Support for Serving and Ex Service Persons*

Pension/Compensation Claim Assistance
If you have an injury or disease that you think can be related to your service, the South Lake Macquarie sub-Branch and the RSL Welfare & Benevolent Institution Information Section has trained Pension Officers than can assist you in your claim for entitlements.

It does not matter which compensation Act you come under, our Pension Officers are trained in the Veterans’ Entitlement Act (VEA), the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (SRCA), and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (MRCA).

There is no cost for this service and you do not have to be a member of the RSL.

Call (02) 49735680 to make an appointment with our Pensions Officer or if you prefer call (02) 92648188 to talk to one of the staff at the RSL Welfare & Benevlent Institution Information Section Pension Officers.

RSL Legal Aid
RSL Legal Aid is a joint initiative of the RSL and the legal profession throughout Australia. It recognises the special needs of those who have served or are currently serving in Australia’s armed forces, especially those on operational service, who may find themselves in urgent need of legal advice or guidance.

RSL Legal Aid is a referral Scheme by which all current members of the Armed Forces or the RSL may obtain “first aid” legal advice pro bono by telephone from anywhere in Australia.

In New South Wales the Legal Aid Providers are:
Law Access (for legal advice)
1300 888 529

Law Society’s Solicitor Referral Service
(for referral to a solicitor or to request pro bono assistance)
(02) 9926 0300 or 1800 357 300

RSL Welfare & Benevolent Institution
245 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9264 8188
Facsimile: (02) 9264 8466


Phone: 1800 111 321

R.A.N. – Department of Defence Navy Records,
Queanbeyan Annex, Canberra, 2600

ARMY – Central Army Records Office
GPO Box 393D Melbourne, Vic 3001.

R.A.A.F. – Department of Defence R.A.A.F., Records,
Queanbeyan Annex, Canberra, 2600