Ballarat and Queen's Old Grammarians' Association

The Ballarat and Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Association (BQOGA) links the School and past students, encouraging communication between them and making sure that past connections and memories are nurtured and celebrated.

Our focus:

  • We foster good fellowship among all past students
  • We work to preserve the rich heritage of the School and its predecessors
  • We nominate representatives to the Ballarat Grammar Board and Foundation
  • We support and encourage present students at the School by providing scholarships and bursaries as well as other awards in recognition of outstanding effort or achievement


We are always pleased to hear from our Old Grammarians, and welcome any enquires you may have in relation to the BQOGA or the School.

To become a member of the Association, or to express your interest in becoming a member of the Association’s Committee, please complete the alumni update your details form.

If you are unsure if you are a member or for any BQOGA enquiries, please contact our Development Office, via email at [email protected] or phone +61 3 5338 0950

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    • Maintain and grow current Old Grammarians’ initiatives
      • Reunions: continue to support and promote the various reunions
      • Heritage Football: increase the involvement of Old Grammarians at games making them a prominent event on the School’s calendar
    • Review the Old Grammarians’ merchandise
    • Develop an Old Grammarians’ Career Mentoring Program
      • 6-month program that matches young Old Grammarians with an experienced Old Grammarian mentor
  • Old Grammarians' Committee

    2024 Committee Members:

    President – Scarlett McLean (2009)
    Secretary/Treasurer – Lorraine Austin (Bridgewater, 1982)
    Vice President – Ewen Nevett (1977)
    Vice President – Emily Oliver (2015)
    Jill Coote (Douglass, 1980)
    David Perrin (1989)
    Tom Hunt (2012)
    Stacey Free (2012)
    Brandon Olver (2011)
    Tanya Ashmore (1997)
    Merryn Merrifield (2003)


    • Monday 15 April, 6pm
    • Monday 17 June, 6pm
    • Monday 19 August, 6pm
    • Monday 21 October, 6pm (any AGM notices by this date)
    • Monday 18 November, 6pm
    • Monday 16 December, 6pm

    Meetings are held in the Ballarat & Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Association Sports Pavilion unless otherwise stated.

    Please note meeting dates are subject to change.