Since its beginning in 1916, RSL Queensland has stood shoulder to shoulder with Queensland’s Defence family. Over the past 100+ years, we have proudly upheld our Objects. We are veterans helping veterans, united in our desire to champion the rights of all veterans.
Our mission is to provide care, commemoration and camaraderie to enable veterans and their families to live with dignity and respect – it is our guiding light and underpins all that we do. Our 2030 Strategy on a Page outlines our intent to provide increased support to more veterans and their families, promote wider recognition of our service people’s legacy, and offer a sense of belonging and purpose to all in the veteran community.
We are the largest ex-service organisation in Queensland, providing practical support, assistance, advice and camaraderie to current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families across the state.
RSL Queensland is consistently guided by the pursuit of the below Objects:
- Provide for the sick, helpless, wounded, aged, vulnerable, destitute and needy among those who are serving or who have served in the Australian Defence Forces and their dependants.
- Perpetuate the close and kindly ties of friendship created by a mutual service in the Australian Defence Force or in the forces of nations traditionally allied with Australia and the recollections associated with that experience.
- Maintain a proper standard of dignity and honour among all past and present members of the Defence Forces of the nation and to set an example of public spirit and noble hearted endeavour.
- Preserve the memory and the records of those who suffered and died for Australia, erect monuments to their valour, provide them with suitable burial places, and establish and preserve, in their honour, the annual commemoration days known as ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and other commemorative days.
- Encourage loyalty to Australia and secure patriotic service in the interests of Australia.
- Protect the good name and preserve the interests and standing of members of the Australian Defence Force.
- Encourage Members, as citizens, to serve Australia with that spirit of self-sacrifice and loyalty with which they served as members of the Australian Defence Forces.
- Provide welfare to the sick, helpless, wounded, vulnerable, aged, destitute and needy.