Academic dress hire

If you are interested in academic dress hire, please submit this hire request form to us. We will then prepare a manual order and separately send you a link for payment.

The daily hire fee for academic dress are as follows:

  • Gown - $48 per gown for the first day; $27 per gown for each subsequent day. 
  • Hood - $35 per hood for the first day; $18 per hood for each subsequent day.
  • Cap - $27 per cap for the first day; $15 per cap for each subsequent day. 
  • There is also a $200 deposit required, which will be refunded upon the timely return of the items in good order.

Please note that we do not operate on the weekends or public holidays. Daily hire fee is charged based on business days, i.e. pick-up on Friday and return on Monday is charged as 1 day's hire. Pick-up and return takes place at Macshop
during trade hours which vary based on campus peak and off-peak times.

Your hire is only confirmed once payment is received. Our academic dress is stored off-site and so your hire needs to be confirmed at least 1 business day before your intended hire to allow us to prepare it.

Academic dress hire is not available during Macquarie University graduation periods. We will advise if your intended hire coincides with one of these hiring black-out periods.

*For bulk hire queries, such as for schools and colleges, please use our general query contact form to reach out.

*To measure your hat size, take a measuring tape and place it around the circumference of your head, slightly above the ears and eyebrows, ensuring the tape is held tightly around your head. If you don't have a measuring tape, then use a piece of string to measure around your head and then check the length using a ruler or other measure.