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Redcliffe RSL
Sub-Branch Office

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday:
10:00am – 12:30pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Contact Us

About the Sub-Branch Office

At the heart of the Redcliffe RSL is the Sub-Branch which is located to the right as you enter the main foyer.  The Sub-Branch is manned by Volunteers who give their time to assist the Ex-Service Community and offers extensive services such as;

  • Visit Nursing Homes within our local area to speak with ex-service members and assist where necessary.
  • Visit Hospitals in the local area to ensure that ex-service patients are receiving everything that they require and provide follow up when they leave hospital.
  • Speak with individuals seeking help with completing documents.
  • They can advise about ACAT assessments and how to organise one.
  • Assist with information on transition to Nursing Homes
  • Our Welfare Advocates also perform Poppy Services when requested for ex-service Funerals.
  • To see an Advocate – You must make an appointment – their services are in high demand.
  • We have experienced Pension Advocates from Level 1 right through to Level 4 to assist with DVA Claims.
  • Our Advocates are well trained and complete all refresher requirements as per the VITA insurance requirements which allow them to practice.
  • They are conversant with each Legislation – VEA, SCRA & MCRA and our Level 3 Advocates are proficient through to the VRB and Level 4 Advocates through to the AAT level if required.

N.B.  If you are meeting one of our Advocates for a claim and it’s your first visit, please make sure that you bring all relevant documentation, medical history and identification.  This will assist the Advocate to proceed immediately with your claim or delays can be caused with the process.

  • The Sub Branch reception staff can process your Sub Branch membership and will advise you when you card is ready for collection.
  • The Staff make all appointments for our services and any contact with an Advocate needs to have an appointment because of their workload and other tasks with which they are involved.
  • The Staff will answer most general questions in relation to the Sub Branch or will find someone who can answer it for you.
  • Our reception staff are very helpful and provide a high level of service for our Members.
  • The Sub Branch reception staff can also assist with Merchandise purchases.

The Sub Branch office is closed for a period of time over the Christmas break to enable our Volunteers to enjoy some well-deserved time off, usually early December to mid January.

Not only are our Sub Branch workers volunteers but so are our Board of Directors who make themselves available to attend or participate in Community Events year round.

Sponsorship Requests

Please download and print our Sponsorship & Donation Request Form.

Completed forms should be addressed to:

The Secretary
Redcliffe RSL
PO Box 34
Redcliffe 4020

Or by email to subbranch@redcliffersl.com.au

Redcliffe RSL Museum

Another important role for the Sub Branch is to maintain a collection of artefacts so that our History is visible for everyone.  You are able to either donate or loan items to the Museum, please see the Sub Branch for details.

NB: We are no longer accepting books, personal papers or newspapers as we do not have the facility to store or display these items. 

We have a great many items from the Boer War through to current conflicts and we have a group of volunteers who help us keep the Museum clean and tidy.

The Museum is open every day during business hours and can be opened after hours for groups to visit if arrangements are made with the Curator.

We have had a number of Scout Groups view the Museum for their Heritage Badges and school groups come through for specific topics in relation to their study curriculum.  We provide handouts to the students on their specific topic and the Scout Groups get a certificate of attendance.

If you are considering donating or loaning an item to the Museum we can discuss that with you.

If you wish to speak with someone in relation to the Museum, please contact:

Cheryl Barrett

(07) 3897 6060
Monday to Thursday from 10am till 2.30pm

Kindred Bodies & Ex-Service Organisations

Meetings:

3rd Monday of the Month
10:30am – Redcliffe RSL Peacekeeper’s Room

Contact:

Carol Orr

 (07) 3284 2884
Meetings:

2nd Saturday of the Month
10:30am – Redcliffe RSL Peacekeeper’s Room

Contact:

Carol Orr

(07) 3284 2884
Meetings:

1st Monday of the Month
10:30am – Redcliffe RSL Kokoda Room

Contact:

Michael Karolak

(07) 3283 1721

Meetings:

2nd Wednesday of the Month
11:00am – Redcliffe RSL Peacekeeper’s Room

Every Thursday evening for fellowship and raffles
5:00pm – Diggers Bar & Lounge

Contact:

David Dowling

0417 705 242

Click here to view VVAA Redcliffe President Charles Parson’s Introduction Letter.

Meetings:

1st Friday of the Month
10:30am – Redcliffe RSL Kokoda Room

Contact:

Ruth Mateer

 (07) 3880 2173
Meetings:

3rd Tuesday of the Month
10:30am – Redcliffe RSL Kokoda Room

Club Craft Day
1st Tuesday of the Month
10:30am – Redcliffe RSL Kokoda Room

Meetings:

Every Friday evening for fellowship and raffles
5:00pm – Diggers Bar & Lounge

Contact:

Ron Bulmer

 (07) 3284 8549
Meetings:

Last Sunday of the Month
Redcliffe RSL Peacekeeper’s Room

Contact:

Geoff O’Mara – Secretary

0401 713 139

Monthly Information Meetings at the Redcliffe RSL – Peacekeepers Meeting Room.

All partners, ex-partners, widows, or widowers of war veterans, peacekeepers/peacemakers, or servicepersons involved in hazardous military service as members of the Australian Defence Force, are eligible to attend and are invited to become members of P.V.A. Qld Inc.

Meetings will commence, with tea and coffee provided, at 10:30am. (Children welcome)

Veterans who accompany their partners will meet in the foyer for a coffee in Breezes Café.

If you are interested in attending please email Redcliffe PVA to book a place as seats are limited.

Community Events

We have a very active Commemorations Sub Committee who arranges all of our Memorial Services which take place each year.

This service is held the weekend before ANZAC Day at the Redcliffe Cemetery in MacDonnell Road at the RSL Memorial wall directly in front of the Flag Poles.

On the Saturday, Cadet Groups lead by the Post 1955 Veterans Group attend the Cemetery to place flags on the graves of all ex-service members who have passed.

Then the next day as part of the Sunday service, we remove the flags from the graves and replace each flag with a Poppy.

This is a very moving service and is only done by the Redcliffe RSL.

We have three services in total for ANZAC Day.

Dawn March & Service

March fall in is at 5.00am at Baker Street just off Redcliffe Parade and steps off at 5.15 am with the Service at Anzac Place (opposite the Redcliffe RSL) and commences at the completion of the march which is usually 5.30am.

If you are elderly/disabled and require seating and as the seating is limited, only one carer is able to enter the secure area to look after you. Please see the Marshalls at the entrance to Anzac Place who will assist you.

There is only one official wreath laid at this service but the Community is welcome to lay a wreath at the completion of the service if they wish to do so.

Woody Point Service

This is a very special service for those who are unable to attend or cope with the crowds at the Dawn and Mid-Morning Services.

The Service is held in the Woody Point Memorial Hall, Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point. Morning tea is at 8.00am with the service commencing at 8.30am.  The Ladies from St Peter the Fisherman provide a lovely morning tea for everyone to enjoy.

Mid-Morning March & Service

Participants in the Parade are asked to arrive by 9.00am at the roundabout on the junction of Anzac Ave and Redcliffe Parade where they will be directed by a Marshall to their assembly point.  This enables the Parade Marshall to get the march underway promptly at 9.30am.

The Mid-Morning Service will commence at the completion of the Parade which is normally 10.30am.

Wreath laying is part of this service and Community members are able to lay a wreath after the official wreaths are completed.  We ask that anyone laying a wreath be situated towards the front of the crowd so that wreaths can by laid promptly.  Marshalls are there to assist you if need be.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we pause to ‘Remember the Fallen’.

Our Remembrance Day service commences at 10.50am at Anzac Place in Redcliffe Parade and we ask everyone to be seated by 10.45am. This service also has wreath laying as part of the program but in a reduced number and again the Community is welcome to lay a wreath for their loved one after the completion of the official wreath laying.