RSL Victoria’s Annual Remembrance Service
Men and women, young and old gathered at the Springvale Commonwealth War Cemetery for the 39th annual State Annual Remembrance Service hosted by RSL Victoria.
Burning Bright: A Century of Service
After travelling 50,000 kilometres, the Legacy Centenary Torch has reached Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.
Remembrance Day 2023: Everything You Need to Know
Join us as we honour those who have served this Remembrance Day. Here’s how you can commemorate in Melbourne. Together we remember.
Join Our Sub-Branches for Veterans’ Health Week
This Veterans' Health Week, join Sub-Branches right around our network and help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the veteran community. See all the details here.
HEAD OF ROYAL COMMISSION INTO DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE PRESS CLUB ADDRESS
The head of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide addressed the National Press Club.
DVA Statement on Privacy and Potential Veterans’ MATES Data Breach
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has issued a statement regarding the privacy and potential breaching of data for its MATES program.
Nominations open for 2024 ANZAC Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2024 RSL ANZAC of the Year Awards. Find out all the details here.
Important discussions on the table at Ministers' visit to Sub-Branch
East Malvern RSL hosted two federal Ministers along with veterans and their families for robust discussions about the challenges facing the veteran community. Read all about it here.
Melbourne Hearing Block of Royal Commission Begins
The Melbourne Hearing Block for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will begin on Monday, August 28.
Have Your Say on Aged Care Act Reforms
Veterans and families are invited to provide feedback to the Australian Government on a number of important reforms. Learn more here.
Victorian Veterans Card officially launched
Lara RSL Sub-Branch hosted Victorian Minister for Veterans Natalie Suleyman and the Member for Lara Ella George on Friday to officially launch the Veterans Card - Victoria.
RSL Victoria pays tribute to the Crew of Australian Military Helicopter Crash
RSL Victoria pays tribute to the crew members tragically lost following Friday night’s military helicopter crash off the north Queensland coast as part of a Talisman Sabre training exercise.
A message from RSL Victoria’s State President, Dr Robert Webster OAM
Dr Robert Webster OAM addresses a comment made at the 108th Annual State Conference
Statement on NAIDOC Week 2023
RSL Victoria State President Dr Rob Webster OAM shares a statement on National NAIDOC Week.
Veteran Card - Victoria Now Available
The Veterans Card - Victoria is now available. Here's how to apply.
ESO Forum Showcases Collaborative Strength
The second Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) Forum, facilitated by RSL Australia in conjunction with its State Branches, was held in Sydney on 30 May 2023.
The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide
See the latest on the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
RSL Victoria welcomes 2024 budget investment in veterans and their families
The RSL in Victoria has welcomed the 2024 federal budget’s investment and support of veterans and their families.
UPDATE: RSL VICTORIA ROYAL COMMISSION INTO DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE WORKING GROUP RESPONSE
Here is an update regarding the The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Working Group.
Vietnam War Veterans Honoured in Parliament
Prime Minster Anthony Albanese has given a speech in parliament acknowledging the sacrifice of those who served as part of the Vietnam War. You can read the full speech here.
HAVE YOUR SAY: PROPOSED VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS LEGISLATION REFORM PATHWAY
The Government will be undertaking consultation with the veteran community and other stakeholders about a proposed pathway to simplify the veterans’ legislative framework.
Everything you need to know about ANZAC Day 2023
On April 25, Victorians will pause to remember those who have served for our country. Here is everything you need to know about the day.
Collaboration to address veteran homelessness
Leading ex-service organisations come together to address veteran homelessness
Closing Soon: Victorian Veterans Grants
Applications for several Victoria Government Veterans Grant programs are closing soon.
RSL Victoria Christmas & New Year Break
Here's what you need to know about the upcoming break at RSL Victoria.
New Hub a Haven for Veterans
The doors have officially opened at The Veterans & Families Hub Wodonga in Honour of Tim Fischer AC.
RSL Victoria supports research into veteran wellbeing
A report into understanding the wellbeing characteristics of ex-serving ADF members has been released. See the full report here.
RSL Member nominated for Prestigious Award
A dedicated RSL member has been honoured with a nomination for Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2023.
Good Neighbours: Sub-Branches Join Forces
A show-stopping dress is making a guest appearance in Victoria’s Central Highlands to help three neighbouring RSLs launch their Poppy Appeal ahead of Remembrance Day.
Veteran Grant Applications Now Open
Applications for grants of up to $50,000 under a number of programs are now open.
RSL Active boosting veteran wellness
The Victorian Minister for Veterans has visited the Warragul RSL Victoria Sub-Branch following their great efforts in rolling out an RSL Active program for the veteran community.
Masterclass with a MasterChef
A celebrity chef has taken over the kitchen at RSL Victoria to treat a group of veterans to his culinary creations.
Veterans’ Health Week 2022 to focus on eating well for a better life
Veterans’ Health Week has arrived for another year, and this year’s theme is all about eating well and having a better quality of life.
Meritorious Service Medal award for Noel Tucker
Meritorious Service Medal award for Warragul RSL Stalwart, Noel Tucker.
International Sub-Branch member formally appreciated
A dedicated member of the Angeles City Sub-Branch in the Philippines has been recognised for his outstanding work.
Plans for museum to honour Vietnam Veterans
Funding has been announced to house Phillip Island's Vietnam War commemorative site.
Leadership and collaboration
Today, RSL Victoria hosted its second Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) Combined Forum for 2022.
Remembering the Montevideo Maru
80 years on from Australia’s worst maritime disaster, the town of Stanhope has unveiled a lasting artistic tribute.
Census sheds light on Australia's veteran population
Australian veterans have been counted in the Census for the first time in 110 years.
National Volunteer Week
This National Volunteer Week, RSL Victoria thanks the thousands of volunteers across the state who so generously give their time to the critical work of the RSL.
Honour and Praise
President of the Dandenong-Cranbourne Sub-Branch, John Wells OAM, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal
Terry Powers On
RSL Victoria would like to congratulate Terry Power from the Epping Sub-Branch on receiving a National Certificate of Merit with Gold Badge.
RSL stalwart honoured
While many know the incredible work of RSL Victoria’s Compensation and Welfare Support Manager Jeff Jackson, today he has been recognised for his long and remarkable career with the Australian Defence Force.
Construction is underway on a multi-million-dollar, purpose built veteran hub in Victoria’s north-east.
A Proud March Home
RSL Victoria State President, Dr Robert Webster OAM, discusses what the Melbourne march on ANZAC Day means to him
A special message to RSL Sub-Branches and Volunteers from Pete Smith
RSL Victoria Fundraising Manager Peter Smith OAM would like to thank RSL Sub-Branches and their wonderful volunteers for their support of the ANZAC Appeal.
THE TRADITIONS OF ANZAC DAY
ANZAC Day services are rich in military protocol and tradition. But do you know what these traditions mean and how they came about?
Surf’s up with RSL Active
Veterans from the army, navy and air force have taken to one of Mornington Peninsula’s famous surf beaches as part of a month long RSL Active program.
Shoulder to Shoulder always
Afghan interpreters and Victorian veterans are set to face off in a friendly T20 spectacular.
Encore! Encore! An encore for Rock for Reflection and Remembrance
Under sunny, blue skies and in the grounds of Victoria’s iconic landmark the Shrine of Remembrance, hundreds of people gathered for a day in support of veterans.
Rock for Reflection and Remembrance
In what’s thought to be an Australian-first, a concert by veterans for veterans and their families will take place at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.
RSL Victoria congratulates Darebin RSL President Robert Cross on receiving Life Membership with Gold Badge.
RSL Active’s comeback at Bentleigh RSL
Bentleigh RSL Sub-Branch hosted their first RSL Active event for 2022, in what was a great day out for veterans and their families.
RSL Victoria welcomes Victorian Government investment in veteran wellbeing
RSL Victoria has welcomed a $500,000 funding boost to veteran wellbeing as the veteran community grapples with the ongoing Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Ready to Race
To the beat of a drum, veterans and their families recently headed out for a day of dragon boat racing with RSL Active.
RSL Sub-Branches hit hard by Omicron
Mildura and Lakes Entrance RSL Sub-Branches share how Omicron has impacted the tourist season
Wodonga Citizen of the Year David Martin OAM
RSL Victoria's David Martin OAM has been named Wodonga's Citizen of the Year for 2022.
2022 Australia Day Honours
RSL Victoria congratulates its members recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Honours.
RSL Active's Melbourne city kayaking tour
Our latest RSL Active event took participants on a scenic tour of Melbourne via the Yarra.
RSL Active at the AFL Wheelchair Representative Games
Not deterred by the postponement of the National Wheelchair AFL competition, RSL Active got together with the Victorian Wheelchair Football League, to organise the 2021 Victorian AFL Wheelchair Representative Games.
November Veteran Support
For over 100 years, RSL Victoria has been improving the lives of veterans and their families.
Top honours for Invictus Games competitors
Nine Victorian Invictus Games competitors have received the Australian Sports Medal at a presentation hosted by RSL Victoria.
Greg Mead 2021 Meritorious Service Medal recipient
Greg Mead OAM has become the first member of the Phillip Island Sub-Branch to receive the RSL’s highest honour – the Meritorious Service Medal.
A top honour for a top bloke
More than 50 years ago, Thomas Murphy, OAM, went looking for a watering hole. What he found was so much more.
Congratulations to James Slattery, recipient of the RSL's highest civilian award
Longtime barman and volunteer at the Lilydale RSL, James Slattery, has received the National Certificate of Merit with Gold Badge: The RSL's highest civilian award.
Veteran support during October 2021
For over 100 years, RSL Victoria has been improving the lives of veterans and their families by providing advocacy, wellbeing and welfare support.
Kyneton RSL’s Remembrance Day display
Kyneton RSL and Kyneton Art Group team up to commemorate Remembrance Day through art.
Remember to Remember
As we pause for one minute's silence on Remembrance Day, let us acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our veterans and continue to strive for the peace they so bravely fought for.
The travelling 100: The final stop
RSL Victoria has found a memorable and unique way to mark the centenary of the Poppy Appeal, by creating a life-sized 100 covered in poppies.
Nhill turns red for Remembrance Day
Nhill RSL Sub-Branch has turned the town red with more than 25,000 poppies decorating the town in honour of Remembrance Day.
RSL Victoria's Annual State Remembrance Service
RSL Victoria hosted the annual State Remembrance Service on Sunday, November 7, at the Springvale Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery to remember all our Veterans in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
The travelling 100: Part Two
The travelling 100 has been making its way around Victoria. Here are some highlights from metro Melbourne and its surrounds.
9News and RSL Victoria partner to celebrate 100 years of the Poppy Appeal
The Poppy Appeal is set to reach more Victorian's than ever before with the support of Nine.
The travelling 100
If you happen to see a life-sized ‘100’ popping up around Victoria, you aren’t dreaming. It’s RSL Victoria dreaming big.
That's a wrap on Veterans' Health Week 2021
Whether you walked, ran, danced, or cooked your way through Veterans’ Health Week, there was something on offer for everyone across Victoria.
Warragul RSL Sub-Branch gets veterans moving with its inaugural Veterans Golf Day
Participants from across all services joined in for the day, including the oldest veteran on the golf course that day - 87-year-old National Serviceman Bill Pyle.
DVA and RSL Victoria partner on Veterans' Health Week 2021
Veteran health and wellbeing are at the forefront of the RSL’s work, but for one week every year, a federal government initiative throws a spotlight on this important work through Veterans’ Health Week (VHW).