The Returned and Services League of Australia (New South Wales Branch)
The League is a national, non-political, non-sectarian organisation of returned and ex-servicemen and women formed to promote the interest of the ex-servicemen and women and their dependants.
A Branch is established in each State and the Australian Capital Territory. The governing body of the League is the National Congress. Between National Congresses the National Executive of whom the President of each State is a Vice-President and member acts in the management of the League's affairs.
The Returned and Services League of Australia (New South Wales Branch) is a Statutory Corporation having been incorporated by an Act of the New South Wales Parliament, Act 39 of 1935. The governing body of the League in New South Wales between Annual State Congresses is State Council and State Executive between meetings of State Council.
The Council meets bi-monthly, the State Executive meets on the alternate months.
The State Council consists of the State President, State Vice-President Metropolitan, State Vice-President Northern Country and State Vice-President Southern Country, the State Honorary Treasurer, five State Councillors from the Metropolitan area, two State Councillors from Southern Country and two State Councillors from Northern Country.
In each District, of which there are sixteen country areas and seven in the metropolitan area, there is a Council of sub-Branches known as the District Council.
State Congress is held once a year at a time and place as decided to which every sub-Branch which has complied with the requirements of the Constitution with its submission of Annual Returns, may send a delegate. The recommendations of State Congress to State level are then implemented by State Council and the State Branch. Matters of a Federal nature are submitted to the National Congress for consideration of all States.
The League is affiliated with the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League. The R.C.E.L. meets tri-annually at venues selected usually by the British Commonwealth. Australia and New Zealand have accepted responsibility for assisting and guiding Commonwealth ex-service organisations within the south-east Asia and south-west Pacific area.