Community Noticeboard

The RSL NSW community noticeboard provides a place for sub-Branches, other veterans organisations, and the general public to submit notices that are of interest to Members. To submit something to the community noticeboard, complete the form at the bottom of this page. It will be reviewed by the team at ANZAC House.

23 October 2020

Open to crews from deployments 1990 world trip (75th Anniversary Gallipoli) 1990/91 Damask II (Gulf War) and 1991/92 Damask IV (Red Sea).

Meet and greet at the First Fleet Mess HMAS Kuttabul on the Friday evening, the 23 October 2020, with light eats provided excluding drinks. Followed by a 4 hour harbour cruise on the Saturday night, 24 October 2020, with a wine and dine buffet.

Reunion organisers are now taking deposits for the harbour cruise phase of the reunion please email Adrian Burns (Radar) at hmassydneyiv30yrreunion@gmail.com or the Facebook reunion page for further details.


8 November 2019

A 50-year anniversary reunion will be held for Headquarter 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (1ALSG) in Ballarat, Victoria from 8 November 2019 – 11 November 2019.

For more details, including accommodation, please contact Tony Brown on 0428 852 736 or email tony11raye13@bigpond.com


29 October 2019

The reunion will take place from Thursday 29 October to Monday 2 November 2020 at the Capital Country Holiday Park.

For more information view the itinerary and registration flyer.


15 October 2019

The Annual Pension & Welfare Officers Network will be held at Bulahdelah Bowling Club on the 15th October 2019 9am – 3pm

Guest Speakers from DVA (including a claims assessor), ATDP and Open Arms will be in attendance.

Cost is $35pp.

RSVP to bulahdelah2019@gmail.com

Direct debit to: BSB: 032 523nA/C: 711457

Use the REF: BU19 + ESO Name


6 October 2019

The Patriots Australia Military Motorcycle Club – Hunter Valley & Barwon chapters in and around Newcastle would like to invite RSL NSW to participate in a dawn motorcycle ride and raffle.

Information and contact details for the ride can be found here, and details on the raffle can be found here.


23 September 2019

You are invited to the book launch of Where Soldiers Lie by Ian McPhedran.

Date: Monday 23 September

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: ANZAC Memorial (auditorium), Hyde Park, Sydney

RSVP: rsvp.events@harpercollins.com.au by Wednesday 18 September

Community Noticeboard - Where Soldiers Lie book launch


18 September 2019

A variety evening of musical entertainment including music from the 1940s swing era through to the present day. Guests should expect a diverse and fantastic evening of musical entertainment with proceeds going towards the work of Legacy.

  • Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Venue: Juniors Kingsford Club, Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032
  • Timings: Concert start at 7:30pm – finish 9:00pm with no interval; and
  • Tickets: Bookings can be made through thejuniors.com.au with a price of $5 per head.

12 September 2019

The RAANC Past & Present Members’ Cocktail Party will take place on 12 September 2019.

Location: Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Dr, New Farm, Bribane, QLD 4005.

Contact: MAJ Natalie Evans 0402199760 or natalie.evans@defence.gov.au


2 September 2019

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is inviting all members of the NSW RSL State Office, Sub Branches and District Councils to participate in a four-week National 10,000 steps walking challenge. This fun and engaging event has been held annually for the last 3 years, with interest and participation growing each year. This year the challenge is themed around some of the iconic land, air and sea battles of The Second World War.

There are enormous health benefits from physical activity and the DVA National 10K Steps challenge is a fun way to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

This virtual walk will see participants from every State and Territory competing against each other for the honour of being named the National 10,000 steps champions.
DVA invites participants at any level of fitness to join in as there are categories to suit all ages and abilities, including a category for the canine companions.

You don’t have to take the most steps to win a prize in this event, there are weekly instant quizzes and team challenges for those who like to exercise the mind as well as the body in addition to the weekly random prize draw.

Commencing on Monday 11 November and finishing on Sunday 8 December, participants will record their daily steps on the official 10,000 steps website. Steps can be automatically uploaded or entered directly onto the website. Options are available for participants who do not have access to the internet.

Registrations open on 2nd September and close on 18th October.

Interested parties can contact the National coordinators through 10ksteps@dva.gov.au


23 August 2019

Wellbeing Australia is the lead organisation behind #VWS2019. The Summit is online commencing on 14 August 2019 with live webinar events taking place August and September 2019.

ESOs and allied health professionals are invited to get involved.

Registration is open to current and ex-ADF, their partners and family members, their support networks, medical and allied health professionals. By registering you will receive updates on upcoming Summit events and news.

There’s more information here: www.veteranwellbeingsummit.com.au


1 August 2019

The Australian Memorial Walk honours those who have served and supported the defence of Australia in peace or in war. The paved pathway links five monuments erected to remember the major conflict periods in Australia’s history: Colonial, World War I, World War II, Post World War II, and Peace Operations. It is listed on the NSW Register of War Memorials.

Along the Pathway there are over 4000 individual pavers and 60 centrepiece pavers. The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company (RAAHC), which has initiated and developed the Walk, is now undertaking a project to renovate the panels outlining the stories on the Monuments. The current panels have deteriorated over time due to weathering. The project proposes designing and fitting twelve new bronze panels on the main Monuments at a cost of over $40,000. The restoration will commence in late 2019 through funding of one Monument restoration provided by the RAAHC and continued in phases until completion.

The RAAHC is seeking funds for the subsequent phases of the restoration via Grants and donations from veterans’ organisations. All donations are tax deductible. A laid paver will acknowledge donations over $500.

For further information see http://artilleryhistory.org/memorial_walk.html

Contact: Honorary Secretary raahcoffice@gmail.com


22 July 2019

I am wishing to purchase the reveille issue from any of your members.

Vol 8 No 4 – 1 December 1934.

I have attached a picture of the cover which has been illustrated by my Grandfather Mr Harry Wann.

Reveille - Vol 8 No 4 - 1 December 1934

If any members have this or any other issues with his illustrations , that they would be willing to sell than It would be very much appreciated. It would be lovely for my children to have something of their great grandfathers artwork to pass onto their family.

My contact details are:

Sharon Friedlander (Wann)
5 Bamshill Place Thornlie
Perth WA 6108
sharon.t.f@icloud.com or neilfriedlander@bigpond.com


1 July 2019

Plasma Art is a company that makes park benches. They would like to work with sub-Branches to receive feedback and generate interest in their products. Examples of the benches can be seen here and here. Visit www.plasma-art.com.au to find out more.


1 April 2019

The Naval Historical Society provides guided heritage tours of Garden Island. Tours are run on Thursdays. Price $20 per person.

For more information visit www.navyhistory.org.au


4 March 2019

Western Sydney University has produced a book ‘Too Dark To See’ which commemorates the lives and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans and personnel serving in the ADF.

Read the e-book here.


1 March 2019

The RMA of NSW meet in the Fisher Room at the Chatswood RSL on the first Sunday of each month at 11:00am, except for September when we meet on the second Sunday due to Father’s Day being on the first Sunday in September.

We have been going since 1913 and would like to see the association continue to thrive.

To do so, we require people to join the association. We are open to all serving or ex-service RM’s who would join as FULL members. Membership is also open to serving or ex-service personnel of all armed forces, as well as relatives of all such personnel. You would join as associate members.

Fees are $10 per year and we hold our AGM on the first Sunday of February each year.

Proof of service, ex-service, and relationship, is required along with a completed application form. All enquiries should be through the Secretary, Mr. John W Lees.

Email: anchorman@optusnet.com.au

Address: 130 River Road, Emu Plains, NSW, 2750

The $10 cheque can be made payable to RMA NSW and posted to:

The Treasurer Mr Sam HP Smith. 34 St Johns Road. BRADBURY, NSW, 2560

 E-mail: samhp.smith@optusnet.com.au


25 February 2019

Have you served or had a relative in the 66th BN 2nd AIF, 2 AR, 2 RAR or 2/4 RAR? Do you have images, gear, medals, maps, photographs, movies etc. from you or your relative’s service in these units which form the lineage of today’s 2 RAR (AMPHIB)? Are these items sitting in boxes or a trunk not seeing the light of day, with the possibility they could be thrown out by your family if you passed? The Unit has served in places like The Dutch East Indies, Japan, Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, Malaysia, Rhodesia, Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda, East Timor, The Solomon Islands, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Timor Leste. We are not just interested in operational service we are very much interested in the Battalion’s daily life, Exercises, Sport, Special Activities, parades, ETVCC, BN balls etc. during its time.

The 2 RAR Historical Collection would like you to consider donating these items for display and to be preserved as part of the collection. We would like copies of any digital images or scanned copies if you don’t want to part with the originals. Remember your negatives and photos are slowly degrading. These items will be available to view and be appreciated by all who visit the historical collection. Ex-members, relatives of these members, current and future members will be able to appreciate and view these items knowing they are at their home at 2 RAR. The museum is funded by donations, sponsors and grants, if you are an individual or business that would like to be a “friend of the 2 RAR Historical Collection” please contact the curator. The museum is looking to completely upgrade and refurbish the Historical Collection display in the near future.

If you would like to visit or donate to the collection please also contact the curator. The curator (CPL J Harrison, soon to be Mr) can be contacted on 0419 749 198 or email 2RAR.Museum@gmail.com. Second to None!


14 January 2019

Wingham RSL sub-Branch commenced a project to update the Honour Roll at the Wingham Memorial Town Hall. They aim to create, document and carry out a process to identify every person in the Wingham and Upper Manning locality who has completed military service in the Australian Defence Force and to recognise their service by placing their details on a military honour board at the Wingham Town Hall.

The project committee has made determinations to include twenty-eight new names to the honour roll.


10 January 2019

Defence Archives and Service Centres (DASC) is upgrading its systems and processes to provide customers with faster, secure access to records via the internet. Beginning 10 January 2018, DASC will upload completed requested records to a secure Defence website for easy customer access.

DASC will email a unique link and password to the relevant customer to provide them with online access to the requested records. Customers must provide a valid email address at the time of placing a records request to access the online service.

Please call 1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362) if you do not have a valid email address.


7 January 2019

The Mordialloc College Alumni Association (MCAA) is gathering information for a proposed honour board to be installed at the school (formerly known as Mordialloc-Chelsea High School).
We are seeking the names of former students who are veterans. If you are a war veteran or know of war service personnel who attended the school please contact:

Paula McCarthy | ph: (03) 9587 4573 | email: paulamc@optusnet.com.au | PO Box 5121, Mordialloc 3195
or
George Raphael | 1104092 | PM6740 | ph: (03) 9798 4883 | 68/360 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough Vic 3173


4 January 2019

Greetings all,

For those in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding areas, please feel welcome to attend the Wagga Wagga sub-Branch (26 Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga) on a Thursday and meet with members of the Riverina Contempoary Veterans Group (RCVG).

We are a group of sub-Branch members who are supportive of all veterans but have a vested interest in the issues confronting Contemporary Veterans, their families, and their support networks.

Want to know more email me at rsl.wel@bigpond.net.au (attention Richard Salcole).

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