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Times are tough for many at the moment and, sadly, that includes many in our Defence family.

If you are in a position to help financially, you can help us continue supporting veterans when they need our help the most.

100% of funds raised through the ANZAC Appeal support veterans and their families in times of need.

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RSL Membership

The Returned and Services League has some 1500 Sub Branches throughout Australia and with a membership of 240,000, is the largest service and ex-service associations in Australia.

Service Membership

Service Membership of the RSL is for anyone who is currently serving or has served in the ADF or any of Australia’s allied armed forces. Service membership offers serving and ex-serving personnel mateship and comradeship with others of similar life experiences.

Service Membership criteria:

  • Must 18 years of age or over
  • Has served in any of the Australian defence forces in any conflict
  • Has served not less than 6 months in the regular or reserve Australian Defence Force
  • Has completed a period of National Service in the Australian Defence Force
  • Has served in the defence forces of any country that is a part of the Commonwealth
  • Has served in the defence forces of the New Zealand or the United States of America
  • Is an Australian citizen and has served in the defence force of any country allied to Australia

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is a type of RSL membership that caters for family members of serving and ex-service men and women. It is also for members or ex-members of the police, fire brigade, ambulance and SES. Its purpose is to provide a form of RSL membership that maintains the ‘bloodlines’ of those who have served their country in both peace and war.

Affiliate Membership Criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Related to any Service or Life Member of the League
  • Related to a person who, at the time of their death, was eligible for Service Membership of the RSL

Also for serving and ex members of the:

  • Police Force
  • Fire Brigade
  • State Emergency Service
  • Ambulance Service

(A minimum of six months full time service)

Social Membership

Social Membership is for those that would like to be a part of our RSL Sub branch on a social level. Social Membership provides some of the same benefits as Service and Affiliate members, but the right to vote on RSL matters does not apply. You will however have the right to receive discounts and access to the rewards program.

Box Hill RSL Supporting Our Local Community's

Your contribution over the bar and dining in our bistro has an amazing flow on that greatly contributes to the community, that’s why we exist, that’s why we are such a successful RSL.

  • We support veterans and the local community through our programs
  • We conscientiously care for our veterans
  • We help fight social isolation
  • We look after our members homes and their medical needs
  • We support schools, clubs, scouts and sporting groups

Welfare & Veteran Support

Our welfare department has developed a wide range of services and resources to support members, their families and the broader community.

We are committed to the welfare of veterans and widows ensuring that the best possible assistance is provided whether they are in their own homes or residential aged care facilities.

If you would like to find out any further information about our veteran services’ please contact us on (03) 9897 6780

RSL Sub Branch Groups

Box Hill RSL Sub Branch consists of numerous local sporting sections and a variety of special interest groups.

  • National Servicemen Association 
  • Box Hill Women’s Auxiliary 
  • Air Force Association
  • Box Hll Legacy Widows 
  • Vietnam Veterans Association 
  • Naval Association 
  • Whitehorse Day Club 
  • Darts Section 
  • Bowls Section 
  • Snooker Section 
  • RSL Active
  • Swimming Section
  • Prostate Support Group
  • Seniors Men’s Discussion Group Knitting Group
  • Tai Chi
  • Genealogy

If you would like to find out any further information about joining a particular section please contact our Welfare Manager Faye Clark on (03) 9897 6780