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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sydney Grammar School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Sydney Grammar School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Sydney Grammar School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Sydney Grammar School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Sydney Grammar School 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 Sydney Grammar School.

These graduates, like Julian McMahon and Joseph Jacobs include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sydney Grammar School?” and “Which celebrities are Sydney Grammar School alumni?”

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Richard Carleton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Richard George Carleton was a multi-Logie Award winning Australian television journalist.

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Julian McMahon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Model, Actor Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and model. He is best known for his portrayals of Cole Turner in The WB series Charmed, Christian Troy on the series Nip/Tuck, and Doctor Doom ...more

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Malcolm Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Wentworth in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs since 2004. He was the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of ...more

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Chas Licciardello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Comedian Chas John Licciardello is an Australian comedian and member of satirical team The Chaser. Licciardello has appeared as a regular of CNNNN, The Chaser's War on Everything and The Hamster Wheel.

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Julian Huxley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Rugby Player Julian Huxley is an Australian rugby union footballer. In 2008 he had established himself in the Wallabies and was named Australian Rookie of the Year. In 2011 he played for the Melbourne Rebels ...more

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Albert Piddington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Albert Bathurst Piddington was the shortest serving Justice of the High Court of Australia, never actually sitting at the bench. Appointed on 6 March 1913, he resigned on 5 April after opponents ...more

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Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Judge, Soldier Anthony Frank Mason, Australian judge, was the ninth Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1987-95, sitting on the bench of the High Court from 1972 to 1995.

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Edmund Barton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Politician Sir Edmund Barton, GCMG, KC was an Australian politician and judge. He served as the first Prime Minister of Australia and became a founding justice of the High Court of Australia. Barton first ...more

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George Fuller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Sir George Warburton Fuller KCMG was Premier of New South Wales, Australia on two occasions during the 1920s. His first term of office lasted less than one day; his second lasted from 13 April ...more

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Norman Gregg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Ophthalmologist Sir Norman McAlister Gregg, MC was an Australian ophthalmologist, who discovered that rubella suffered by a pregnant woman could cause birth defects in her child.

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Frederick Septimus Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Musician Frederick Septimus Kelly DSC was an Australian and British musician and composer and a rower who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was killed in action during the First World War.

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John M. Antill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
John M. Antill Major General John Macquarie Antill, Jr. CB, CMG was a senior Colonial Army officer in the New South Wales Mounted Rifles and the Second Boer War, and an Australian Army and general in World War ...more

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Banjo Paterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Author Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and ...more

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Joseph Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Historian, Writer, Critic Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English Folklore. His work went on to ...more

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Dowell Philip O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Politician, Writer Dowell Philip O'Reilly was an Australian poet, short story writer and politician.

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George Newhouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Politician, Solicitor, Lawyer George Newhouse is an Australian human rights lawyer, a former local councillor and political activist. He was Mayor of Waverley in the eastern suburbs of Sydney from 2006 to 2007, and the ...more

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Arnold Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Arnold Brown Lieutenant-Colonel Arnold Brown OBE, DSO, MC was an Australian army officer who served in the First and Second World Wars.

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Harry Chauvel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Harry Chauvel Military Officer General Sir Henry George Chauvel GCMG, KCB, more usually known as Sir Harry Chauvel, was a senior officer of the Australian Imperial Force who fought at Gallipoli and during the Sinai and ...more

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Ian Allan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Archibald Ian Allan was an Australian politician. Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, he attended Sydney Grammar School before becoming an overseer at CSR. After serving in World War II from ...more

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David Gonski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer David Michael Gonski AC is an Australian public figure and businessman. He is a leading philanthropist and Patron of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. In 2008, The Sydney Morning ...more

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James Muir Auld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
James Muir Auld Artist James Muir Auld was an Australian artist. His works are signed J.Muir Auld. James Muir Auld was born in Ashfield, New South Wales, third son of Presbyterian minister, Reverend John Auld and his ...more

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Edward Lloyd Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Edward Lloyd Jones Edward Lloyd Jones was an award-winning Australian Shorthorn cattle breeder and Chairman of David Jones Limited. David Jones was founded in Sydney in 1838 and is the world's oldest continuously ...more

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Charlie Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Charlie Fox Charlie Fox was an Australian rugby union player, a state and national representative second-rower who made 36 appearances for the Wallabies, playing in 17 Test matches and captained the ...more

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Colin Windon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Colin Windon Colin "Col" Windon, was a rugby union player and soldier who captained Australia – the Wallabies – in two Test matches in 1951. By age 18 Windon was playing at flanker for his club ...more

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Alex Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Alex Ross Alec Ross was an Australian state and national representative rugby union player who captained the Wallabies in thirteen Test matches in 1933-34.

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John Le Gay Brereton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
John Le Gay Brereton John Le Gay Brereton was an Australian poet, critic and professor of English at the University of Sydney. He was the first president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers when it was formed in ...more

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Alan McGilvray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Alan McGilvray Commentator Alan David McGilvray AM MBE was an Australian cricketer who played several first-class seasons for New South Wales in the mid-1930s before becoming the doyen of Australian cricket commentators. ...more

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Johnnie Wallace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Johnnie Wallace Arthur Cooper "Johnnie" Wallace was an Australian rugby union player, a state and national representative three-quarter who captained the Waratahs on 25 occasions in the 1920s as well ...more

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Slip Carr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Slip Carr Edwin William "Slip" Carr was a rugby union player who represented Australia, an Australian 100 and 200 metre sprinter, and Olympic team member at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

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Clarrie Wallach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Sydney Grammar School Alumni
Clarrie Wallach Clarrie "Doss" Wallach MC was an Australian representative rugby union forward and decorated World War I military officer. He fought at Gallipoli and in France and died on the Western ...more