Media Releases2018-10-24T05:55:17+00:00

25 November 2016 – RSL Meets over Forensic Inquiry
11 November 2016 – ACNC and RSL working together
8 November 2016 – Determined to d to uphold the reputation of the League and its members
19 July 2016 – Announcement of appointments Congratulations to the Hon. Dan Tehan.
18 July 2016 – RSL National President attends commemorative ceremonies Services in France.
7 June 2016 – Vietnam Veteran Elected as RSL National President Rod White AM RFD.
6 June 2016 – A Plan to Better Care for Those Who Serve Draft Health Paper.
1 June 2016 – Australia Post Commemorates RSL Centenary Stamp and Product Range.
23 May 2016 – RSL National Comments on Budget 2016-17 Federal Budget.
7 April 2016 – Australian 2016 Invictus Games Team Announced Invictus Games 2016.
1 April 2016 – ANZAC Style Guide Released ANZAC Style Guide.
21 March 2016 – Vietnam Veterans Invited to Join Commemorations in Washington D.C. Vietnam Air Lift Events.
18 March 2016 – RSL Welcomes New Health Report Health Report 2016.
1 March 2016 – Perth Mint Issues RSL Centenary Coins Perth Mint RSL Centenary Coin.
26 February 2016 – RSL Releases Initial Comments on Defence White Paper 2016 Defence White Paper 2016 – First Look.
25 February 2016 – RSL Welcomes Defence White Paper 2016 Defence White Paper 2016.
1 February 2016 – RSL Documentary “Coming Home” Screening on Nine Network.


Older RSL Media Releases
18 December 2015 – RSL Investigates the Use of Mefloquine by Australian Defence Force Mefloquine Investigation.
3 December 2015 – RSL Opposes Privatisation of Defence Housing Australia DHA Inquiry.
1 December 2015 – RSL Supports a Single Pathway for Veterans’ Claims Veterans Affairs Bill 2015.
4 November 2015 – RSL Stance on Changes to Management at Defence Housing Australia DHA Changes.
28 September 2015 – Australia and New Zealand Commonwealth Bank First Test Honours ANZACS First Test Brisbane.
22 September 2015 – RSL presents Frederick Hyde AM with the ANZAC Peace Prize  ANZAC Peace Prize.

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  • Darren Chester MP
    This fine fellow is Jack Temple, and today he is celebrating his 100th birthday!
    Jack was born on 7 December 1918 and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 3 August 1942 with the 57/60th Infantry Battalion, where he attained ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    The Last Post magazine Remembrance Day 2018 is out now....
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's post.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Congratulation to @Geraint Hill from Stitching Pictures who has received his Beyond Blue #Poppy #Award for his film.
    An Unbeaten Path, won the award for the film which best promoted 'Hope, Recovery and Resilience'
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's ...
  • Anzac Bears
    By working with the community and encouraging people to donate bears to their local school, the Tweed Valley- Murwillumbah Sub-branch has notched up more than 55 donated bears.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • Anzac Bears
    Bossley Park Public School (Bossley Park High School) received Private Ernest Harvey donated by their ex-principal Graeme Brims. He arrived last Friday and became an important part of their Remembrance Day service.
    To donate a bear to a primary school ...
  • The last letters of Lark Force: An incredible tale of defiance and disaster
    In 1942, 395 letters written by Australian POWs fell from the sky.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling
    You don't have to wait until there is a crisis before you seek help to improve your mental fitness. is a website for serving and ex-serving community members. It has mental health tools to help you recognise the signs, ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    Our heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of our volunteers, all those who wore a poppy, and everyone who paused to reflect with us.
    If you didn't manage to buy a poppy you can still donate online to support our ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Meet our first Bears to School student ambassador Aiden Davie from Canberra Grammar School.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • Fantastic image taken at Kingston Beach, Tasmania. Thankyou Tim Pearce.
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    Another heart warming tribute to Australians who have served in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations - 270,000 handmade poppies on the forecourt at Parliament House in Canberra.
    Photo courtesy The Australian
    RSL National shared Poppy Appeal Australia's post.
  • Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia
    RSL National shared Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia's post.
    Lest We Forget
    RSL National shared RSLWA's photo.
  • Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia
    RSL National shared Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia's post.
  • RSL New South Wales
    Remembrance Service at ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park. Lest We Forget.
    RSL National shared RSL New South Wales's live video.
  • Anzac Bears
    When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • The Last Post Magazine Remembrance Day 2018
    In this arts-focused edition, TLP looks at Picnic at Hanging Rock, Max Dupain, and speak with Anne Lambert, Ben Quilty and William McInnes.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • RSL Tasmania
    RSL National shared RSL Tasmania's note.
  • RSL New South Wales
    March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    Have you got your tickets yet for the Australia v South Africa game on November 11 at Blundstone Oval? Don't forget that we've got an exclusive offer thanks to Cricket Australia, where you can get 15% off tickets - as ...
    Thanks to the amazing work of our volunteers, the first part of the 62,000 poppy display is now installed in Kings Park!
    We've been so overwhelmed with support, we are unable to accept any more volunteers for Friday's planting. However, ...
    Yesterday the sod at the new ANZAC House site was officially turned by Peter Tinley AM, Mark McGowan, Rita Saffioti MLA, RSLWA President Peter Aspinall AM and RSLWA CEO John McCourt.
    Construction is now underway and set to meet the ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne visited Dundula Bakers School, Bakers Creek to meet the students and present them an Anzac Bear. The event was covered by 7 News Mackay.
    To donate a bear to your choice of school please visit ...
  • Arts / Film ‘veterans’ awarded as festival closes
    THE prizewinners for the Veterans’ Film Festival were named on the weekend by director Tom Papas as the event drew to a close at Capitol Cinemas in Manuka. Papas told those present for the screenin…
    RSL National shared a link.
    Thanking a veteran or currently serving member of the Australian Defence Force is not something many Aussies do.
    With returned soldiers, then and now, often facing unique challenges — from battle-related conditions such as wounds or post-traumatic stress disorder to ...
  • WILKO-fit
    AB Miller #anzacbears off on his first school visit #ig2018sydney
    RSL National shared WILKO-fit's photo.
  • 7th Light Horse - Australian Horse
    Today Trooper Jones from the Anzac Bear collection visited the Australian War Memorial on the 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the Centenary of the end of hostilities in the Sinai - Palestine campaign.
    Soon Trooper Jones will ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    We are delighted to have the Hyundai A-League supporting the Poppy Appeal in 2018. ⚽ As part of the Hyundai A-League #RemembranceRound this week, commemoration activities will be part of all matches around the country.
    You can grab tickets to ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    What a great festival! Huge thank you to all the people involved in the 4th Veterans Film Festival - the filmmakers from across the world, our special guests, the sponsors, the audience, the judges, the helpers and all those who ...