Veterans Welfare

Watsonia RSL has a qualified Advocate with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Jeff Mawkes is the ATDP (Advocacy Training and Development Program) Advocate  who assists with all Department of Veteran Affairs claims for ALL current Serving and Ex-Serving veterans..

Any queries regarding pensions, service matters and claims.


Jeff Mawkes  03 9435 4233


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.