Testamurs

A testamur is the legal document you receive after graduation.

Also known as a 'Degree certificate' or 'parchment', Testamurs are the legal certification that your degree has been conferred. A testamur contains your name, the degree you completed, and the date it was conferred. Testamurs are signed by the Chancellor as well as the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University.

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  • Pay for testamur postage (former students)

    The University of Adelaide keeps testamurs in storage for seven (7) years after conferral. If you did not pay for postage at the time of conferral, you can still elect to have your testamur posted to you. If you graduated more than 7 years ago and have not collected your testamur, it will have been destroyed. If this is the case and you would like to order a testamur, you will need to purchase a replacement testamur.

    Testamur postage costs $15 for domestic postage within Australia and $60 for international postage. If posting internationally, we cannot post to a PO Box address.

    To pay for testamur postage, please use the link below.

    Refunds will not be issued for change of mind.

    Pay for testamur postage

  • Collect your testamur from archival storage

    If your testamur was produced during an In Absentia round and you indicated in your application that you would collect it from Ask Adelaide (or if you did not pay for testamur postage), it will remain at Ask Adelaide awaiting collection for 12 months. Once 12 months have passed, your testamur will be moved from Ask Adelaide to archival storage.

    If it has been more than 12 months since your testamur was released, you will need to contact the Graduations Office to request that your testamur is retrieved from archival storage and taken to Ask Adelaide.

    To do so, please email graduations@adelaide.edu.au, ensuring that you include your name, student ID number (if known) and the name of the program that you studied in your email. It will take a minimum of three working days for the testamur to be collected from archival storage. Photographic identification must be provided to enable testamur release.

    If you are unable to collect your testamur personally, you may nominate a proxy to collect it on your behalf. To do so, after you have sent your request to the Graduations Office you will need to complete the Third Party Proxy Authorisation Form and provide this to your proxy to take to Ask Adelaide with a copy of their own photo ID.

    If you would rather have your testamur posted to you, please follow the instructions under 'Pay for Testamur Postage (Former Student).

  • Order a replacement testamur

    If your original testamur is lost, destroyed or damaged, you can order a replacement.

    A replacement testamur costs $150 (including postage to anywhere in the world). You will need to submit an original hard copy Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration signed by a witness who fulfills a condition on Page 2 of the declaration. The declaration must state the circumstances in which the loss, destruction or damage to the original occurred. Statutory declarations received that: contain insufficient details, are not the original, are not the correct version (i.e. are not the Commonwealth of Australia statutory declaration) or are improperly witnessed, will be rejected and may lead to delays in receiving your replacement testamur.

    Damaged original testamurs will need to be surrendered to the Graduations Office, along with the original Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration. Please mail the damaged testamur and statutory declaration to: The Graduations Office, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 5005.

    Please note that we cannot process your request until after we receive your original testamur and/or statutory declaration. Once your payment, Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration and original testamur (if applicable) have been received by the Graduations Office, your order will take approximately 3 - 5 business days to process.

    Refunds will not be issued for change of mind.

    Purchase a replacement testamur

    Please Note: The replacement testamur will reflect the current University format and will identify the testamur as a replacement certificate.

  • Order a re-issue testamur due to change of name

    If you have legally changed your name, you can request your testamur to be re-issued in your new name.

    The re-issue testamur will cost $250 (including postage anywhere in the world). In addition to purchasing a re-issue testamur you will need to:

    • Submit documentary evidence of your change of name to the University, along with a change of personal details form (applicable only if you have not already change your name as required for the new document)
    • Return your original testamur and the Change of Personal Details form to:The Graduations Office, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5005 Australia. 
    • If you no longer have the original testamur you will need to submit an original hard copy Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration signed by a witness who fulfills a condition on Page 2 of the declaration. The declaration must state the circumstances in which the loss or destruction of the original occurred. Statutory declarations received that: contain insufficient details, are not the original, are not the correct version (i.e. are not the Commonwealth of Australia statutory declaration) or are improperly witnessed, will be rejected and may lead to delays in receiving your re-issue testamur.

    Please note that we cannot process your request until after we receive your original documentation and/or statutory declaration. Once the payment, change of personal details form and original testamur have been received by the Graduations Office, your order will take approximately 3 - 5 business days to process.

    Refunds will not be issued for change of mind.

    Change of personal details form Purchase a re-issue testamur

    Please Note: The re-issued testamur will reflect the current University format and will identify that the testamur that has been re-issued due to a change of name.


How to place an order in the online shop

Once you have reached the online shop, you can place an order for the document you wish to purchase by following the steps below:

  1. When you are on the page for the item you wish to purchase, click Add to Cart (note, for testamur postage the amount will currently show as $0.00 as the postage fee is calculated once you enter your postal address).
  2. Click Shopping Cart in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Check the details are correct, then click Checkout.
  4. If you have not used the Online Shop before, click Continue under New Customer.
  5. Complete the online form to create an account and then click ContinueImportant: for overseas postage, please ensure that you enter a phone number that you will be contactable on outside of Australia.
  6. Check that your Delivery Address is the address to which you wish your testamur to be posted and then click Confirm Order.
  7. Follow the prompts to complete your payment.
  8. Once your payment is complete, you will be directed to a web form to collect further details, such as your student ID number and the program that you have studied.