The following are eligible to join the RSL

  • Any person who has served in any of the Australian Defence Forces in either of the two World Wars or in any theatre of conflict.
  • Any person who has 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 the individual's control.
  • Any Australian citizen who has served overseas for not less than six months as a member of an approved Peacekeeping force.
  • Any Australian or allied citizen who served with or in support of the ADF or Allied Forces in any theatre of conflict or during World War II, as a member of the Australian Women's Land Army or a Voluntary Aid Detachment in a Military of Convalescent Hospital.

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

State Branch contact details

ACT          (02) 6260 6344

NSW         (02)  9264 8188


QLD          (07)  3634 9444


SA            (08)  8232 0322 


TAS          (03)  6224 0881


VIC           (03)  9655 5555


WA           (08)  9287 3799


 Membership Application Form