The Returned and Services League with some 1500 Sub-Branches Australia wide and with a membership of 240,000 is the largest service and ex-service association in Australia. It is generally referred to as the RSL or the League.
How The League Evolved
The RSL evolved as a direct result of the camaraderie, concern and mate ship shown by the “Diggers” for the welfare of their mates during, at the cessation of, and after the 1914 ~ 1918 War. That ethos of compassion and service remains the motivating influence of the League.
Organisation of the RSL
The RSL is a national organisation operating through National Headquarters, State Branches, State Executive, State Councils and Sub-Branches.