Becoming a Member


In summary, you can apply to become a member of the Returned Services League providing you: –


  • Served in any Australian Defence Forces in either of the two World Wars or in any theatre of conflict; or

  • Served overseas for not less than six months as a member of an approved peace-keeping force; or

  • Served for not less than six months in the regular or reserve forces of the ADF, or of any country not an enemy of Australia (shorter service can also qualify if discharge was honourable and for reasons beyond an individual’s control); or

  • Are an Australian or allied citizen and served with or in support of, the ADF or allied forces in any theatre or conflict; or

  • Are a person who for a period of not less than six months was a member of the Australian Women’s Land Army during World War 2

  • Are a person who for a period of not less than six months served in a Military and Convalescent Hospital as a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment during World War 2

To join the RSL you must first complete an application form and submit it to either the State Branch, or our Sub-Branch.

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