The library houses a wealth of reference material about our military past and for research purposes visitors may access primary material such as diaries, photographs and letters donated to the RSL. 

Appointments can be made through our librarian Fred Pratt


Military History

Since its inception, the Australian War Memorial has sponsored Australia's official war histories. Australian Governments have commissioned four separate series of official war histories over this period, one for each of the major conflicts in which Australia has been involved: The Two World Wars and the Cold War- conflicts in Korea and South East Asia.

For in-depth Military History visit the Australian War Memorial website below, or contact RSL Victoria's Librarian, Fred Pratt




Education Resources

Nationally, the RSL sponsors an educational suite of materials for secondary school students that covers both our military history and veteran experience. 'Serving the Nation' material prepared by Ryebuck Media can be found on their website or through the link below.

The Department of Veteran Affairs also has a range of educational material for primary and secondary schools which is also available through their website. Click HERE to be directed to the DVA site.

Serving the Nation Youth Program