About Us2017-04-20T06:09:52+00:00

About Us

The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) was founded in 1916 by returning Australian soldiers from World War I to continue to provide the camaraderie, concern, and mateship shown among diggers during the conflict.

Early in the 1914-1918 Great War, it was evident that those returning from Gallipoli and the Western Front would require support, along with the families of those who would never return; this ethos of compassion and service remains today as the motivating influence of the League.

Our purpose is to help veterans and their families by offering care, financial assistance and advocacy, along with commemorative services that help all Australians remember the Fallen.

  • RSL Tasmania
    In mid April this year we sent out information regarding the Bears to Schools program and congratulate our King Island Sub Branch for taking up this very worthy project and sharing their presentation day photograph. We urge all Sub Branches ...
  • Nice T-shirt
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    RSL National shared Nice T-shirt's photo.
    I want your stories!
    Whether you’re a veteran, volunteer or the family of a veteran, we want to share your story!
    RSLWA is on the hunt for people to interview for our next podcast project. If you’re willing to share ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    On Saturday, 19th May 2018, the 103rd Annual State Congress was held at the Country Club Tasmania in Launceston. Congress was attended by approximately 200 people, including Official Guests, Delegates and Observers. The ...
  • Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Today is the 50th anniversary of the Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral - Australia's longest and mostly costly battles of the Vietnam War.
    Watch today's commemorative service in Canberra below, and tune in to the Facebook page ...
  • A great send off for our friends from Scotland. Look forward to developing the friendships kindled.
  • Anzac Bears
    What does an 84 year old Victoria Cross recipient have in common with one of Australia’s biggest media personalities, or one of Australia’s most successful businessmen? The answer is simply a great belief in and respect for all who serve ...
  • RSL National
    RSL National updated their profile picture.
  • RBLS Wick, Canisbay & Latheron Branch
    A superb and magical evening afloat by the kind grace of Steve Henderson RSL National, after a day of remembrance at the National War Memorial.
    RSL National shared RBLS Wick, Canisbay & Latheron Branch's post.
  • Caithness RBLS group gets a warm welcome in Australia
    A GROUP of Caithness veterans honoured the casualties of war at an Anzac parade in the Australian town of Laurieton this week.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • Anzac Bears
    Bears to School ambassador Mandy Weidmann travelled to Pozieres to present a collection of Great War bears to the Mayor of Pozieres for the school that will be built shortly - a Franco-Australian school that ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Watch Alan Jones's passionate appeal on Sky News to donate a Great War bear to your local school. Alan Jones was joined on the program by Keith Payne VC, AM - National Ambassador, Bears to School program. To donate a ...
  • ABC TV
    Live from Gallipoli in Turkey, livestream the Dawn Service as Australians and New Zealanders commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli and honour the sacrifice of men and women in all forms of military service across the years.
  • ABC News
    Watch Anzac Day dawn services live around the country #AustraliaRemembers #Anzac100
    RSL National shared ABC News's live video.
  • South West Rocks Country Club
    What an incredibly special day we had at the club today...With the visit from the Royal British Legion Scotland...the group included a 96 yr old WW2 veteran Richard Polanski; The Chairman of the RBLS Charlie Brown & Captain Richard Ottley ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Victoria Cross recipient calls for change in primary schools
    Keith Payne VC AM was interviewed today by Alan Jones on the Breakfast Show where he requested Australians to support Bears to School program by donating a bear to local primary ...
  • The Manly Daily
    Northern beaches war hero Wal Williams, 95, tells his extraordinary story of survival after his ship was torpedoed in 1944. RSL LifeCare RSL New South Wales
    RSL National shared The Manly Daily's post.
  • Hon Darren Chester MP Anzac Day Message 2018
    Hon Darren Chester MP n: 2018 ANZAC Day message.
  • WIN News Canberra
    A new initiative is being launched nation wide, in a bid to help school children engage with Australia's involvement in the Great War.
    The project uses cute teddy bears as a platform to tell the stories of our war heros ...
  • Bears to School : www.anzacbears.com.au
    Meet Trooper Jones, Light Horse Bear
    Help engage school children to learn about Australia in the Great War. www.anzacbears.com.au
  • RBLS Wick, Canisbay & Latheron Branch
    Looking forward to hosting our friends from the Royal British Legion Scotland.
    Australia is gearing up to Welcome our members. This will be a memorable event for all involved.
    RSL National shared RBLS Wick, Canisbay & Latheron Branch's post.
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    Georgie Macris (RSL National CEO) with the 'Bears to School' ANZAC bears. Each with their own story to tell. Catch them on WINNEWS at 6pm tonight.
    RSL National added 2 new photos.
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    After returning home from the Middle East with Forces Entertainment LT Albert Murray joins his new family at Red Hill Primary School as part of the 'Bears to Schools' program. He presented himself to Principal Louise Owens at this mornings ...
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    LT Albert Murray from the 'Bears to Schools' program
    reflects on his tour to Middle East with Forces Entertainment. Here he is tucked up in bed on night one – it was a very BIG day !
    Paying his respects ...
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    LT Albert Murray from the 'Bears to Schools' program
    touring the Middle East with Forces Entertainment. Here he is enjoying a coffee before boarding the plane with the tour group, getting his medical examination from a very helpful LACW Vicki ...
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    Congratulations to all involved in this mornings ANZAC and Peace Ceremony event at Eddison Park. Great to see the school children so engaged.
    RSL National added 4 new photos.
  • Anzac Bears
    96 Great War bears donated to 55 local primary schools already. Every uniformed bear donated to schools is helping today’s children engage in our history and local charities support our veterans and their families. Donate a bear to your local ...