ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set
ACU Master Graduation Gown Set

ACU Master Graduation Gown Set


Complete graduation gown set for Australian Catholic University master degree graduates.

Includes black graduation gown, academic hood lined and edged in colour for your degree, and mortar board (also known as graduation cap). 


A complimentary gown bag is included with your purchase. 


Refer to our sizing guide and how to wear information below for assistance.


All of our academic hoods are certified Australian made by us. All of our graduation gowns made in wool/poly blend or superfine wool are certified Australian made by us.


 Thank you for supporting Australian made. 


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Sizing of graduation gowns is generally determined by a person's height. This is a universal method of sizing for most ceremonial gowns as worn within Australia.

There are increments to each gown size. For example, size small = sizes 40 - 44. This means that a size 40, 42 and 44 all have the same yoke size (shoulder width) while the length of the gown differs.

GownSizeHeight cm / ft
XS - Extra SmallSize 38147cm / 4'8 
S - SmallSize 40152 cm / 5' 

Size 42157cm / 5'2 

Size 44162 cm / 5'4 
M - MediumSize 46168 cm / 5'6 

Size 48173 cm / 5'8 

Size 50178 cm / 6'0 
L - LargeSize 52183 cm / 6' 

Size 54187 cm / 6'2 

Size 56193 cm / 6'4
XL - Extra LargeSize 58198 cm / 6'6

If you have broad shoulders or require more width to your robe, consider the next size up.

Gowns are intended to be loose-fitting. In Australia, gowns are typically worn open at the front over existing clothing and should be mid-to-lower-calf length. The length and drape of a robe  make a difference to the overall look, and we recommend that a longer gown will look more elegant and better fitting. For example, if you are 170 cm tall, which falls between a size 46 and size 48, go for the size 48.

Do not wear bulky clothing under an academic gown. 

We offer a special fitting service for gowns for purchase. Please contact us for assistance.

Sizing for headwear is head circumference about 2cm above your ears. If you don't have a tape measure, use a length of string and measure the string.

*Soft Cap Mortar Board Size cmHard Cap Mortar Board Size cmBonnet Size cm
Small 51 - 555151



Medium 55 - 58 5555


 Large 58 - 615858


Extra Large 61 - 626161
Extra Extra Large 62 + 6262


*Our soft cap mortars are slightly elasticised so there is some allowance between sizes. If you are in-between sizes, always go for the larger size. 

Keep in mind that all head shapes are different and this will affect sizing and fit. If you are unsure, just remember you can exchange your headwear according to the terms and conditions on our website.

Our select fabrics include polyester, wool/poly blend or superfine wool.


  • Our most popular and affordable gown fabric
  • Yarn originally developed in Australia
  • Lightweight, easily worn over existing clothing
  • Comfortable in both humid and cool climates
  • Travels well, is crush resistant
  • Matt-finish for a smart, dignified look
  • 170gsm, selected by us for the perfect weight and drape of academic dress
  • Used for our own hire stock of gowns, fabric will store brilliantly
  • Recommended for bulk stock

Wool/Poly Blend:

  • An affordable alternative to pure wool
  • Generally 80% wool and 20% polyester
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Comfortable in both humid and cool climates
  • Dry clean only
  • Travels well, is crush resistant
  • Matt-finish for a smart, dignified look
  • Selected by us for the ideal weight and drape of academic dress

Pure Wool:

  • A favorite for academics and professionals
  • Superior choice of fabric
  • Select 100% superfine 'cool' wool
  • Superfine 'S' value 120 - refers to the fineness of the wool fibre
  • Execellent breatheability and lightweight
  • Comfortable in both winter and summer, humid and cool conditions
  • Feels wonderfully smooth and soft to the touch
  • Dry clean only
  • Excellent for travel, crease resistant
  • Matt-finish for a smart, dignified look
  • Selected by us for the ideal weight and drape of academic dress

To wear your gown:

Wear your master gown like a coat - there are openings mid-way down the length of the sleeves for your arms. 

To wear your hood: (note: Nathan our model is wearing a bachelor gown in the following, but how you wear your hood and mortar board are the same).

Hold the hood out in front of you, as above, noting the neck band and button loop.

Open the hood and lift the neck band over your head.

Now the neck band is in place, you can fix the button loop to your clothing.

The hood drapes down your back. Some of the colour is exposed.

To wear your mortar board:

Find the deeper end of the cap. This deep end goes to the centre back of your head.

Place the cap over your head and pull the cap down so that it feels secure. 

The square part of the cap should sit parallel to the floor. The tassel will hang to one side of your head. Your university will determine to which side the tassel should drape.

Be sure to follow the laundering instructions on the care label of your garment. 

Our garments come to you pressed and ready-to-wear with minimal creasing from freight. However, we do recommend hanging your garment when not in use and if required, gently iron or steam your robe. (Do not put an iron directly onto any satin lining or facing!)

Every George H Lilley Regalia gown comes with a complimentry robe bag. We recommend using this bag for storeage and travel. Allowing your garment to air regularly will assist to keep your gown in best condition.

Particular care is required if your garment has satin linings or facings. In this case, we recommend that your academic regalia is worn in ceremonies only. Avoid eating or drinking while wearing your regalia as the satin may stain. Take care when handling as pinning or your fingernails could damage the fabric.

If at any time you are not sure on the best of care for your garment then please contact us, the manufacturer, for advice.

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