Individual Hire of PhD Graduation Gown Set
Individual hires are Melbourne only $180 + $280 deposit
Please read all of the information below carefully before requesting a booking.
- Includes gown, hood and bonnet**
- Individuals must hire the full set
- Pick up and return is at our Melbourne showroom
- Individual hires are strictly 3 business days
- Bookings are essential. The below needs to be completed to request a booking. You should receive a response within 1-2 business days. (If your hire is not available, then we will refund your payment in full)
- Your $280 deposit is refunded after timely return
- Academic dress hire is subject to our full set of terms and conditions
**Our PhD gown hire stock is only of the style and colour illustrated left. Suitable for University of Melbourne, RMIT, University of Tasmania and some others.
We do not hire Monash University PhD, Macquarie University PhD, University of Queensland PhD gowns, or others which are not of the above style. However, these PhD sets that are not available to hire are available for purchase.
**If you are participating in a university ceremony you must contact your graduation department to confirm your requirements. You may be required to wear what is provided by your university.
*Note: The colour and design of your PhD gown may differ to what is below, however, how you wear your PhD regalia is essentially the same.
To wear your PhD Gown:
Wear your PhD gown like a coat - simply place your arms through the sleeves, and wear the gown OPEN at the front.
To wear your hood:
Hold the hood out in front of you, as above, noting the neck button and loop.
(The following may be a different colour to your hood, but how you wear the hood is still the same)
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.
(Back to the PhD hood colour!)
The hood drapes down your back. Some of the inside colour is exposed.
To wear your bonnet: The bonnet should sit flat on your head (not fluffed up like a chef's hat!) The tassels drape to one side as determined by your university.
|Gown||Size||Height cm / ft|
|XS - Extra Small||Size 38||147cm / 4'8|
|S - Small||Size 40||152 cm / 5'|
|Size 42||157cm / 5'2|
|Size 44||162 cm / 5'4|
|M - Medium||Size 46||168 cm / 5'6|
|Size 48||173 cm / 5'8|
|Size 50||178 cm / 6'0|
|L - Large||Size 52||183 cm / 6'|
|Size 54||187 cm / 6'2|
|Size 56||193 cm / 6'4|
|XL - Extra Large||Size 58||198 cm / 6'6|
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.
*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.
By hiring regalia from George H. Lilley you agree to the following;
All items hired out with your order are carefully documented and recorded.
All hired academic gowns, caps, sashes and hoods are property of George H. Lilley Regalia.
All items must be returned in good condition or deposit is forfeited. The gown bag is also property of George H. Lilley Regalia and must also be returned.
Strictly 3 days only including day of pick up and day of return. Return of items is your responsibility; if you require further time from the original 3 day hire period you will be charged an extra hire cost. You are not permitted to keep our stock for any longer than this under any circumstances.
All regalia must be returned in its original condition; if any item is marked, stained, or damaged in any way, or if fabric is ripped, torn or frayed, you will be charged the full replacement cost of the item. We reserve the right to retain your deposit for any regalia damaged by;
• Food, drink or wine stains on satin fabrics; these cannot be cleaned from satin hoods or sashes
• Wearing glitter or any other skin or hair product that cannot be removed with dry cleaning
• Cigarette smoking and cigarette burns
• Incorrect or careless pinning of fabric or pinning of satin hoods and sashes to the gowns
Should you cancel your booking you will be refunded your payment less a $25 administration fee.
Change of Date:
Just call or email us to change date requirements. 3 day hire period still applies.