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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

Coffee at C.ex Coffs ‘PLANK‘ every Thursday at 10am.

Read the March Newsletter ‘The Charge Sheet’

Read the April Newsletter ‘The Charge Sheet’

Read the May Newsletter ‘The Charge Sheet’

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER IN 2024:
  • 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
  • 25 April – ANZAC Day – Dawn Service from 5:20am
  • 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.

Appointment times:

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

RSL NSW: www.rslnsw.com.au
RSL National HQ Australia: www.rsl.org.au

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
Coffs-HarbourSB@rslnsw.org.au

“The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance”

COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES
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

BEREAVEMENT: FUNERALS

Additional assistance & Payment information (including access & availability to emergency funding).

Centrelink information: Government benefits; Assistance to Allied Servicemen & Women; Government Benefits & Allied Veterans

Centrelink: www.centrelink.gov.au

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