RSL Active is a program from RSL Victoria, supported by the Victorian State Government, providing a range of events and activities for the younger veteran community.
RSL provides a way to connect with other veterans and develop social networks, share ideas, tell stories, enhance support circles, and improve physical and mental health.
RSL Active is open to all veterans and their immediate families*. Membership of the RSL is not required to participate in any events.
There are regular RSL Active events held through RSL Sub-Branches around Victoria. For more information about events in your location, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9655 5573.
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*Some limitations may apply for particular events. Where this applies, details will be indicated at time of booking.
As 2019 draws to a close, our RSL Active team would like to take this opportunity to reflect on what has been an eventful and successful year.
With the cooperation and support from a number of RSL Sub-Branches, we were able to deliver over 50 activities throughout the State, with every activity/event being recognised as a means for veterans and their families to reduce social isolation, encourage mateship, stay active and ultimately have fun.
Just some of the activities held in 2019 included:
Barefoot bowling, Camps, Equine Therapy, Archery, Rock climbing, Yoga, Road Cycling, Fitness programs, Stand up paddle-boarding just to name a few.
A huge thank you and happy holidays to all involved in making RSL Active so great in 2019!
We look forward to offering a continued range of events in 2020.
Saturdays 9 November 2019 - 29 February 2020. Stand Up Paddleboarding - Altona
Altona RSL invites all current serving, ex- serving veterans and immediate families and first responders to join us on Saturday mornings for Stand Up Paddle Boarding @ 9.30am.
Meet at the Sun Seeker Caravan on the corner of the Esplanade and Mount Street, Altona.
You can expect to enjoy the sun, sea and sand (dependant on skill levels) with family and friends. This event will have you laughing over coffee on completion.
Spots are limited to 10 people per session.
For more information and to attend, see https://www.facebook.com/events/536742503746956/ or contact Altona RSL (03) 9398 2817.
11 January – 15 February 2020. Six Week Fitness Program- Notting Hill
Mana Fitness Solutions - Notting Hill
RSL Active has teamed up with the guys at Mana Fitness Solutions to offer Veterans the opportunity to join in a six week fitness program beginning at 8.30am Saturday 11 January 2020.
This is a great way to stay active, shed a few pounds, meet like-minded people and enjoy the benefits of a results based gym program
The program is free to Veterans however family and friends are encouraged to come along at a cost of $19.95 per week (payable directly to Mana Fitness Solutions).
For more information about the session, call Jose on 0420 905 050 or Ana on 0415 396 910.
14 February 2020- Barefoot Bowls: Greensborough RSL
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Greensborough Bowling Club, 178 Liat Way, Greensborough
Cost: This event is free for current and ex-service members of the ADF and their immediate family.
General Public - $6 payable to the Greensborough Bowling club.
Includes sausage sizzle.
Please RSVP for catering purposes.
General public can register by contacting Greensborough RSL on 9435 1884 or email Reception@rsl-greensborough.com
RSL Active Regular Event Locations
The following RSLs hold regular activities. For more information, contact the numbers listed below.
Variety of events including yoga, walk/run/ride at Cherry Lake, and stand-up paddle-boarding. Contact (03) 9398 2817.
Ballarat – NEW
Contact (03) 5332 3300
Variety of activities including rowing, yoga, and RSL sheds program. Contact Craig Hancock (03) 5442 2950 or email@example.com
Range of monthly activities. Contact (03) 9583 1775.
Regular events include Wellness Wednesday and Barefoot Bowling. Contact (03) 9435 1884.
See Melton RSL Active Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/Melton-RSL-Active-157524811512493/
Variety of events. Sports library available for veterans to use.
Yoga held every Tuesday during the school term.
Contact Sale RSL (03) 5144 2538.
Warragul and Drouin RSLs host a free one hour fitness program fitness program for younger veterans, held at Voyage Fitness, Warragul. Contact (03) 5623 6003.
Variety of activities. Regular activities include yoga, fitness class, coffee catchups. Contact (03) 5562 4634.
Yoga. Contact (03) 8558 4700.