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About Us

Photo courtesty of Australian Defence Image Library.

RSL DefenceCare is a charity and not-for-profit organisation helping Australian veterans and their families in times of injury, illness or crisis.

Our services are free of charge and include assistance with Department of Veterans' Affairs claims, advocacy at the Veterans' Review Board, counselling, support during a crisis or the death of a loved one, and financial assistance. These services are part of RSL DefenceCare's welfare support.

RSL DefenceCare can help from the time a member first joins the Australian Defence Force and continue this help throughout their life whenever they need a hand.

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

Serving in the Australian Defence Force can have a significant impact on health, well-being and quality of life - during and after service.

Service men and women can return from training, war zones or other deployments with physical and mental illnesses and injuries. This can have a significant impact on family members supporting and caring for an injured or ill veteran.

Some can find it difficult to transition to civilian life. Finding a new job, dealing with mental and physical injuries or worrying about finances can lead to significant stress and trauma.

Sadly, some members also lose their lives while serving, shattering the hopes and dreams of their families, especially their partners and children.

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

Our Mission

RSL DefenceCare is dedicated to meeting the needs of Australian veterans and their families seeking help with claims, advocacy and well-being.

Our Vision

RSL DefenceCare is an innovative leader in the Defence community providing professional, client-focused services.

Our Values

Professional: RSL DefenceCare will provide quality, client- focused services with integrity, reliability and openness.
Caring: RSL DefenceCare will interact with compassion, understanding, commitment and respect.
Innovative: RSL DefenceCare will be responsive and adaptable, with the commitment to meet goals and the courage to evaluate our services and achievements.
Dedicated: RSL DefenceCare’s team will have a culture of professional and personal growth; respect and loyalty to clients and each other; dedication and diligence.
Respectful: RSL DefenceCare will honour our RSL NSW heritage and community.   

You may like to download the RSL DefenceCare brochure for more information.

RSL DefenceCare - The Trustees for RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution (ABN: 61 603 206 488). The Trustees for RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution is a Deductible Gift Recipient. CFN: 12317.

Note: Some of the photos used on this website are courtesy of the Australian Defence Image Library.