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Information for JCU Cairns Graduates

Information for JCU Cairns Graduates

Please refer to Ceremonies, Locations, dates and venues

Important Information

When to arrive

It is recommended that graduates arrive an hour and a half prior to the ceremony commencement time to allow time for parking, gown collection and photography prior to registration.


Parking around the Cairns Convention Centre at certain times can be limited so please factor in extra time for parking or arrange to arrive by taxi or other rideshare options.

Dress Code


It is recommend that graduates wear clothing that is neat, smart and comfortable. You’ll need shoes that are suitable for stairs, carpet and slippery surfaces. Thongs, shorts, t-shirts, jeans and ripped clothing are not considered appropriate.


Guests are to dress smart casual.

Personal Belongings

There are no facilities available to leave any personal items (handbags/mobiles etc.). All your personal belongings must be left with guests, or you may consider clothing with a pocket under your gown.

The Ceremony

It is anticipated the ceremony will run for approximately two hours.