RSL Support Services

RSL Compensation Advocate: David Murphy

Please Note: Compensation Advocate is available for appointments on Wednesdays. Please contact Reception for Bookings 5152 3928.

To provide defined support services to ex-Service and affiliate members of the Bairnsdale RSL their dependents and to the community including:

Military Compensation: advice, claim assistance, liaison

Service Pensions: advice, claims assistance, liaison

Care: hospital visits, funerals, informations facilities eg. Home care, crisis care, community services

Ex- Service: record access, medal entitlements

Cadet: Support: Army, RAAF Commemoration

Activities: ANZAC Day, Remembrance day etc

Appeals: ANZAC/Poppy Library/Research Service Pensions/Welfare

VVCS Eligibility at a Glance: The Veterans and Vetrerans Families Councelling Service (VVCS) provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, sleep disturbance and anger. Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of military service.

News Alert: From 1 July 2014, in addition to those already eligible for support, current and former serving ADF members who have border protection service, served in a disaster zone either in Australia or overseas, served as a submariner, were involved in a training accident resulting in serious accident or were medically discharged will be eligible for VVCS. Access to VVCS services will also available to partners and dependent children, up to the age of 26, of these newly eligible service men and women.

In addition, the partners, dependent children aged up to 26, and parents of members killed in service-related incidents will be eligible for VVCS support.

For help, to learn more, or to check eligibility, call 1800 011 046 or refer to