Our Impact

RSL Queensland’s Impact in 2023

RSL Queensland provides practical support, assistance, advice and camaraderie to current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families across Queensland and nationally.

Our mission is to provide care, commemoration and camaraderie to enable veterans and their families to live with dignity and respect. It's our guiding light and underpins all that we do.


Caring for the welfare and interests of veterans


Enabling and supporting the commemoration of the service and sacrifices of veterans


Providing avenues for veterans to rekindle their bonds of service and mateship

Our Impact in 2022*


88.3% of available funding, supporting our charitable objects, is directed towards investment in leading health and wellbeing support, advocacy, partner programs, education, research and social and community services for veterans and their families.


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


RSL Queensland expended $17 million in donations and sponsorships, appropriate to our charitable objects, that provided support and direct relief to veterans and their families.

Veterans and their families

*Figures as of January to December 2022

For more information, please view our 2022 Annual Report.

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RSL Queensland national support and investment

RSL Queensland supports and, in some instances, provides direct funding to other states to deliver services in support of veterans and their families.

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation:  Over the past six years, RSL Queensland has invested more than $14 million in veteran-centric research to inform federal government, Defence and veteran organisations with credible data and insights.

Mates4Mates:  In the last decade, RSL Queensland has invested more than $56 million in Mates4Mates and is committing close to $70 million as part of our 2030 Strategy, supporting veterans and their families nationally.

Veteran & Family Wellbeing Centres: RSL Queensland has provided funds towards these Centres to support veterans and their families across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

RSL Be:Well and Go Beyond: Designed for veterans, these online learning resources offer health and wellbeing information and tools to assist during and after Defence. These programs are available to all Australian veterans and accessible anywhere, any time.

Soldier Recovery Centre: Across three Queensland Defence bases, RSL Queensland continues to invest in active, on-base programs that support Defence members transitioning to civilian life in Queensland or interstate.

Reaching the Veteran population

RSL Queensland invests heavily in national programs and services to help veterans and their families across Australia.