RSL ACT VETERANS’ SUPPORT CENTRE
Entitlements & Advocacy
The RSL ACT Veterans’ Support Centre (VSC) provides pension, advocacy and welfare services. Each year, our more than 20 trained and experienced volunteer advocates assist around 450 veterans and serving ADF personnel to prepare and submit claims and appeals under the various Veterans' Entitlements Acts. Call Andrew on (02) 6285 1931 for an appointment or visit us at 11 Irving Street Phillip ACT.
RSL ACT community support AND WELFARE
The Branch and our sub-branches provide for the general welfare of members and their dependants in need. Welfare officers are available to advise on all aspects, such as Gold and White Cards, travel, Veterans Home Care, residential care, HACC services, DVA Housing and financial information. Call Florence on (02) 6285 1931 for an appointment or visit us at 11 Irving Street Phillip ACT.
hospital, home and hospice visits
Sub-branch volunteers visit all of the major hospitals in Canberra on a regular basis. They aim to visit every veteran, RSL member and Legacy widow or widower. If you are hospitalised, ask the Veterans Liaison Officer to contact our team. Hospice visits are made as required and home visits by appointment.
Other agencies and ESOs: We liaise with Federal and ACT government agencies, organisations and other ex-service organisations to help provide welfare services.
Schools, aged care: We engage with schools and aged care residences for ceremonial purposes.
Funerals: We can help arrange RSL Funeral Tributes for veterans. Phone 6260 6344 to arrange for an official tribute to be delivered by an RSL volunteer.
Day Clubs assist the aged, the isolated, widows and widowers, people with disabilities, carers and volunteers to develop and maintain social contact outside the home through activities such as games, sports, fitness, information sessions and arts and crafts. Eddison Day Club (0408 027 246) is sponsored by the Woden Valley Sub-Branch meets every Friday from 10am to 2pm (except Good Friday) at the Irish Club, Parkinson Street, Weston. Gungahlin Day Club (0459 201 777) is sponsored by the Gungahlin Sub-Branch, meets in Gungahlin every Tuesday.