Current Students – Student Life Membership

Membership of SHSOBU is open to current students of Sydney Boys High School under the Student Life Membership Scheme

 Current Services

  • The High Bulletin – Our regular magazine full of news about old boys, their activities and their achievements in later life
  • E-Bulletin – Our e-bulletin is sent to members at least once every month by e-mail. Reports on news and developments within the school family and provides information on social functions, career and networking opportunities organised by the School, its old boys and the GPS OBU Council.
  • Mentoring Program – Old boys and current students can obtain professional and career advice from High old boys in a wide range of university courses, disciplines and professions (including medicine, law, science, engineering, commerce, business, academia and public service)
  • Professional Networking Groups – Old boys can contact and meet with other High old boys in professional networking groups such as finance and business
  • Social Networking Groups – Old boys can communicate with their year groups and social interest groups through the OBU’s Facebook-based social networking groups. A closed LinkedIn Group for financial members will be created to facilitate business and employment opportunities.
  • Reunions – Members have access to information and updates about forthcoming reunions and events.
  • Life Members receive a specially struck badge.

Student Life Membership Subscription

As a current student you can obtain membership by completing payment of the special, reduced Life Membership fee, equal to only six annual fee instalments, by the time you leave school in Year 12. You can pay one or more of the six instalments, or in full, at any time while you are at school.

If you complete the payments while at school you will be presented with your Life Membership Certificate and Badge at your Year 12 Farewell Assembly. You will be a member of the Old Boys Union for the rest of your life but never have to pay membership fees again.

Life members pay a life membership contribution, and then pay no further contributions unless the OBU determines otherwise at a general meeting.

Life membership is $525.00

If you have any questions

E-mail us with any questions you have about becoming a member, your current membership status, or the amount of the instalments remaining to complete Student Life Membership.

How to Join or Renew Membership

Pay Online by Secure Credit Card processing or Direct Bank Deposit – Click here


Print the SHSOBU Student Life Membership Form and:

  • Scan and email the completed form with your Credit Card details


  • Post the completed form with your cheque (made out to Sydney High School Old Boys Union) or credit card details and post it to us at SHSOBU, GPO Box 3162, SYDNEY NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA.

Donations to the SHSOBU are welcome. Your gift will enhance the services the OBU provides to the school and to its members. You can donate here.