From Melbourne to the regions hear how our Sub-Branches are getting back into the swing of things
As Victoria emerged from one of the world’s longest lockdowns, new life was breathed back into many of our RSL Sub-Branches.
Life after service
Life has thrown Justin Watts its fair share of challenges, but with the RSL's help he’s overcome them all and now hopes to inspire other veterans to seek support.
And that's a wrap on Remembrance Day 2021
Remembrance Day services have been held around Victoria with a degree of normality this year. People united to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives serving in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Behind the Bugle
It’s a sound synonymous with Remembrance Day when notes of the Last Post ring out around the world. But who are some of those behind the bugle in Melbourne?
Quite the comeback
Movement is medicine for Rye Shawcroft, and this Veterans' Health Week we are exploring how getting moving, with programs like RSL Active, can help improve the health and wellbeing of veterans.
RSL Victoria is here to support you on your wellbeing journey this Veterans’ Health Week
Veterans Health Week (VHW) puts a spotlight on the health and wellbeing of veterans. But what is wellbeing? And how are ESO's, like RSL Victoria, supporting veterans to achieve it?
RSL Active invites you to get moving today and everyday
Not even restrictions in the world’s most locked-down city can stop RSL Victoria from getting veterans moving during Veterans’ Health Week (VHW).
Arthur Merryweather: RSL Volunteer
Arthur’s affiliation with the RSL began when he joined the Coburg RSL Sub-Branch. After moving around, he eventually joined Box Hill RSL, where he has been for the last 26 years.
Meet Poppy Appeal Volunteer Jacqueline
Jacqueline Pascarl is no stranger to the world of volunteering and charity. She’s spent decades championing the needs of women and children, both domestically and overseas and has helped raise millions of dollars’ worth of humanitarian aid and relief
The Road to Recovery with RSL Active
RAAF veteran Michael Apap lifts his bow and arrow to take aim at the target ahead, and in between shots, he mingles with others, while his son Lachlan and stepdaughter Harriette are in sight also socialising and learning a new skill.
A new lease on life
RSL Active is known for many things – a way to connect with other veterans, develop social networks, tell stories, enhance support circles and improve physical and mental health. Some, like Stuart and his family, even call it life-changing.
Connecting with RSL Active
Through volunteering veteran Krystal Brown learnt about RSL Active, a program designed to connect like-minded veterans and their families. It gives them the opportunity to take part in events focusing on physical, psychological and social engagement.
Fly High with RSL Active
Despite their challenges, Father and Son veteran duo, Ian and Corin Murphy are reconnecting in a way they didn’t think was possible through RSL Active.
The Light Horse Memorial Park
In 1995, the idea of developing a larger area as a memorial park that would recognise the contribution made by the AIF, and particularly by the Australian Light Horse Regiments, was mooted, and in 1998 the Mitchell Shire Council established the Australian Light Horse Memorial Park.