Welcome to the New England District Council of RSL Sub Branches

The Next Meeting

The next NEDC meeting will be held on Sunday 17th June 2018 at

RSL Rooms
Bridge Street

commencing AT 10.30am. 

The meeting of the New England District Council, held on 18th June 2017, proudly elected Gordon Taylor as their new President, replacing Sandra Lambkin, who stood down following her election as Northern Country Councillor at the recent RSL State Congress.

Congratulations Gordon!

Gordon Taylor

Congratulations to the following members who were honoured
in the Australia Day Honours List 2017

Barraba sub-Branch member Mr. Robert John Sweeney was awarded an OAM for service to veterans and their families in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.

"Robert has been a long term member of the Barraba Sub Branch and is also a member of Legacy. Robert has been fantastic in relation to looking after our war widows and has been the driving force in recording and acknowledging Barraba Servicemen & Women through a series of plaques around the Memorial Clock" said David Kelly, (sub-Branch Secretary/Treasurer). "Robert is also a regular visitor to the schools in the district where he gives talks on the military history of these service men and woman – linking the children to their descendants. He is a great asset to our Sub branch".

Congratulations to the following members who were honoured
in the Australia Day Honours List 2016

Glen Innes Severn Council

New England Citizens of the Year recognised for humanitarian work

A man who has made it his mission to help returned servicemen and women has been named Glen Innes Citizen of the Year.

Gordon Taylor has been part of the Returned Services League for 15 years and helps veterans and ex-servicemen and women seek the help they need — particularly regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Click here for reports and photos by the ABC and the Glen Innes Examiner

Tamworth Regional Council

Barraba's citizen of the year honoured after his passing

IT WAS an emotionally-charged Australia Day ceremony in Barraba yesterday as the widow of a man who gave so much to his community accepted the Citizen of the Year Award on his behalf.

Nick Birt was credited with helping transform the Barraba RSL Memorial Hall through a series of refurbishment works and in just 12 months clocked up more than 200 hours of unpaid work. Click here for the Northern Daily Leader's report

Rebecca Linich honoured with Community Hero Award

Rebecca Linich is a twice-deployed returned veteran who raises community awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and runs to fundraise for a different charity every month.

The registered nurse is also the secretary of the Nundle RSL Sub-Branch and the Treasurer of the Nundle Rural Fire Service. (Courtesy of the Northern Daily Leader).

Manilla wins Community Event of the Year

The Manilla RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Day Commemoration in April last year won the title of Community Event.

Marking the centenery of the Gallipoli landings, the event attracted hundreds of people, who lined the main street to see the march and attended a service at the Manilla Memorial Hall afterwards.(Courtesy of the Northern Daily Leader).

Inverell Shire Council

Inverell wins Community Event of the Year

Barbara said choosing the Event of the Year was really difficult, with so many possible choices. However the 2015 ANZAC Day Inverell Centenary Commemoration was chosen after the largest crowd in decades, around 4000 people, attended the centenary ceremony. About 2000 people attended the Dawn Service. Click here for The Inverell Times report

Gwydir Shire Council

David Young (Bingara RSL Sub Branch President) was awarded "The Services to the Community Award".

Armidale Dumaresq Council

The Armidale RSL Sub Branch was awarded the Armidale Dumaresq Council Australia Day Award "The Community Event of the Year 2015 ANZAC Centenary Committee".

Mr. Peter Bannon, member of the Armidale RSL Sub Branch was awarded the "Senior Citizen of the Year Award".

RSL Mission Statement

To provide for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-serving Defence Force Personnel and their dependants and promote Government and Community awareness of the need for a stable and progressive Australia.


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