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
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Monthly General Meetings – 3rd Saturday of the month 10.30am
- 25 April – ANZAC Day
- 15 August – VP/VJ Day
- 18 August – Vietnam Veterans Day
- 11 November – Remembrance Day – Please note – this year’s Remembrance Day Service will be limited to 100 people maximum. Those that attend must ensure that they practice social distancing and abide by all Covid Safety requests. If you wish to attend please be at the Cenotaph, Vernon Street from approximately 10.45am.
OFFICE HOURS AND APPOINTMENTS
Admin Office Hours: Mon 10am- Noon, Thursday 10am – Noon (Papaveros).
For access to Executive, Sub Branch Bus bookings, General information, Cenotaph & Memorial wall enquiries, Memorial services, School Visits & speech days etc, Bursaries & Grants, Funeral Arrangements (Viz No pension enquiries see Tue & Wed below).
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 provided 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 Treasurer: Garry Heskett (02 66 919 234) – 0414 512 302
Hon Sec: Colin Sztorch (02 66 919 234) – 0488 251 034
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”
PENSIONS & WELFARE
Pensions (Australia ex-Servicemen & Women )
RSL sub-branches offer advice and preparation of claims under the VEA and SCRA by volunteer Pensions Officers. The RSL does not charge for this service and you do not have to be an RSL member. See above information for appointments.
The 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