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RSL DefenceCare provides services to current and ex-serving Defence personnel, including those transitioning out of Defence. We also assist family members, and spouses of veterans. All our services are free of charge.

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RSL DefenceCare provides services to current and ex-serving Defence personnel, including those transitioning out of Defence. We also assist family members, and spouses of veterans.

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RSL LifeCare offers a range of services for veterans to help you live a fulfilling life.

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If you are a current or ex-serving veteran, or a family member of a veteran, we may be able to help you. RSL DefenceCare helps Australian veterans and their families in times of need.

We can assist with submitting claims to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or appealing rejected claims. This includes acting as an advocate at the Veterans’ Review Board.

For veterans and their partners looking for employment opportunities post-service, we provide employment support.

For veterans who are experiencing financial hardship, we can help cover the cost of bills and household essentials. If you are struggling to find a place to live, or stay in your home, we can provide housing assistance.

All our services are free of charge.

DVA Claims & Appeals

The process for lodging claims with DVA can be time consuming and stressful. It’s an important part of
ensuring you’re set up for life after service

Our claims and advocacy specialists are here to provide independent, professional advice and help you get the best possible result
considering your circumstances.

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About RSL DefenceCare

RSL DefenceCare is a charity and not-for-profit organisation helping Australian veterans and their families in times of need.

We are focused on the lifetime wellbeing of veterans and provide free welfare support and services to veterans and their families.

This includes assistance with DVA claims and appeals, employment assistance, housing assistance and financial assistance.

RSL DefenceCare can help from the time someone joins the Australian Defence Force throughout their life whenever they need a hand.

We can also help family members when they are in need.

RSL DefenceCare’s aim is to help veterans and their families get through tough times and will continue helping as long as it is needed. We are always there.

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Latest News

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RSL NSW members dig deep to support their fellow veterans

*This media release originally appeared on the RSL NSW website. RSL NSW veteran members have rallied to bolster life-changing support for veterans and their families...

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RSL DefenceCare – Quarterly update – April-June 2021

Over the last three months a lot has happened for the veteran community, and Australia as a whole. In April, we were fortunate to be...

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Jack of All Parades

Looking for someone who’s done it all? Meet Wayne Dixon – former reservist, firey, ambo, sub-Branch President, homecare volunteer, and more. If there’s a parade...

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Horse Trekking Course – Trek 1, 2021 – Back in the saddle

ANZAC Day is a time of remembrance and camaraderie for many veterans; with emotions running high as they reflect on their service and the service...

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RSL LifeCare is committed to supporting veterans and their families

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide announced

RSL LifeCare is committed to supporting veterans and their families. We welcome any action by the Federal Government to tackle veteran suicide and will contribute...

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RSL DefenceCare – Quarterly update – January-March 2021

Through the first quarter of 2021, we have continued to support Australian veterans and their families in need. We are focused on the lifetime wellbeing...

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Julie and Colin

Colin served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from the age of 16, keen to get stuck in and serve his country. 40 years...

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Annual Update – 2020

For many, 2020 was a year of change, challenges and uncertainty – but it was also a year of resilience, adaptation and connection. It was...

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Lachlan

After 19 years in the Navy, Lachlan was medically discharged as a result of issues from his service in Iraq. Returning to country NSW with...

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David

David served with the Australian Army on two occasions and gave almost seven years of service in a variety of roles which included the Infantry...

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Quarterly Update – July-September 2020

At RSL DefenceCare we continue to support Australian veterans and their families during times of injury, illness or crisis. We offer help with Department of...

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Nicole

Following in her grandfather’s footsteps, Nicole joined the Defence Force with a sense of pride. She wanted to honour her grandfather’s memory and was fortunate...

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Search for an operations role at an RSL LifeCare Residential Aged Care facility in the Southern NSW region. Take a look at all our current positions here.

1. 100% funding on participating certifications

Undertake a participating certification through the RSL LifeCare Earn and Learn Incentive Program1 and you could be eligible to have your learning fully funded.

2. Cash bonus of up to $1000 (less income tax).

Through the RSL LifeCare Sign-on Bonus, you could be eligible for two split payments of $500 (less income tax), when you start a new role with us.

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