Thesis Submission

All Higher Degree Research students are required to submit their thesis electronically in PDF format to

The electronic copy of the thesis should be submitted in Adobe pdf format and preferably as one document. If the thesis is submitted in more than one document, each document must not be larger than 30 megabytes. Any colour photos or graphics must be no higher than 300 dpi.

If an examiner requires a physical copy of the thesis, Research Services will contact the student, who will be responsible for the printing of the soft-bound copy(ies). Printing and binding of a thesis can be organised by Fujixerox by either email or phone (02) 6771 2420.

A thesis can be printed double-sided however it is important to ensure that the print does not show through the paper.
Please note that theses CANNOT be spiral or comb bound.

Students in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences & Education has additional processes in place for student's submitting their thesis. Please consult the HASSE HDR Portal for further information.

Formatting of Thesis

For assistance with the general formatting of a thesis, please refer to the Guidelines for the Preparation of Research Dissertations

Thesis Submission Forms

The following forms must be provided when you submit your thesis for examination:

  1. Thesis Submission Form
  2. Statement of Authorship Form
  3. Right of Access to Thesis Form
  4. Request to Restrict Access to Thesis
  5. Copyright Compliance Table
    1. Copyright Compliance Table - Example Form
  6. 100 Word Abstract for Graduation

Please use the Thesis Submission Checklist in preparing your thesis for submission.