Veterans Support

Watsonia RSL has an Advocate in Training with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Senior Vice President Tony Fraser. He can assist with all DVA claims and pensions for all current serving and ex-serving members.

Any queries regarding pensions, service matters and claims.


Queries regarding pensions, service matters and claims.

Please contact Tony Fraser via email : [email protected]


The Watsonia RSL offers aged care health support to all ex-service and community members.

We have a qualified Support Worker and Justice of the Peace who can assist and offer advice and support to all current serving, ex-serving and their families.

  • Accessing quality aged care
  • Younger veterans and their families 
  • Health and well being.
  • Housing assistance
  • Hospital & home visits

We have a new and developing welfare department with a welfare co-ordinator to assist and refer any assistance and services.

  •  Our welfare staff and advocate are here to assist and support all veterans whether serving or ex serving their families and our wider community.
  • The welfare department can advise with housing assistance, aged care, support, advice and referrals and independent living. Pensions, claims and advocacy. We can assist with hospital, home visits and independent living.
  • We organise regular workshops that are informative, entertaining, resourceful and a great way to connect with like minded people.
  • Our aim is the overall well being of all those in our community, a combination of  a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social factors that contribute to a life of satisfaction.


Please contact our Welfare Office on 9435 4233 or via email : [email protected]


Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Victorian State Office provides services to approximately 23% of the national veteran population. Here you will find information about their services. At this stage, the amount of information is limited, but it is continually being added to.

The Returned and Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch)

The RSL is an independent, apolitical organisation run by members, for members primarily to assist current and former service men and women and their dependants when in need, whether they’re RSL members or not.

National Archives of Australia

Searching for a Family member’s history who served in the Australian defence forces?

The National Archives of Australia is a comprehensive online library of valuable Commonwealth Government Defence and War service records which are available for present and future generations to use.

World War 2 Nominal Roll

One of DVA’s key roles is acknowledging and commemorating the service and sacrifice of all those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations through commemorations, memorials, war graves and research. These nominal rolls list members of Australia’s defence forces who served during World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War and First Gulf War.

Open Arms

Veterans & Families Counselling – 1800 011 046 

Soldier on

Empowering veterans and their families – 1300 620 380  

RSL Veterans Employment Program