Honouring our Defence Forces - past and present


Originally formed by soldiers returned from World War I, RSL Queensland is still run by veterans for veterans. Our members are young and old, female and male. They have served overseas and at home, in armed conflict, peacekeeping missions and disaster recovery. What they have in common is service.



Runaway Bay Seagulls Rugby League Club generously allow our small Runaway Bay RSL Sub-branch to use their clubhouse for our meetings and social activities


Runaway Bay RSL






WELFARE OFFICER… Tony Banner has advised on the difficulty in visiting members in care during covid and asks that members continue to advise him if they know of any member needing assistance. He is now ably assisted by member Peter Fox.

NAME BADGES & SHIRTS... We can arrange name badged for members, cost $10 and also have a range of various sizes of T Shirts, cost $35. Be identified as a proud member of RB RSL Sub-branch.

FUNDING ASSISTANCE.. for unmarked WW1 War Graves Program is available from DVA. The Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG), within DVA, has established a program whereby individuals or associations might apply for funding to assist in marking an unmarked grave. This is a pilot program that will be available for 

two years. The funding assistance for this program is capped at $450 for each application. www.dva.gov.au 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF RSL.. At our July 2021 general meeting, a motion was passed to request RSLQLD to nominate our member and District President PATRICK FAIRON, to RSL National Board for such a position. The vote was unanimous and Pat was delighted to be nominated – a well-deserved recognition of his untiring work for Gold Coast veterans over many years.  See more on the Newsletters page.


The Kokoda Challenge: RB Sub Branch members Bruce Main & Vanda, Graham Gordon, Serena Reeves and Barry Medlin were ready to meet    each team as they completed the 96 kms walk, handing out “dog tags”  

President Bruce Main presented   Richard Black with his RSL Membership  Certificate for his 30 years service