"Beyond Doctorates Downunder" is the third book in the highly successful "Doctorates Downunder" trilogy published by ACER Press. The first, "Doctorates Downunder" (2006), helps candidates complete their doctorates, and the second, "Supervising Doctorates Downunder" (2007), helps supervisors with their vital tasks to assist candidates during research training. The third book is designed to assist doctoral graduates use their doctorates in their lives and careers and is designed as a comprehensive guide to maximising the benefits of completing a doctorate and communicating its research. "Beyond Doctorates Downunder" is written for candidates in their final year of doctoral study and for doctoral graduates in their first five years after completion. The twenty-seven chapters are clustered around the key steps in finalising the doctoral process: concluding and reflecting, learning from experience, result production, strategic planning, and setting the course for the first five years after graduation. Thirty-three contributors from universities, enterprise, consultancy, government and the professions in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand have produced clear and engaging chapters on how pending and recent doctoral graduates can ensure that they and the community will benefit from their doctorates.