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13 Bardyn Halliday Drive,
Mt Warren Park

07 3287 4000

About Us – Sub-Branch

What does the RSL do?

The RSL provides a voice at state and national levels for the Service and ex-Service community. Perpetuates the ties of mateship. Provides for the sick and needy among those who have served the nation and for their dependents; this includes pensions, medical attention, homes and suitable employment. Argues for a strong Australian Defence Force and the best of conditions of service for its members. Fosters loyalty to the nation. Maintains the spirit of ANZAC.

What are the Benefits of Membership?

Advocacy
You can help in the work of maintaining the hard won benefits for those who have served or are currently serving in the defence of our Country and for those who will carry the Defence burden in the future.

Welfare
Members can contribute to the welfare and well being of their less fortunate ex-service colleagues and their dependents, or members can be helped if need be.

Comradeship
The League provides a facility to continue the camaraderie of service life.

Patriotism
The RSL provides opportunity to maintain the Spirit of ANZAC through pride in Australia and the encouragement of our youth.

Can I Join?

If you have served for six (6) months in the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army or the Royal Australian Air Force, as a regular or a reservist, you are eligible to join the Returned and Services League of Australia.

Department of Defence has launched a new website to assist Serving and Ex-Serving Members called Engage. Engage is an online portal where users can search for free services and support designed to benefit current and former ADF members, their families and/or those involved in their support.Click on the following link to access their website for support and services.  https://engage.forcenet.gov.au/

 

 

Badge Meaning

RSL Badge Small

The badge worn by all members of the Returned & Services League of Australia, is a symbol of readiness at all times to render service to Queen and country and to former comrades. It is a time-honoured emblem – one that has been worn with a deep sense of pride by the most revered in our land and one that glorifies the coats of all privileged to wear it.

No wealth or influence can purchase the badge which may be worn only by those who have served their country.

The badge is in the form of a shield and the shield is a protection to the wearer.

In the badge the red represents the blood ties of war that exist between comrades. White stands for the purity of the motives in joining the league – to render service without thought of personal gain or ambition. The blue indicates a willingness to render that service to a comrade anywhere under the blue sky – wherever he may be.

The wattle is symbolic of Australia. The leek, rose, thistle and shamrock are symbolic of, and represent the link with Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland respectively.

Depicted in the centre of the badge, and encircled by the name of the organisation, are a sailor, soldier, airman and servicewoman marching together with their arms linked in friendship. This is to show that within the circle of the League, all Services and all ranks march together in unity and comradeship.

13 Bardyn Halliday Drive,
Mt Warren Park

07 3287 4000
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