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List Rules People on this list must have gone to La Trobe University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from La Trobe University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from La Trobe University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished La Trobe University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended La Trobe University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from La Trobe University.

List is made up of graduates like Louis Nowra and Neil J. Gunther.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to La Trobe University?” and “Which celebrities are La Trobe University alumni?”

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Neil J. Gunther is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Physicist, Computer scientist Neil Gunther, is a computer information systems researcher best known internationally for developing the open-source performance modeling software Pretty Damn Quick and developing the Guerrilla ...more

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Tim Flannery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Professor, Palaeontologist Timothy Fridtjof "Tim" Flannery is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist. He was the Chief Commissioner of the Climate Commission, a ...more

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Jacinta Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Politician Jacinta Mary Ann Collins, is an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate. She served from May 1995 to 2005, and again from May 2008, representing the state of Victoria. Collins was ...more

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Ahmed Fahour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Banker Ahmed Fahour is a business executive currently serving as the Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post and was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian operations of the ...more

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Sharman Stone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Politician Sharman Nancy Stone is an Australian politician who has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Murray, Victoria. She was ...more

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Sussan Ley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Pilot, Politician Sussan Penelope Ley, Australian politician, has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001, representing the Division of Farrer, New ...more

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Frank Cameron Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Philosopher Frank Cameron Jackson AO is an Australian philosopher, currently Distinguished Professor and former Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. In ...more

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Mahinda Samarasinghe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Mahinda Buddhadasa Samarasinghe, MP is a Sri Lankan politician and former diplomat. He is the current Cabinet Minister of Plantation in President Mahinda Rajapakse's Government, and Sri Lanka ...more

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Rebecca Judd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Speech-language pathologist, Model Rebecca Judd is an Australian model, television presenter and the wife of Australian Football League player Chris Judd. She is currently host of Victorian based travel program Postcards and ...more

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Jane Gazzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
VJ, Actor, Presenter Jane Gazzo is an Australian television presenter, radio presenter, performance and club DJ, television personality, voice artist, and music journalist.

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Lindsay Falvey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Lindsay Falvey John Lindsay Falvey known as Lindsay Falvey, is an author who writes on topics concerning agricultural science and philosophy, religion, international development and more lately spiritual ...more

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Louis Nowra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Librettist, Novelist, Screenwriter Louis Nowra is an Australian writer, playwright, screenwriter and librettist. He is best known as one of Australia's leading playwrights. His works have been performed by all of Australia's ...more

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Matthew Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Matthew Guy Politician Matthew Jason Guy is an Australian politician, and a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the Liberal Party. He is the current leader of the Victorian Parliamentary Liberal Party, ...more

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Carrie Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Carrie Tiffany is an English-born Australian novelist and former park ranger.

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Ouyang Yu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Ouyang Yu Novelist, Writer Ouyang Yu is a contemporary Chinese-Australian author, translator and academic. Ouyang Yu was born in the People's Republic of China, arriving in Australia in 1991 to study for a Ph. D. at La ...more

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Felice Arena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Felice Arena Writer Felice Arena is an Australian children's author and illustrator, and occasional actor. He is best known for the bestselling and award-winning Specky Magee series, the Farticus Maximus and Stick ...more

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John Silvester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Journalist, Writer John Silvester is an Australian journalist and crime writer. He has written for major Melbourne based newspapers such as The Age, the Sunday Herald Sun and others. Silvester has also co-written ...more

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Burkhard Dallwitz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Composer Burkhard von Dallwitz is a German-born composer based in Melbourne, Australia. He was born near Frankfurt and began ten years of classical piano training at the age of eight. By thirteen he was ...more

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Maximus Ongkili is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Maximus Ongkili Politician Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili is a Malaysian politician. He is the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water and the member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of ...more

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Christian Zahra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Christian Zahra Politician Christian John Zahra, Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to October 2004, representing the regional seat of ...more

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Don Watson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Author Don Watson is an Australian author and public speaker.

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Fabian Ribauw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Fabian Ribauw Politician Fabian Dominic Ribauw is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.

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Neil O'Keefe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Neil Patrick O'Keefe is a retired Australian politician and lobbyist. Born in Melbourne, he was educated at La Trobe University and then Monash University before becoming a teacher, union ...more

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Laurence Neal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Laurence Neal Laurence William Neal was an Australian politician. Born at Wangaratta, Victoria, he was educated at La Trobe University in Melbourne before becoming a teacher and private tutor. On 11 March ...more

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Ben Carroll is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Benjamin Alan "Ben" Carroll is an Australian politician. Formerly a political staffer for the Australian Labor Party, Carroll was elected to the seat of Niddrie in the Victorian ...more

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Wyatt Roy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Wyatt Roy Wyatt Beau Roy is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since August 2010, representing the electorate of Longman. ...more

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David Chesworth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
David Chesworth Composer, Artist David Chesworth is an Australian-based artist and composer. Known for his experimental, and at times minimalist music, he has worked in rock groups, contemporary ensembles, theatre, experimental ...more

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Steven Carroll is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Steven Carroll Novelist Steven Carroll is an Australian novelist. He was born in Melbourne, Victoria and studied at La Trobe University. He has taught English at secondary school level, and drama at RMIT. He has been ...more

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Helen Buckingham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Helen Buckingham Politician Helen Elizabeth Buckingham is a retired Australian politician. She was the Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 2002 to 2006, representing Koonung Province. ...more

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Virginia Trioli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Virginia Trioli Journalist Virginia Frances Trioli is an Australian journalist and author, and radio and television personality and presenter.

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Bill Kelty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Bill Kelty William John "Bill" Kelty, AC is an Australian trade unionist and a well-known figure in the Australian labour movement, who served as Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade ...more

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Martin Dixon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Martin Dixon Politician Martin Francis Dixon is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 1996, representing the electorates of Dromana and ...more

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Martyn Dunne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Martyn Dunne Martyn John Dunne CNZM, soldier, diplomat and senior public servant. He is the chief executive of the Ministry for Primary Industries. From 2011 until 2013 he was New Zealand High Commissioner ...more

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Jennifer Kanis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Jennifer Kanis is an Australian politician. She was the Australian Labor Party member for Melbourne in the Victorian Legislative Assembly between 2012 and 2014. Kanis was born in Melbourne to ...more

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Sudarshani Fernandopulle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Sudarshani Fernandopulle Sudarshani Fernandopulle MP is a Specialist Medical Officer. Currently she represents the Parliament of Sri Lanka for the United People's Freedom Alliance from Gampaha District. She was ...more

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Wil Traval is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Actor William "Wil" Traval is an Australian actor most known for his work as Dr. Jack Quade on All Saints, an Australian hospital drama. Traval was born on a strawberry farm near Colac in ...more

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Brian David Ellis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Brian David Ellis Brian Ellis is an Emeritus Professor in the philosophy department at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia. He is one of the major proponents of the New Essentialist school of philosophy of ...more

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Geoff Raby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Geoff Raby Geoffrey William "Geoff" Raby is an Australian economist and diplomat. He served as the Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from February 2007 until August 2011. He ...more

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Maureen Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Maureen Wheeler Maureen Wheeler, AO, is a Northern Irish-Australian businesswoman, who co-founded Lonely Planet with her husband Tony Wheeler. She is considered an entrepreneur in the publishing industry.

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Paul Glasson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Paul Glasson Paul Glasson is the Chairman of Satori Investments Greater China and President of China Operations, National Vice President for the Australia China Business Council. He has lived in China since ...more

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Brian Loughnane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous La Trobe University Alumni
Brian Loughnane Brian Loughnane, an Australian political campaign advisor, has been the Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia since February 2003.