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Media Releases: 

RSL Congratulates Government on AUKUS Initiative and New Submarine Acquisition: CLICK HERE

RSL welcomes consideration of further recognition for Somalia veterans: CLICK HERE

RSL Welcomes Appointment of Royal Commissioners: CLICK HERE

RSL Urges Fast-tracking of Visas for Afghan Support Staff: CLICK HERE

The Chief Health Officer has declared the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region in Western Australia red zones: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria comment on RSL National President: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria selected to receive $5 million to lead the development of the Wodonga Veterans & Families Wellbeing Centre: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria members re-elect Dr Robert Webster OAM to the position of State President at historic 105th Annual Conference: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria members vote to adopt policy of publicly supporting the call for a Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide at 105th Annual Conference: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria media statement regarding ADF Inquiry outcome: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria’s annual Poppy Appeal is back!: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria asks Victorians to ‘Remember to Remember’ this Remembrance Day: CLICK HERE

The Shrine of Remembrance is sacred, it is not a place of protest: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria launches new Veteran Employment Program: CLICK HERE

RSL commends budget support for veterans: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria is proud to announce the launch of its new veteran support service, Veteran Central (VetCen): CLICK HERE

RSL National Media Releases: 

Any revocation decision premature: CLICK HERE

RSL Australia Appoints New Chief Executive Officer: CLICK HERE


Patriotic v Incorporated Entity Funds Factsheet- CLICK HERE


State Executive Communique | April 14th 2020: CLICK HERE

Nominations for State Branch Officers: State President & State Honorary Treasurer 2020 Elections- CLICK HERE 

Nominations for State Branch: State Executive Member 2020 Elections- CLICK HERE


Meet our new Chief of Veteran Services- CLICK HERE 

Past Media Releases:

Victoria commemorates 75 years of Victory in the Pacific- CLICK HERE

Highest honours for key contributors to the Victorian veteran community- CLICK HERE

The Shrine of Remembrance is sacred, it is not a place of protest: CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria announces online service commemorating 75 years of Victory in the Pacific- CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria grateful for State Government’s ANZAC Appeal donation- CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria Supports National ANZAC Spirit campaign- CLICK HERE

RSL Victoria new CEO appointment: CLICK HERE TO READ

RSL Victoria welcomes the announcement of commissioner into veteran suicides: CLICK HERE TO READ

RSL Victoria statement on honouring Indigenous veterans CLICK HERE TO READ


Past Circulars: 

Important message from State President and CEO- CLICK HERE

State Executive Communique | COVID-19: CLICK HERE



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State Vice President Elections 2021 – Candidate Information

Nominations for the positions of State Senior Vice President and State Vice President were called in early 2021. Nominations closed on 9th April 2021 and the Returning Officer, Mr Darren Scammell, has completed eligibility verifications on all nominated candidates. 

The term of office is for two (2) years commencing at the close of the 2021 State Conference. 

A financial Service or Life Member of the Victorian Branch were eligible to nominate under the following criteria: 

  • Being a financial Service or Life Member of the Returned & Services League (Victorian Branch)  

  • a Service or Life Member of the League for at least four continuous years, and a member of a Sub-Branch or a member of the HQ Unattached List for at least two continuous years. 

  • Being nominated by a General Meeting of a Sub-Branch. 

Please find below the candidates for both State Senior Vice President and State Vice President, as they appear on the Ballot Papers. Ballot Papers will be distributed to Sub-Branches in due course. Resumes for each candidate can be downloaded below. 

Votes are cast at Sub-Branch General Meeting, where Life and Service members present at that meeting direct how the Sub-Branch is to vote on their preferred candidate. 

State Senior Vice President  

Mr Desmond Callaghan OAM BJ JP: Click Here - Broadford Sub-Branch | Region 9 

Mr Lucas Moon: Click HereHawthorn Sub-Branch | Region 1 


State Vice President 

Mr Terence Makings AM: Click Here - Geelong Sub-Branch | Region 8A 

Mr Desmond Callaghan OAM BJ JP: Click Here - Broadford Sub-Branch | Region 9 

Mr Steven Bennett CTM, MMGT STUD, CPPM, MAIPM: Click Here - Box Hill Sub-Branch | Region 1   

Mr Lucas Moon: Click Here - Hawthorn Sub-Branch | Region 1 



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