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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.

  • 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 ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Australia’s oldest living Victoria Cross recipient, Keith Payne, is urging people and businesses in every community to buy and donate a uniformed Great War teddy bear to local primary schools to help kids better connect to the stories and lessons ...
  • RSL National
    WARNING : The Facebook page The Australian Lest We Forget is a SCAM SITE. Not authorised by the trademark holders ADF, DVA and RSL. WARNING.
    LEST WE FORGET - ANZAC LEST WE FORGET -
    Red Poppy Scarf: https://goo.gl/nbGeKf
    RSL National ...
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    Trooper Jones (Light Horse Bear) preparing to travel with the RSL National AFOF Care Packages to overseas serving military personnel. Look forward to seeing pictures of his adventures.
    RSL National added 3 new photos.
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    Packing of RSL National AFOF Care Packages at 39th Operational Support Battalion. Great effort from all our volunteers, supporting overseas serving military personnel.
    RSL National added 3 new photos.
  • Tom Papas (Director Veterans Film Festival) and LTCOL Kate Holbeck (Commanding Officer 39th Operational Support Battalion) presenting David Collins (Sales Director Universal Pictures International Australasia) with the Veterans Film Festival Best Feature Film Award for ‘Darkest Hour’.
  • RSL Tasmania
    On Saturday evening, 24 February 2018, RSL Tasmania is very proud to announce the recipients of the RSL Tasmania Emergency Services Worker of the Year Awards for 2017. The awards were presented by Southern Vice President, Mr David Webb, and ...
  • Fay shares peace and magic in Natasha's Wood - Canberra CityNews
    http://citynews.com.au/2018/fay-shares-peace-magic-natashas-wood/
    Author Fay Maddison takes on helping with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on children from a very personal place. DANIELLE NOHRA reports...
  • This plaque has been found near Orberon. Our investigations to date have failed to find owners. If you can provide any information as to where this belongs then please contact Stephen Henderson - RSL National on 02-6280 4079
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Congratulations to #dunkirk on their BAFTA Best Sound win!
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's post.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Congratulations to #Darkesthour on their 2 BAFTA wins! Including Best Actor GARY OLDMAN and MAKE UP & HAIR David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji! #EEBAFTAs
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's post.
  • Legion Scotland
    THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SCOTLAND DOES AUSTRALIA
    The Royal British Legion Scotland Wick, Canisbay and Latheron Branch is busy preparing for a trip of a lifetime for 15 veterans. They will visit Australia in April; the busy program will include ...
  • SILK POPPY SCARF
    WARNING : The Facebook page The Australian Lest We Forget is a SCAM SITE. Not authorised by the trademark holders ADF, DVA and RSL. WARNING.
    LEST WE FORGET - ANZAC LEST WE FORGET -
    Red Poppy Scarf: https://goo.gl/nbGeKf
    Made in ...
  • 9 News
    He's a Vietnam veteran who's had an extraordinary military career, remaining in uniform for nearly half a century.
    #9News l http://9News.com.au
    RSL National shared 9 News's video.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Congratulations to Gary Oldman for winning Best Performance by an Actor for #DarkestHour at the #GoldenGlobes.
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's post.
  • CDF’s End of Year Message - Defence Video Portal
    End of year message from the Chief of the Defence Force.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    RSL National added 2 new photos.
  • RSL Tasmania
    The members of RSL Tasmania Branch congratulate Robert and look forward to working with him during his term as RSL National President
    RSL National shared RSL Tasmania's post.