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 Alumni and Community Engagement Coordinator, Gemma Kelly, via email at 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

    2022 Committee members:

    President – Tom Hunt (2012)
    Secretary/Treasurer – Lorraine Austin (Bridgewater, 1982)
    Jill Coote (Douglass, 1980)
    Sophie Grills (2017)
    Jacob Heard (2017)
    Julie Laughton (1994)
    Neil MacDonald (1979)
    Ewen Nevett (1977)
    Zoe Nevett (2015)
    Emily Oliver (2015)
    David Perrin (1989)
    Tony Rowlands (1980)


    27 February – 2023 Ballarat and Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Association AGM register to attend

    * If you are unable to attend the AGM but would like to appoint a proxy, please download and complete the form here – BQOGA Notice of AGM and Proxy form 2023


    2023 Meeting dates to be confirmed