Circular 19/21 Conflicts of Interest Policy

As you will be aware from recent RSL NSW Board Communiqués, the Board has for some time been considering the issue of how to manage conflicts of interest with registered and licenced clubs. Following extensive consultation, the Policy has been finalised and approved by the Board.

The Policy Statement is as follows:

“From 31 May 2022, subject to the Transition Arrangements described [in the policy document], any RSL NSW member holding the office of a sub-Branch executive or trustee, a District Council executive, or an RSL NSW director may not concurrently be a director of a licenced or registered club that has a connection to the RSL sub-Branch or RSL NSW.

This includes where a registered club is not an RSL or services club but where the sub-Branch uses a club premises for meetings or has any arrangement with a club where either party derive a benefit (for example in relation to provision of catering, memorial or memorabilia display, vehicle, or infrastructure loan etc).”

Please click here to view the complete Policy.

If you have any questions or if you would like to clarify any elements of the Policy, please address them to the Chair of the Board via