Mr W T (Bill) Harrigan JP DipCrim

Metropolitan State Councillor
RSL of Australia (NSW Branch)
c/- Bondi Junction Waverley RSL sub-Branch
PO BOX 75, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
BJW RSL Office (02) 9387 4891 Fax (02) 9387 8271


Particulars of Service


1956 - 1960:
19th National Service Training Battalion intake 3/56 at Gallipoli Barracks, Holsworthy. Then with The Royal Australian Army Service Corps (RAASC), Katoomba, from 1956 to 1960.

1995 - 1996:
Served with the United Nations Civilian Police (UNCIVPOL) in Cyprus with the Australian Civilian Police Contingent (AUSCIVPOL) as the Officer in Charge of the 45th AUSCIVPOL Contingent to the UNCIVPOL Cypryus, completing his term of duty as Commander of the 45th and 46th AUSCIVPOL Contingents in 1996.

Campaign Medals, Decorations and Awards

  • UN Police Overseas Service Medal
  • UN Cyprus Medal
  • National Medal
  • Australian National Service Medal
  • Centenary Medal (2000)
  • Australian Defence Medal
  • Diploma in Criminology (DipCrim)
  • Justice of the Peace

Previous Employment

  • NSW Department of Railways - Traffic Branch
  •  1959 - 1978 - Railway Investigation Branch
  • 1978 - 1979 - Customs - Senior Narcotics Investigator
  • 1979 - 1996 - Australian Federal Police retiring at the rank of the Detective Superintendent

League Service

  • Joined Bondi Junction Waverley RSL sub-Branch and Club in 1987.
  • Elected Bondi Junction Waverley RSL sub-Branch (BJW) Secretary March 1996 – current. 
  • BJW Delegate to Eastern Metropolitan District Council (EMDC) 1997 to 2012 
  • BJW Delegate to State Congress
  • BJW Assistant Pensions Officer 1996 - current 
  • State Councillor EMDC 2001 to 2008.
  • Awarded Life Membership of the RSL 2008

Appointments to RSL Committees and Associated Organisations

  • Metropolitan State Councillor 2008 - current
  • Chairman Life Membership Committee 
  • Australian Forces Overseas Fund – Deputy Chairman 
  • Remembrance Driveway Committee - current 
  • RSL Support and Assistance Fund - current 
  • Served as a Director RSL LifeCare (3 years) 
  • RSL State Branch co-delegate to ClubsNSW and the RSL Clubs and Services Association 

Other Appointments

  • President BJW RSL Club 1999 - current 
  • Vice President Cabramatta Golf Club 1984-86 
  • From 1969 to 1987 served as Treasurer then President of the Canley Heights Junior Rugby League Club as foundation member and Life Member 
  • Member of the Bondi Chamber of Commerce 
  • Delegate to ClubsNSW Eastern Zone 
  • Honorary Secretary ClubsNSW Eastern Zone 2008 - current 
  • Awarded Life Membership of the Returned and Services League of Australia in 2008. Is dedicated to the welfare of veterans and members of the RSL.

General Information

Married 54 years to Joy; we have two sons (Bill Harrigan former top Rugby League referee and Gregory Harrigan – Detective Chief Superintendent in the AFP – and one daughter Dianne). We now have thirteen grandchildren. Enjoys swimming, reading, golf, training and travel especially sea cruises. Member of the Sydney Cricket Ground; Moore Park Golf Club; Life Member City Tattersalls Club; and other local clubs.