Mr J (John) Haines AM

State President 



Postal Address: PO BOX 3153, Parramatta 2124

Email: jhaines@rslnsw.org.au 

RSL/League Service

  • Joined RSL 1967 
  • State Vice President (Elected 1996)
  • Honorary Secretary, Western Metropolitan District Council 
  • Trustee Granville RSL sub-Branch
  • Awarded RSL Life Membership 1994 
  • Acting State President 2016
  • Chairman RSL Youth Club & Youth Council
  • Chairman WBI
  • Chairman Custodian 
  • Life Member VVAA (NSW)

Particulars of Service

  • 1966-1967
  • 6 RAR/2RAR South Vietnam
  • 1968-1970
  • 28 Commwel Pro Unit Malaysia/Singapore
  • 1971-1972
  • AFV Pro Unit South Vietnam

Campaign Medals and Awards 

  • Member of the Order of Australia Medal (AM) 2009 Service to veterans and their families and to Local Government 
  • Australian Active Service Medal
  • Vietnam Medal
  • Australian Service Medal (1945 – 1975) 
  • Centenary Medal 
  • Australian Defence Medal 
  • National Service Medal 
  • Vietnamese Campaign Medal 
  • RAS Badge 

State Branch Committees

  • State Council / State Executive 
  • Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee 
  • Chairman RSL Agenda Committee 
  • Chairman Sydney Anzac March Committee
  • Chairman RSL Support and Assistance Fund
  • RSL Awards and Scholarship
  • RSL Delegate Ingleburn Military Heritage Precinct
  • NSW Centenary of the League Committee 

Ex-Service Appointments

  • RSL Delegate Anzac Dawn Service Trust 
  • Delegate DVA Deputy Commissioners Consultative Forum
  • NSW Branch Delegate VVCS Stakeholders Forum
  • Member Anzac House Trust Board of Management

Community and Other Ex-Service Interests

  • Chairman Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway
  • Patron – NSW Branch National Servicemen’s Association 
  • Lord Mayor of Parramatta (6 years) 
  • Local Government Councillor (24 years)