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A BGS education provides students with the skills to solve complex problems and remain agile in an ever-changing world.

BGS Old Boys have made a difference in business, science, politics, technology, public service, education, the arts and sport. 

Our alumni are space engineers and CEOs, economists and environmentalists, authors and athletes, professors and politicians.

Most of all, BGS Old Boys are leaders in their chosen fields. 


Excellent academic and cocurricular outcomes have seen Old Boys experience success in a growing number of disciplines.

  • Professor Andrew Davidson '79 is a leading molecular virologist
  • David Malouf '58 is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest writers
  • John Collins and Ian Haug '87 formed the iconic Australian band, Powderfinger
  • Stephen Moore '00 is a former captain of the Australian rugby team
  • Tim Crommelin '65 is a stockbroker and Chairman of Morgans



Old Boys pursue excellence in all stages of their career.
Nothing without work.



BGS Old Boys provide a diverse network at home and abroad.


BGS Old Boys are both a link to the past and integral to the future of Brisbane Grammar School.

Since the School’s earliest days, BGS Old Boys have risen to the top of their chosen fields, creating a powerful network throughout Australia and overseas.

Instilled with a deep sense of public purpose, BGS students often retain lifelong connections to the School and give generously to our community. 

Each student who graduates from BGS becomes a member of the Old Boys’ Association, and can take advantage of specific industry and networking functions linking Old Boys across generations who share professional interests.

Old Boys make a vital contribution to Brisbane Grammar School.

BGS Old Boy Stephen Moore
“The collective pursuit of excellence at BGS increased my potential to succeed.” - Richard Thompson, BGS Old Boy

Generations of pursuing excellence

Brisbane Grammar School fosters a community of lifelong learners and provides the best start in life for the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. We are proud of our Old Boys who continue to pursue excellence and make a positive impact on society. Click below to read recent Old Boy stories.




How do you measure excellence?

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

Graduates pursue their excellence in diverse fields

BGS Boarding talk in their modern, private rooms

Excellent facilities and more than 400 hours of additional academic support for boarders

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

Innovative teaching pedagogy studies validated by The University of Melbourne

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

24 dimensions used to identify, track and support wellbeing to ensure boys are supported and happy


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