Circular 43/23 Amendments to SOP8 – RSL Auxiliaries

It was agreed at the joint District Presidents’ Council and RSL NSW Board meeting on 16 March 2023 that ANZAC House will continue to consult members directly on the process of creating and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and associated policies, and that members provide feedback via their respective District Council President.

SOP8 – RSL Auxiliaries has been amended to ensure it reflects the current Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and NSW Fair Trading regulatory reporting requirements. This will ensure that any sub-Branch or RSL NSW established Auxiliary is equipped with the guidance to undertake charitable operations.

The main amendment to SOP8, is the ‘Nomination and Election of State Coordinator and Deputy State Coordinator of RSL Auxiliaries’ in Appendix A.

The proposed amendments to SOP8 have been made in consultation with a reference group of member representatives, as agreed by the District Presidents’ Council.

SOP8 with proposed amendments is now available for Auxiliary members’ review before it is tabled for discussion at the District President Council meeting on 31 August 2023.

Review amended SOP8

Actions required by RSL NSW sub-Branches with an established Auxiliary:

  • Sub-Branch Office Bearers to forward the amended SOP8 – RSL Auxiliary document to the RSL Auxiliary Coordinator
  • The RSL Auxiliary Coordinator to disseminate to all Auxiliary Members for their consideration and feedback
  • RSL Auxiliary Coordinator to collate Auxiliary Member feedback and provide to the sub-Branch Office Bearers for escalation to the respective District Council President on or before 5pm, Friday 4 August 2023.
  • District Councils to collate and provide SOP8 – RSL Auxiliary feedback to the District Presidents’ Council for consideration on or before 5pm, Friday 18 August 2023.

Please note that an email will be sent to all Auxiliary members (via contact details in the sub-Branch Portal) regarding the changes and reiterating the feedback process.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed amendments, please contact the Member Support Team at