Circular 12/22 How to make donations to support flood-affected veterans and their families

During the 2019/2020 bushfires, RSL sub-Branches generously donated over $400,000 to the Disaster Fund to provide financial assistance to veterans and their families. The fund’s balance at today’s date is $251,382.49. Access to the fund and the sub-Branches that donated to the fund can be reviewed by clicking on this link.

In addition to immediate financial assistance, RSL LifeCare/DefenceCare can offer a suite of services to veterans and their families affected by recent flooding such as housing assistance, transport, and DVA claims and appeals support. RSL DefenceCare is responsible for administering and assessing claims for support on behalf of RSL NSW and ANZAC House has been advised that this is working and claim processing is underway.

Further to Circular 10/22 ‘Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief’ the President has been contacted regarding donations to support flood-affected veterans and their families.

Sub-Branches that wish to donate to support flood-affected veterans and their families should donate to the RSL DefenceCare/Veteran Services category of the RSL NSW Veteran Support Fund.

How to Donate

Transfer via EFT to:
Account name: RSL NSW
BSB: 062-016
Account number: 000 00 741

Include the deposit reference:
Sub-Branch name – RSL DefenceCare (e.g. Queanbeyan – RSL DefenceCare)

Please send a remittance to and the ANZAC House Finance team will confirm receipt of the deposit. Please refer to SOP 1 for more information about donations.

So far, this financial year, sub-Branches have generously and collectively donated $1.23 million to support the delivery of veteran support services, including help during natural disasters. The donation will be made to RSL LifeCare/DefenceCare at the end of the Financial Year, as RSL NSW did in 2021 when the collective sub-Branch, Auxiliary, and ANZAC House of $2.1 million was donated to our partner charity.