There are a number of governing documents, bodies and legislation that support and impact on RSL Victoria and its entities.
The Returned & Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc. is an incorporated association subject to the provisions of the Victorian Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and its regulatory body Consumer Affairs Victoria.
It is this mechanism of governance that ensures RSL Victoria is operated in accordance with its constitution or association rules and is the document that details membership, the establishment of Sub-Branches and the election of the Board (known as the State Executive).
RSL Victoria’s State Executive are also the trustee of the RSL of Australia Victorian Branch General Appeals Patriotic Fund which is a registered charity with the Australian Government regulator the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Please click here for our ACNC certificate of registration.
Another entity governed by the RSL Victoria State Executive includes the Returned & Services League Statewide Building Patriotic Fund. This entity supports the RSL Sub-Branch building model of sustainability and is in effect a clearing entity for Sub-Branch patriotic funds when required. The RSL Statewide Building Patriotic Fund can only expend funds relevant to its specific objects including the potential supply of funds to other RSL patriotic funds.
The Returned & Services League Victorian Branch Welfare Trust Fund (Welfare Trust Fund) is also governed by the RSL Victoria State Executive. This fund is a historical amalgamation of various funds and has objects to support veterans and their families.
Finally, the home of RSL Victoria’s central offices for more than 80 years is ANZAC House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne. The building is held in trust and managed through the RSL Victoria House Building Fund.
Each Sub-Branch in Victoria is established by and sustained by decision of the RSL Victoria State Executive and they are governed by the RSL Victoria constitution and by-laws. A significant number of our RSL Sub-Branches in Victoria are also incorporated entities in their own right, and subject to the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and regulated by Consumer Affairs Victoria.