Taking Part in Appeals

Taking Part In Appeals

Here you will find resources and guidance for sub-Branches and Auxiliaries taking part in the annual ANZAC Appeal and Poppy Appeal. The content on this page may change during these appeals so keep checking back.

In NSW, the authorised fundraiser of the ANZAC and Poppy Appeals is The Trustee for RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution (RSL WBI), trading as RSL DefenceCare.

Funds raised in these appeals will be used to support Australian veterans and their families in need.

Each year ANZAC and Poppy Appeal tokens are worn by Australians young and old. The main fundraising activities take place in the weeks leading up to ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

Step 1: Placing an Order

Review the catalogue and return your order form, list of volunteers (include first and last names, all participants must be 16+ years), and if applicable, train station access requests to appeals@rsldefencecare.org.au by the specified deadline date.

Step 2: Receiving Your Order

When you receive your order- check contents and number of tokens received match your order form. Report any issues to warehouse@rslnsw.org.au within 5 working days.

Step 3: Selling Tokens

Participate in the appeal by exchanging supplied tokens for donations during the specified appeal period.

Step 4: Depositing Cash From Sales

All funds collected need to be banked daily into the RSL WBI Fundraising Account. (See below for details)

  • Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
  • Account name: RSL WBI Fundraising Acc
  • BSB: 062124
  • Account number: 11226906
Each participant will be assigned a Bank Deposit Reference comprised of their CommBiz ID number and entity name ID Number + Abbreviated sub-Branch name
Example reference for, York RSL sub-Branch 000011YorkSB

Step 5: Returning Unsold Stock

Complete your return paperwork that includes your Collection Sheet, Volunteer ID Card Form, and if necessary, an NSW Statutory Declaration form for any missing Volunteer ID cards. Once completed, return the forms, volunteer ID’s, and any unused stock to the warehouse address detailed below by the due date:

Attn: RSL Fundraising, PO Box 857, Campbelltown NSW 2560

Step 6: Receiving Your Trader Payment

Once the Warehouse and Finance teams have processed your return, you will receive your 40% payment of the gross funds your volunteers raised during the Appeal period.

  • 33% is a fee payable to the sub-Branches for their fundraising efforts; and
  • 7% is to cover sub-Branch costs and expenses.

As this amount is not a donation or fundraising income, it must be accounted for as “sundry income” in your sub-Branch’s financial accounting system.

Background Information

The following links outline legislative requirements with which RSL WBI and RSL sub-Branches are obliged to comply.