Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc (also known as Alumni Friends) dates back to 1967, when The University of Queensland (UQ) sponsored the formation of an association to foster relationships with UQ alumnae. Alumni Friends aims to promote and further the interests of the University, and to foster mutually beneficial relations among alumnae and the wider community. Membership is open to everyone who has an interest in UQ: parents, students, alumni, and friends.  Operated by a large group of dedicated volunteers, Alumni Friends continues to raise significant funds through the very popular biennial UQ Alumni Book Fair – which is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers – and through donations and gifts from members. While our member’s close association with UQ can not be measured soley in dollar terms, our activities to date include the disbursement of millions of dollars to the University and to its students.

Alumni Friends has a number of special interest groups, including The Three Score Club, Dentistry AlumniMedical Alumni, and Friends of Antiquity. New Members are always welcome. New volunteers are particularly welcome!

A copy of our brochure is available here, and you can contact us for more information at

  • Alumni Friends (Building 84E, room 405), St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072.
  • Telephone:  61/07 3365 1561 
  • Fax: 61/07 3365 1567
  • E-mail: alumni@alumnifriendsuq.com

Name Change History: Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc was formerly known as The Alumni Association of The University of Queensland Inc. The Association was formed in 1967 by the (then) Vice-Chancellor, Sir Fred Schonell and was the first of the many Australian university alumni associations subsequently formed. On 17th May, 2008, the association held a Special General Meeting which voted to change the association’s name to Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. This was undertaken to avoid confusion between the newly-formed UQAlumni network being developed by the University. This change was subsequently approved by the Queensland Government’s Office of Fair Trading on 7th July, 2008. The Rules of the Association are available here.