Who are are and what we do

RSL Victoria is a registered charity, member based organisation and is the Victorian Branch of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL Australia).

First established in 1916, RSL Victoria’s primary objectives are to provide support to veterans and their families, acknowledge Australian Defence Force service and perpetuate its patriotic duty whilst encouraging conversation and mateship between those who have served and their communities. A crucial role of the RSL is also to appropriately commemorate those who have suffered and died in service of our nation or its allies.

To achieve these objectives, RSL Victoria delivers a range of programs, services and initiatives directly and has 270 Sub-Branches throughout Victoria. Most major towns and suburbs across the state have an RSL Sub-Branch including those who have established significant facilities for local members and their communities.

Each year, throughout the state thousands of dedicated volunteers, over 170,000 members and many more Victorians directly support or participate in achieving the aims of RSL Victoria each year.