Graduating from Wesley is just the beginning. Old Wesley Collegians (OWs) form a global community of over 22,000 professionals living and working in more than 53 countries.
Hear from our alumni and their diverse range of careers, experiences and achievements:
Andrew Westacott (OW1982) - CEO, Australian Grand Prix
Amber Scott (OW2000), Principal Artist, Australian Ballet
Graham Farquhar (OW1964), Distinguished Professor, Australian National University
Amy Cohn (OW1993), Ophthalmic Surgeon
Jeremy Schmidt (OW1983), Chief Pilot, Jetstar
Tanya Cross (OW1993), Commercial Litigator, SBA Law
Shura Taft (OW2000), television and radio presenter
Lucy and Rosie Thomas (OW2000 & OW2003), Project Rockit, Founders
Norman Liaw (OW2002), Postdoctoral scientist, University Medical Center Goettingen
Emma Carney (OW1989), Sport Australia Hall of Fame | World Triathlon Hall of Fame | Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame
Supporting and connecting our graduates
Wesley alumni gain a lifetime membership to the Old Wesley Collegians’ Association (OWCA), our global and highly engaged alumni network.
Established in 1882, the OWCA keeps the vast network of friends, business contacts and mentors connected through more than 40 events each year. These include a rich array of reunions, as well as social, professional and special interest events.
Sir Robert Menzies
Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, is arguably Wesley College’s best-known alumnus.
Harold Holt, the 17th Prime Minister of Australia, left a legacy of progressive policy that brought his conservative Liberal party into the 21st century.
Jack Cassidy (OW2008)
Jack Cassidy (OW2008) is the Executive Chef at KIN, a modern destination dining experience in Rutherglen with a menu inspired ...Read more
Thea Coull (OW2022)
Thea Coull (OW2022) has been signed as part of the Class of 2023 to the University of Texas Rowing team. ...Read more
Ian Howie (OW1963)
Ian Howie (OW1963) has recently launched an autobiographical account of his career as a young graduate from Australia who ...Read more
Melissa Jackson (OW1987)
Melissa Jackson (OW1987) recently ran the Flinders Fringe Festival as its Artistic Director. A multi-talented artist, she has many strings ...Read more
Dr David Paynter (OW1985)
Dr David Paynter (OW1985) completed his PhD in Management at Swinburne on ‘Digital Orchestration - Proximity for the SME-led Global ...Read more
Unpacking the state of the world through art
15 students from across Wesley College have been selected to exhibit at the annual Victorian and Tasmanian state International Baccalaureate ...Read more
Preparing international students for learning in Australian classrooms
The pandemic disrupted many aspects of onsite learning at schools, not least Wesley College’s in-house intensive English program for international ...Read more
Creating positive traditions at Learning in Residence (LiR)
Wesley’s boarding facility, Learning in Residence (LiR), provides a safe, innovative and contemporary ‘home away from home’ for students in ...Read more
We all bleed red blood
‘We all bleed red blood.’ That was the piece of wisdom that Robbie Ahmat’s grandfather passed on to him as ...Read more
Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School transfers to Studio Schools Australia
Wesley College is delighted to announce that, effective 1 July 2022, Yiramalay will transition to Studio Schools of Australia (SSA), ...Read more
Ben Walter shines in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter and Ben Walter as Albus Potter. Photo: Daniel Boud A most definitely magical night out, ...Read more
High hopes for the future
Mia Roux (OW2020) plans to continue competing in athletics, after a successful program at Wesley Our Class of 2020 will ...Read more
- Commonwealth ministers, senators and representatives
- State ministers, legislative councillors and representatives
- Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Test cricketers, Test netballers, AFL Brownlow Medallists and tennis professionals
- High Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and Family Court Judges and Magistrates
- 13 Rhodes Scholars
- Internationally recognised award winners, including Nobel Prize, Kyoto Prize and Victoria Cross recipients.