seating at the front of the stage and guests will be seated behind the graduates. Guest seating is not allocated seating therefore all guests are welcome to sit anywhere in the guest seating area. Guests will be invited to be seated first.

Guests must have their tickets on them at all times; otherwise they will not be permitted entrance into the theatre.

The Sydney graduation ceremony is usually approximately 1.5hrs in duration. Graduates and guests are encouraged not to leave until the end of the formal proceedings.

Light refreshments are served immediately after the ceremony

If you have hired your regalia, it must be returned after the graduation ceremony. All hired regalia must be returned to Phillips and Father. Any late returns may result in being charged a late fee.

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