The Heroes you help

Meet our Australian veterans

The RSL Art Union raises funds which allow RSL Queensland to provide much-needed assistance to veterans and families. Read their stories and how you’ve helped change their lives. Each VIP Heroes draw is specially dedicated to one of our heroes. Thank you for your support.

Cherie the Veteran’s Wife

The wife of returned serviceman, Trent, who was discharged from the Army in 2014. Her story is one of commitment, support, and embracing opportunity.

VIP Heroes Draw 19 is dedicated to Cherie.

Read more about Cherie

Sandie the Navy Cook

Sandie was one of the first 20 females on board the HMAS Success, and was able to find camaraderie after leaving the Navy through Mates4Mates.

VIP Heroes Draw 18 is dedicated to Sandie.

Read more about Sandie

Vincent the Army Medic

With the help of an RSL Compensation Advocate (a “good egg” called Rebecca), Vincent was able to get surgery on his knees and get around without pain.

VIP Heroes Draw 17 is dedicated to Vincent.

Read more about Vincent

Tim the Commando 

Father of two, Tim served in the Australian Special Forces Commandos and overcame his struggles once home by continuing to serve veterans in new roles.

VIP Heroes Draw 16 is dedicated to Tim.

Read more about Tim

Darlene the Off-Road Racer 

Darlene felt isolated when she left the Navy. But a unique off-road racing program has connected Darlene to other veterans and put her on track to wellness.

VIP Heroes Draw 15 is dedicated to Darlene.

Read more about Darlene

How your support changes lives

Our regular supporters are so important for RSL Queensland to provide much-needed help to veterans and families. The money raised helps deliver a range of impactful services and programs to help in real and meaningful ways. In 2023, 20% more veterans and families were supported by RSL Queensland’s services than the previous year, including:


veterans and families supported by RSL Queensland’s services.


claims and appeals submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


jobs found for veterans and their partners.


veterans and families housed in safe, permanent accommodation.

Adam the Dog Handler 

After 12 years serving, Adam transitioned to civilian life, rediscovering his purpose with the support of RSL Queensland, and his retired military dog, Fod.

VIP Heroes Draw 13 is dedicated to Adam.

Read more about Adam

Joe the Vietnam Veteran

Joe was deployed to Vietnam as a 20-year-old which had a lasting impact on his life – one he wouldn’t fully understand until decades later.

VIP Heroes Draw 12 is dedicated to Joe.

Read more about Joe

Trudi the RAAF Electrician

Trudi served for 14 years with multiple deployments and multiple injuries. With the support of Mates4Mates, she’s been able to feel strong again.

VIP Heroes Draw 11 is dedicated to Trudi.

Read more about Trudi

Josh the Peacekeeper

Father of five, Josh suffered injuries in his service, which only got worse after he was discharged. Mates4Mates helped the family when they needed it most.

VIP Heroes Draw 10 is dedicated to Josh.

Read more about Josh

Curtis the Paralympian

Curtis lost his legs in a tragic explosion, but with support, he was able to focus on the positive, and bring home 3 paralympic gold medals.

VIP Heroes Draw 9 is dedicated to Curtis.

Read more about Curtis

Frequently asked questions

How your support helps
What does my contribution to RSL Art Union go towards? 

Funds raised through RSL Art Union allows RSL Queensland to provide practical support, assistance, advice and camaraderie to current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families across Queensland and nationally.

RSL Queensland’s mission is to provide care, commemoration and camaraderie to enable veterans and families to live with dignity and respect.

For example, in 2023, RSL Queensland supported 8,411 veterans and their families with their services, found jobs for 285 veterans and their partners, and helped 202 individuals into safe, permanent housing.

You can read about our services and stories at

How can I get assistance from RSL Queensland?

Life always has its ups and downs. But as a veteran, or the partner of a veteran, you don’t have to face them on your own.

Whether you're looking for employment, wellness programs, or assistance with DVA claims, RSL Queensland has free programs, and people at the ready, to help you achieve your life goals.

To learn more and get assistance, visit or call 134 RSL.

Our Prizes
How many prize homes do you draw each year? 

Every year we bring you 10 multi-million dollar properties, some with added gold bullion or even luxury cars. Get a sneak peak at future prizes with up to 5 games available for purchase or pre-order at any time. See the VIP Calendar for more on prize draw dates.

What are the VIP Heroes Draws?

In addition to our 10 prize home draws each year, VIP Club members have exclusive entry in two VIP-only Heroes Draws worth millions in gold bullion (subject to State/Territory Licensing approval). In other words, you must be a VIP Club member to be able to purchase these tickets. See the VIP Calendar for more on prize draw dates. Or find out about how you can become a VIP here from $5 a ticket.

How do pre-order tickets work?

Get in early and reserve your tickets before a game officially opens through pre-order. Simply add the tickets to your cart now and we won’t deduct any funds until the draw’s nominated open day. See the VIP Calendar for more on prize draw dates.

What is the Bonus Gold prize?

If you purchase a ticket book worth $10 or more in one of our 8 prize home draws, or a ticket book worth $30 or more in one of our 2 Golden Treasure prize home draws, you're eligible to win a Bonus Gold prize!

Ranging between $10,000 and $100,000 in gold bullion, the Bonus Gold prize is awarded to the first prize winner and determined by the value of their ticket book purchase.

For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions.

What happens if I win gold bullion?

You have the option of taking possession of the gold bullion or selling the gold bullion to claim its value in cash.

Please note that selling costs and market variations apply when selling gold bullion.

How do I find out if I'm a winner?

After each draw, we attempt to contact the winner by phone as the priority. The winning ticket number will also be posted on our Winners page, Facebook and Instagram shortly after the draw.

See our latest winner stories.

When will the details of each draw be released to the public?

Full details of our current, and some of our upcoming draws are available online – see Prizes.

For the latest draw updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

If you're signed up for our emails, we'll email you on the open day of each draw, giving you all the draw details and the chance to order tickets.

See the VIP Calendar for draw dates.

Do I have to pay tax on the first prize if I win?

The transfer of all our lottery prizes to prize winners is not taxable for the prize winner. There may be tax consequences for the prize winner for the ongoing use or sale of the prize. More detailed information can be found via the Australian Taxation Office.

Please note RSL Queensland is not able to provide financial or taxation advice. We advise all our prize winners to seek professional financial and tax advice to fully understand any implications.

Where are the draws held?

RSL Art Union draws are held at ANZAC House, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 or as specified in the Terms and Conditions for each draw. Draw results will be published online, on Facebook and Instagram.

Are all of your prize homes new?

The majority of RSL Art Union prize homes are built brand new, while some are existing homes, expertly renovated. In both instances, RSL Queensland works closely with our accredited partners in the building industry to ensure the highest quality of standards is maintained.

Are your prize homes open for viewing?

Due to the often residential location and popularity of our prize homes, RSL Art Union has not been permitted by regional councils to conduct open homes because of the disruption to the local community.

Our prize homes might be closed to public viewing, but you can explore them in just as much detail online, any time you like! Visit our Prize page to access draw brochures, photos, videos, floor plans and virtual tours. All addresses are listed on our prize pages, so why not take a drive past and explore the neighbourhood. RSL Art Union will continue to assess opportunities to re-open prize homes to the public into the future.

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