Four members of the BGS community received Australia Day awards:
BGS Old Boy David Bevan '66 received a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to public administration in Queensland through oversight, accountability and administrative justice roles, and to the law.
BGS Old Boy Dr Neil John Bartels '76 received a Medal in the General Division (OAM) for service to medicine in rural and regional areas.
BGS Old Boy Ross Maddock '62 received an OAM for service to Australia-Taiwan trade and business relations.
Andrea Messenger, wife of BGS staff member Brett Messenger, received an OAM for service to music.