Constitution 2019

At the 2019 RSL NSW Annual State Congress, on 29 October, delegates from sub-Branches across the state approved a new constitution. This constitution was drafted based on significant input from members, sub-Branches, and District Councils. It will come into effect on 1 December 2019.

In the lead-up to the commencement date, the RSL NSW Board will be working closely with an interim District Presidents’ Council to continue drafting the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that will accompany and complement the new constitution.

The SOPs will then require the ratification of the District Councils before coming into effect. You can read more about the SOPs below, and be sure to send any suggestions to your District Council.

New Constitution

The final version of the new constitution can be downloaded here.

Our current constitution, ceasing end of November 2019, can be found here.


Standard Operating Procedures Manual

Please click here to access the Standard Operating Procedures Manual and individual SOPs.


Letters from the Acting President and DC7

The final version of the new constitution was mailed to sub-Branches before congress, accompanied by two letters.

Click here to download the letter from the DC7 sub-committee elected by District Council leaders to help draft the new constitution and SOPs.

Click here to download the letter from Acting President Ray James.


Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions with answers explaining the major aspects of the new constitution can be found here. These were published during the feedback and consultation process.



If you have questions about the new constitution or SOPs, please contact the Support Unit at or 1300 679 775.