About us, and how your support helps

A history of mateship

The RSL Art Union was created in the spirit of mateship.

After World War I, returned veterans were finding life difficult as a result of physical injury and the harmful mental effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many veterans were living in poverty and despair.

As a way to provide a secure funding source for RSL Queensland, the RSL Art Union was created, allowing the continuation of support programs so many veterans, and families, relied upon.

RSL Queensland commenced its first fundraising operations in 1956. Today, the spirit of mateship continues. Every ticket sold goes towards supporting current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members and families through a range of services, from advocacy and employment to emotional and physical wellness programs.

How the Art Union works

The RSL Art Union is Australia's largest prize home lottery where you can buy a ticket from $5.

There are ten multi-million dollar prize home draws every year. These include beautiful beach homes, apartments and house + gold packages. Plus, there are also our two Golden Treasure draws each year - your chance to win an entire apartment complex!

Our VIP Club members secure tickets into every prize home draw, plus two exclusive VIP Heroes Draws worth millions* in gold each. They also receive bonus entry into weekly $5K* Pay Day cash draws and quarterly $100K* cash draws, just for being a VIP Club member.

*Subject to State & Territory licensing approval.

Read more about VIP Club benefits

A few achievements

With your support, together, we’ve been able to:

  • Deliver $19 million in social and community services that directly engaged with veterans and their families in Queensland with national access for interstate veterans in 2022.

  • Invest more than $14 million over the past six years with Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation in veteran-centric research to inform federal government, Defence and veteran organisations with credible data and insights.

  • Place more than 1,200 veterans and their partners into meaningful employment through the RSL Employment Program since 2018.

  • Submit 6,712 claims and appeals to the Department of Veterans' Affairs in 2023.

Careers with RSL Queensland

RSL Queensland is a dynamic and growing organisation committed to improving the welfare and well-being of current and former Defence force members and their families. We have been doing this for 100 years and we’re gearing ourselves up to continue for 100 more.

Whether it’s using the latest technology to connect with veterans in remote areas of Queensland, supporting Defence families with employment programs, or creating engaging school programs that educate young Australians, we’re committed to creating positive change. If you’re looking for an extraordinary career opportunity working in a transformational environment, take a look at our current openings.

See RSL Queensland’s current job vacancies