Brett was the Men’s Overall Champion for the first three World Barefoot competitions in 1978, 1980 and 1982 collecting a total of 8 individual event gold medals. He was undefeated in the Group A and the Australian Barefoot competition in Overall from 1975 until his retirement in 1982. From 1978 to 1982, Brett set eleven world records in slalom, trick and jump as well as setting the world barefoot speed record of 152.8km/h in 1979. In 1987 Brett was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame and in 1996 he was inducted into the Gold Anniversary International Hall of Fame. Brett helped create the active international barefoot competition we have today.