RSL Victoria is committed to helping veterans access the support they need and providing emergency benevolent support when it is required.
Financial assistance is provided by the RSL Victorian Branch Inc through the General Appeals Patriotic Trust Fund. The fund provides financial grants to help eligible persons who are in needy or necessitous circumstances brought about by financial hardship due to illness, injury, disability, unemployment, or death.
The fund does not as a rule provide cash payments.
RSL Victoria is a registered charity organisation. Therefore, evidence of financial hardship needs to be established for assistance to be provided. The Fund will carefully consider all individual requests for assistance.
RSL Victoria can also make available emergency household assistance grants of up to $1,500 immediately to those who have lost their belongings or suffered damage to their homes as a result of disasters such as bushfire or flood.
If you believe you need support, please contact Veteran Central on 1300 MILVET (1300 645 838) for assistance.