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  • Spur, enabled by our passionate volunteer crew.

    Spur Ranch, co-located with RSL LifeCare John Goodlet Manor in Picton, south of Sydney, is where the Spur Equine Program is run by Max Streeter, Spur Program Manager – RSL LifeCare Veteran Services. Spur, designed by veterans for veterans, promotes mental and physical wellbeing for wounded, injured and ill veterans and their families through horse […]

  • Vale Walter Williams OAM

    RSL LifeCare staff and residents alike have been deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long – time ANZAC Village resident and respected RSL NSW member, Walter (Wal) Williams OAM late last week. Wal was a popular resident of the ‘Kokoda” aged care home at Narrabeen, where he had resided since 2017. Wal grew […]

  • Giving our nurses a voice to lead

    Today, on International Nurses Day (IND) we shine a light on our nursing staff and their vital work. Our nurses are a core part of RSL LifeCare’s front line, who provide exceptional medical care and emotional support to residents across our thirty one aged care homes and within the Home Care community. We also have many trained […]

  • RSL LifeCare Veteran Services – one team supporting veterans and their families

    The delivery of Veteran Services has been core to RSL LifeCare since its beginnings over 100 years ago. Now, we have combined the services of RSL DefenceCare and our range of other contemporary services for veterans and their families under the one banner, RSL LifeCare Veteran Services. In 2020, RSL LifeCare extended its support and […]

  • How the RSL Veterans’ Employment Program helps veterans find work

    Transitioning to a different career is not always easy for veterans returning to civilian life. The RSL Veterans’ Employment Program, funded by the Australian Government, supports veterans and their families to find fulfilling and meaningful employment after discharging.   At a glance: Ian served in the Army Reserves and Army for 14 years. When it […]

  • Annual Update – 2021

    Throughout 2021, RSL DefenceCare was able to: Provide $381,551 in financial assistance including $84,000 in disaster assistance. Assist 165 veterans experiencing homelessness. Help 796 veterans to lodge 2781 DVA claims. Facilitate 25 veterans or partners receiving employment assistance. Make 295 virtual or socially distanced visits to veterans and family members at homes, hospitals or nursing homes. Lodge 180 new VRB appeals, […]

  • RSL DefenceCare Quarterly update – July-September 2021

    The last three months have been difficult for all Australians. In many parts of New South Wales, almost the entire period was spent in lockdown. This has meant increased levels of stress and isolation. Fortunately, with lockdown ending and restrictions easing, there is a brighter outlook for the end of 2021. During this period, we […]

  • 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 by donating $2.1 million dollars to the charity’s service delivery partner, RSL LifeCare, this week. Members of over 70 RSL sub-Branches contributed to the state-wide donation which will provide vital […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 going, Wayne probably belongs in it – but he’d say he just likes to help people. I was an Army Reservist for about six years, and I’ve moved around a […]

  • 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 of those who came before them. For Max, ANZAC Day 2021 had an added layer of tense anticipation – as he and the team at Spur Ranch prepared for the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 later, alcohol abuse and depression left Colin and his wife Julie on the brink of giving up. During his time in the RAAF, Colin became a member of the Safety […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 his wife, Lachlan was helped by RSL DefenceCare following the impact of bush fire, excessive rain and then drought. Lachlan originally left the country and joined the Navy out of […]

  • 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 and as an Air Dispatcher, Photographer, Clerk, Driver and Instructor. David’s family has strong ties and service in the Australian Defence Force, and he intended to follow in his family’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 enough to travel to Papua New Guinea on deployment, not far from where her grandfather had served during WWII – the Kokoda Track. Nicole spent seven years in the Royal […]

  • 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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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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