Peter Hayes (SPC 1963-68)

February 17, 2021

Peter Hayes (SPC 1963-68) sadly passed away suddenly in hospital in Ballarat on March 31, 2020 aged 69, after a short illness.

Peter was the son of Theresa and Bob (both dec), loved brother of Maree, Carmel and Anne and an adored uncle. He was born on January 8, 1951 and was a day student at SPC and involved in the U12 and St Rochs football teams, and U13 and U14 cricket sides.

Peter Hayes was a member of the Under 15 XI Cricket team in 1968.

It was noted in the 1965 College Annual that Peter had “developed as the best fast bowler in the competition”. Peter also played in the Under 15 Cricket XI and was part of the U15 McCarthy House Competition premiership team. Peter was a recipient of a Junior Government Scholarship in 1965, and also completed in the athletics.

During his matriculation year, Peter received the prize for Roman History. He was fondly remembered by his family, who said he blessed their lives with “his love, kindness and wonderful, whacky humour”.

Peter Hayes, pictured in his Matriculation class in the 1968 College Annual.

Peter was also remembered by his work colleagues as “kind, hard-working and well respected”, having spent 12 years as a Registration Officer at the previous Medical Practitioner’s Board of Victoria and 10 years working with Ahpra. Peter was known for his tireless work in registration for Overseas Medical Practitioners and was highly regarded by all who had contact with him, including the practitioners themselves and the agencies that employed them.