Western Sydney University PhD Hood
- Certified Australian-made, tailored by us in Melbourne.
- Select from superfine wool, wool/poly blend or polyester base fabrics.
- Fabrics selected by us for the perfect weight and drape of academic dress.
- Quality garment construction techniques and reinforced hand-pleating.
- Perfectly-pressed vivid faculty colours.
- Gowns sent to you with a complimentary robe bag for garment care.
All our academic dress is made to university specifications. We guarantee the quality of our garments and after-sales service.
Western Sydney University PhD graduates wear a blue gown with red facings and sleeve lining. A gold button and cord features on each sleeve opening. The Cambridge style gown is red and fully lined in blue. The black velvet bonnet has a gold cord and tassels.
Due to popular demand, our website now caters for international orders.
Refer to the tabs below for information regarding gown sizing, headwear sizing, our fabric types and garment care advice.
Our family have been making regalia for 75 years. Thank-you for supporting Australian made.
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Our most popular and affordable gown fabric. Lightweight, easily worn over clothing, comfortable in both humid and cool climates. Matt-finish for a smart, dignified look. 170gsm, selected by us for the perfect weight and drape of academic dress.
Generally 70% wool and 30% polyester blend. Matt-finish for a smart, dignified look. Selected by us for the perfect weight and drape of academic dress. Blends can be heavier than our polyester or superfine wool depending on availability. Just ask us for assistance regarding wool/poly blend when placing your order.
A favorite for academics and professionals. A superior choice of fabric. Select 100% superfine 'cool' wool. Excellent breatheability and lightweight. Comfortable in all conditions. Feels wonderfully smooth and soft to the touch, drapes perfectly. Matt-finish for a smart, dignified look.
Gown sizing is determined by your height (floor to top of head). If you are in-between sizes, we recommend the larger size. Gowns are worn open at the front and are very loose-fitting, so don't worry about the waistline - just go by your height!
Your height cm/inches
147cm / 4’8
152cm / 5’0
157cm / 5’2
162cm / 5’4
168cm / 5’6
173cm / 5’8
178cm / 5’10
183cm / 6’0
187cm / 6’2
193cm / 6’4
198cm / 6’6
Head size is head circumference taken above the eyebrows and ears. Use a tape measure.
*Soft cap mortar boards are slightly elasticised with a little room between sizes. If you are in-between sizes, we recommend the larger size. ie: if you measure 57.5cms, choose a size large. Head sizing can be tricky. You are welcome to exchange size within 7 days of receiving.
Soft Cap Mortar Board Size
Hard Cap Mortar Board Size / Bonnet Size
Extra Large 61-62cm
Extra Extra Large 63cm+
We use Australia Post for domestic orders and DHL express for international orders. The charges below include shipping and handling $AUD.
Standard Australia Post
Express Australia Post
DHL Express International
Small: masonic jewel, academic hood, lapel pin, cuff links
Only at our Melbourne showroom.
27 Anderson Road, Thornbury, Victoria.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Closed public holidays and Xmas/New year holidays.
Medium/Large: gown, hood and mortar set, PhD set, masonic apron, soft cap mortar
Extra Large: briefcase, multiple sets
Prices may be subject to change without notice.
Domestic shipping: refer to Australia post for delivery time estimates. Australia post no longer guarantee delivery time frames. Use the tracking number provided to track your parcel on the Australia post website. If there is reason to believe your parcel has gone missing, contact us for assistance. Do not assume that selecting express post means your order will be dispatched within a few days. A lot of our regalia is made to order. Refer lead time tab.
International shipping: international freight is expensive however we only use DHL express for reliability, speed and security. Additional freight charges may apply if your order is unusually large. We will contact you if additional freight charges may apply. Our international freight charges do not include any duties or taxes at your end.
If you would like your regalia for a particular ceremony date, contact us to ask about availability.
Please be aware that most regalia is bespoke and tailor made. We have a made-to-order, small-batch production cycle.
We aim to fulfil all orders within a reasonable time frame, however lead times can be situational, seasonal and will vary depending on our production schedule.
Please do not assume that by selecting express post that your order will be dispatched within a few days. We are not a pick-and-pack warehouse.
Please do not assume that we know you want your regalia in time for a ceremony, that we know the date of your ceremony, or that you will receive your regalia in time for your ceremony (refer points below). We recommend having a contingency plan; hire or borrow regalia from a friend, a colleague or your institution.
We cannot control shipping time once a parcel leaves our premises (see shipping tab).
Some things that are out of our control may delay production. We take all steps necessary to avoid delays but materials and deliveries delay, staff shortages, machine malfunctions, and natural disasters are out of our control.
Putting pressure on our staff will not make your order be processed more quickly. We do not tolerate unreasonable, impatient or aggressive behaviour.