How you can help



There are many ways to help returned soldiers defeat their new enemies. Make a difference now by texting CARE to 1990 1111* ($5/message received, 25c/message sent) or donating below.

70 years ago I was fighting Australian soldiers, now I'm helping them

Young soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face problems.

As a fellow veteran, I know what they’re going through. Post-traumatic stress and depression make day-to-day life a constant battle.

70 years ago, I was fighting Australian soldiers. But I’m not the enemy anymore.

Depression and post-traumatic stress are the new enemies, help us help our soldiers. Please donate to RSL DefenceCare Australia.

Help them fight their new enemies. To give $5, please text ‘CARE’ to 1900 11 11. ($5/message received, 25c/message sent).

RSL DefenceCare, Always there.

Text the word ‘CARE’ to 1900 11 11 to receive a video link for the new RSL DefenceCare advertisement. Proceeds go to RSL DefenceCare. Messages cost $5.25 per message pair. For help call 1300 734 033. Data fees may apply. 18+ only.

Donate to a program


RSL DefenceCare has many active projects in progress to help veterans, and will ensure 100% of your donation will be allocated to your preferred program. View programs.

Fundraise for us


We welcome anyone who is passionate about supporting those who serve for their country and those around them.

If you want to fundraise or have a fundraising idea, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch:

Become a corporate sponsor


There are so many benefits of aligning your business with DefenceCare – you can actively get involved by fundraising or donating. Visit or get in touch:

Leave a bequest


Your memory can live on through the powerful and valuable work we do at RSL DefenceCare. If you’re considering leaving a bequest, we recommend you contacting your solicitor for advice.

Regular giving


If you would like to give regularly either through your workplace or as a deduction from your pay, we truly value your generosity.

If you’re planning a deduction from your pay, please get your payroll or HR manager to contact or (02) 8088 0388.

If you’re planning to contribute through your financial institution, you can do so via the following bank account:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account Name: RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution
BSB: 062016
Account Number: 00050589
Reference: Your surname and first initial i.e. John Jones = JonesJ

Volunteer for us


Volunteering for RSL DefenceCare can be a valuable experience for both of us. If you’re interested in getting involved we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch:

Work for us


Keep watch of our message board for jobs that become available at RSL DefenceCare.