Returned and Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch Incorporated Coffs Harbour Sub Branch celebrates over 100 years of service to local veterans.
COFFS HARBOUR RSL SUB-BRANCH
Monthly Meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month
Annual General Meeting – Saturday 24 February, 2024, Vista Lounge, C.ex Coffs at 10:25am – Read the AGM Notice
Coffee at C.ex Coffs ‘PLANK‘ every Thursday at 10am.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER IN 2023:
- Monthly General Meetings – 3rd Saturday of the month 10.30am
- Weekly Coffee@C.ex Coffs at 10:00 am
- Monthly Walking Group – Second Friday of the month at 9:30 am
- Monthly Lawn Bowls – Last Friday of the month at 10:00 am at the C.ex Coffs Club
- 15 August – VP/VJ Day – Service from 11am
- 18 August – Vietnam Veterans Day – Service from 5pm
- 27 of August – 81st Anniversary of Battle for Milne Bay – Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am
- 31 of August – Malaya & Borneo Veterans Day Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am
- 6 of September Battle for Australia Day – Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am
- 14 of September – National Peacemakers’ Day – Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am
- 19 of October – War Widow’s Day – Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am
- 3 of November – 80th Anniversary of Kokoda – Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am
- 11 November – Remembrance Day – Service from 10:30am
OFFICE HOURS AND APPOINTMENTS
Admin Office Hours: Mon 10am- Noon, Thursday 10am – 12pm (PLANK Coffee Shop) Other times by appointment.
For access to Executive, General information, Cenotaph & Memorial wall enquiries, Memorial services, School Visits & speech days etc, Bursaries & Grants, Funeral Arrangements
Pensions & Welfare Enquiries:
Please contact the North Coast Veteran Centre, located in the Legacy Shop, Scarba Street, Coffs Harbour.
Pension & Welfare Officers at the Veteran Centre provide practical support to all veterans; ex-servicemen & women and their families, ensuring that they are familiar with and receiving all entitlements and services.
We are usually able to provide assistance with, or access to (or alternatively,) an effective referral network for assistance with family matters, accommodation, finance, aged care, home help and maintenance services.
INFORMATION LINKS FOR EX-SERVICES PERSONNEL
President: John Lloyd (02 66 919 233) or 0438 325 205
Hon Secretary: Warren Sowter (02 6691 9233) or 0423 418 651
Hon Treasurer: Garry Heskett (02 66 919 234) – 0414 512 302
Padre: Graham Whelan – 0417 044 648
Cenotaph Officer: Paul Bamford – 0417 689 654
PO Box 180
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6691 9234 Office Hours Only
“The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance”
|Victory in Europe (VE) Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||8th of May|
|ANZAC Day||Cenotaph Dawn Service – 5.20am||25th April|
|Indigenous Veterans||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||6th of July|
|Australians in the Middle East Area of Operations||Cenotaph Service -– 11:00 am||11th of July|
|Korean Veterans Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||27th of July|
|Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||15th of August|
|50th Anniversary of Vietnam Veterans’ Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||18th of August|
|81st Anniversary of Battle for Milne Bay||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||27th of August|
|Malaya & Borneo Veterans Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||31st of August|
|Battle for Australia Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||6th of September|
|National Peacemakers’ Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||14th of September|
|War Widow’s Day||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||19th of October|
|80th Anniversary of Kokoda||Cenotaph Service – 11:00 am||3rd of November|
|Remembrance Day||Cenotaph Service – 10:30 am||11th of November|
PENSIONS & WELFARE
Pensions (Australia ex-Servicemen & Women )
All pensions advice and general welfare is to be referred to the Mid North Coast Veterans Wellbeing Centre, located in the Legacy Shop on Scarba Street.
Veterans Wellbeing Centre Pension Officers are trained under the Training and Information Program (TIP). The Training and Information Program (TIP) is a joint venture of ex-service organisations and Veterans’ Affairs providing training for members of the ex-service community as Pensions Officers, Welfare Officers and Advocates. Alternatively, assistance is also available via the DVA Network Counter of Centrelink in Duke Street Coffs Harbour or Veterans Affairs Network Office (DVA VAN Lismore).
The RSL (NSW) Information Section also has Pension Officers located at the NSW State Office of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. They are available Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm and their address is:
Level 1, DVA Building
280 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Telephone: 9213 7479
INFORMATIVE LINKS FOR PENSIONS AND WELFARE:
Department of Veterans Affairs: www.dva.gov.au
Additional assistance & Payment information (including access & availability to emergency funding).
Centrelink information: Government benefits; Assistance to Allied Servicemen & Women; Government Benefits & Allied Veterans