Our Union

Our Union

The St Paul’s College Union was founded in 1892, on the joint initiative of resident members of the College and of former students.


The Union’s Objectives

  • to unite the past and present members of the College
  • to support the College and its institutions by financial assistance, and otherwise to promote the interests of the College
  • to endow scholarships and prizes at the College
  • to hold reunions, athletic contests, and other social functions

Union funding and student study grants

The Union relies on its Life Membership Fund as a primary source of income to support its program which includes the publication of Boomalakka and The Pauline. All residents are members of the Union and to continue membership students who are leaving College are asked to transfer their “caution money” to the Union. In this way all alumni are eligible to become Life Members. Their caution money is added to the capital of the Life Membership Fund held in perpetuity.

The Union also provides current residents with an opportunity to off-set travel costs for study (usually overseas) through a small grants programme. Applications can be in any format and submitted to the Alumni and Foundation Office for assessment.


Union Events

The Union holds a number of functions such as the annual Union Dinner and joins the resident College community for major events such as the Rawson Cup Rugby final.

The main event for the Union is Victoriana! which in 2020 is in its 57th year – the longest running musical production in Australia – and hits the stage at College on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September and Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October. For more details click here


Pauline Records

The College has a complete record of all those who entered the College during its history and became Paulines. It is a priority for the College to stay in touch with its living alumni and information is held about each one for that purpose.

Paulines are encouraged to contact the Alumni and Foundation Office to up-date their records upon change of address or to give the College current and recent news for publication.


Union Members – help needed for “The Grisp”

The “Grisp” is a professional mentoring programme managed by the St Paul’s College Union. The Union has established a Register of Paulines working in the various professions, the arts, the sciences, academia, journalism and business who are interested in providing some voluntary form of mentoring or career advice for current senior residents of the College or Graduate House.

If you can help out as a mentor please contact the Alumni and Foundation Office.


College Crested Goods

A small amount of uniquely St Paul’s College merchandise is held for Union members to purchase. Please contact the Alumni and Foundation Office for details.

The College history Hearts and Minds, by Prof Alan Atkinson, published in 2017 is also available for purchase.


Union Members – help needed for “The Grisp”

The “Grisp” is a professional mentoring programme managed by the St Paul’s College Union. The Union has established a Register of Paulines working in the various professions, the arts, the sciences, academia, journalism and business who are interested in providing some voluntary form of mentoring or career advice for current senior residents of the College or Graduate House.


Your point of contact

Alumni and Foundation Office:

Director of Community Development – Richard Morgan (1978-82) Tel. 02 955- 7472, email. community@stpauls.edu.au

College reception:

Tel. 02 9550 7444, email. reception@stpauls.edu.au