For Honours and coursework Masters theses, format requirements should be explained by your School or supervisor. For PhD and MPhil theses, there are specific requirements on the formatting and presentation of theses which can be found on the Graduate School's website.

For PhD and MPhil theses, there are a few things of which to take particular note. One thing is the requirement to have a "Statement of Contribution by Others" where, for example, if parts of the thesis are based on jointly authored papers, it is clearly explained what contribution to those papers were made by the co-authors (the written acceptance by co-authors of this statement is required). Other things that might need to be acknowledged here are if you had help doing some of the statistical analyses, or if you had technical assistance designing and building some of your experimental apparatus.

Another thing to note is that if you organise your thesis around individual papers, each with their own introduction and discussion/conclusion, you are still required to write an overall introduction and overall conclusion to your thesis]. In particular, your overall conclusion is required to be, "An independent and original general discussion that is entirely the candidate's own work and that integrates the most significant findings of the thesis and presents the needs and prospects for future research."

A final thing of particular note, is that there is no set format for the main body of your thesis, so how you do this is, to a certain extent, up to you. Three common structures are discussed in the possible structures section.