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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 able to return to large scale, in-person commemorative services for ANZAC Day. Unfortunately, COVID-19 outbreaks have once again led to restrictions on how we can travel, gather and connect as […]

  • 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 however we can to a Royal Commission. The implementation of existing and future recommendations of any veteran-related inquiry should also be expedited as a matter of urgency. RSL LifeCare Veteran […]

  • 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 of veterans and provide free welfare support and services to veterans and their families. We offer help with Department of Veterans’ Affairs claims, advocacy at Veterans’ Review Board hearings, housing […]

  • 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 no different for the team at RSL DefenceCare as we continued to support Australian veterans and their families through bushfires, homelessness, COVID-19 and many other challenges. While adapting to the […]

  • 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 Veterans’ Affairs claims, advocacy at Veterans’ Review Board hearings and financial assistance. We also provide counselling, support during a crisis or the death of a loved one, housing assistance for […]

  • RSL DefenceCare finds a new home

    A FREE-of-charge service helping Australian veterans and their families in times of injury, illness or crisis, is transferring operations from RSL NSW to RSL LifeCare from this month. Known as RSL DefenceCare, the service helps existing and ex-service Defence personnel and their families with Department of Veterans’ Affairs claims, advocacy at Veterans’ Review Board hearings […]

  • Quarterly Update – April-June 2020

    At RSL DefenceCare we strive to support Australian veterans and their families during times of injury, illness or crisis. We offer help with Department of Veterans’ Affairs claims, advocacy at Veterans’ Review Board hearings and financial assistance. We also provide counselling, support during a crisis or the death of a loved one, housing assistance for […]

  • Quarterly Update – January-March 2020

    At RSL DefenceCare our mission is to meet the needs of Australian veterans and their families seeking help with claims, advocacy and wellbeing. The start of 2020 has been difficult for all Australians, but veterans in particular, have been impacted by the bushfire crisis and now the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. These events have added financial strain […]

  • Annual Update – 2019

    At RSL DefenceCare our mission is to meet the needs of Australian veterans and their families seeking help with claims, advocacy and wellbeing. In 2019, RSL DefenceCare was able to: Provide $926,146 in financial assistanceincluding $127,832 in disaster assistance. Assist 101 veterans experiencing homelessness. Help over 600 veterans to lodge 2028 claimswith DVA. Provide 181 counselling sessionsto veterans and family […]

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