Services for the Serving and ex-Service Community and Their Families

Programs for ANZAC Day 2024

Click on the desired order of service:
Greenwell Point Program 2024
Nowra Program 2024

Timings for Greenwell Point:
0510: Form up for march
0525: Step off
0530: Dawn service
0600: Conclude

Timings for Nowra:
1025: Form up for march
1040: Step off
1100: Commemoration
1200: Conclude

What We Do

Our local area programs (what we do):

  • Raise funds leading up to ANZAC DAY and Remembrance Day which contribute to wider RSL NSW programs such as the Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre and RSL NSW LifeCare Veterans Services for Veterans in need
  • Assist local Veterans experiencing difficulties through our Welfare Officers
  • Fund the Nowra RSL Sub-Branch Scholarship to enable children of Veterans to complete tertiary studies
  • Conduct and/or sponsor events for local serving Defence members and Veterans (sporting and social)
  • Support the Sub Branch Day Club who have cared for the elderly for nearly 30 years
  • Organise and conduct ANZAC Day commemorations for the Greenwell Point Dawn Service, the Nowra Memorial March and Service, War Cemetery Service, and Boer War Service
  • Support commemorations for Remembrance Day, Kapjong Day and Long Tan Day
  • Provide a venue for Veteran activities and community groups
  • Support remembrance events at schools (3 high schools, 3 church schools, 4 primary/infant schools)
  • Support for local Navy, Army and Air Force Cadet Units
  • Represent the RSL and the Sub Branch at local military bases (ALBATROSS and CRESWELL) at Divisions and Beat To Quarters, Mess functions, Commissionings and De-commissionings, and Graduations
  • Attend funerals to conduct RSL Tribute services (over 300 during the past decade)
  • Conduct social gatherings and trips for Members
  • Have sponsored participants for the Kokoda Youth Challenge
  • Funded Digger Day for 7 years up to 2018

For more details on services and facilities, see below.

Meeting Venue

The Sub Branch has plenty of space to catch up with other Members, discuss issues with our Executive and staff, or just view the memorabilia we have on display in our hall.

Sub Branch Meeting Room

Sub Branch Library

The WO Peter Penny Library has a range of books, magazines and papers that detail the many facets of the operations, campaigns and service that involved Australian forces. Members are welcome to borrow items from the Library. See the office staff to register the loan

The WO Peter Penny Library

Compensation Advocate

Our sub-Branch Advocate has made the hard decision to call it a day. Like many RSL Advocates he is a volunteer and the time has come to focus on other priorities. The Nowra Sub-Branch thanks him for his services over the years.

To access Advocacy services in the Shoalhaven please contact one of the following:

Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre: call 4428 5777 or email to

Huskisson RSL Sub-Branch: call 44417766 to make an appointment (located in Club Jervis Bay)
Sub-Branch Office is open Tuesday 0830 – 1200.

Illawarra Veterans Entitlement Service (IVES): call 42971987 (located at 70 Queen Street, Warilla)
Tuesday 0900 – 1600, Thursday 0900 – 1600, Friday 0900 – 1200

Welfare: call Neil 0427 606780 (located at Sussex Inlet)

DVA: 1800 555254

Stained-Glass Memorial

Welfare Officer

Our Welfare Officer supports the Ex-Service community and their families by helping to access benefits provided through the appropriate networks. He also visits veterans/ex-service personnel at hospital and at home and can arrange assistance where it is required.

Positions are currently vacant at the moment. Please contact our Sub-Branch office for further details.
Boer War Memorial

Lyrebird Day Club

If you are a senior and looking for a day out to enjoy companionship, friendship, laughter, card games or indoor bowls, and bus outings, come along to our Day Club. For just $10.00 you will enjoy a morning tea, lunch and entertainment and transport to the Sub-Branch if required. View the Lyrebird Club brochure by clicking here: Lyrebird Day Club.

The Club meets at the Nowra RSL Hall in Junction Street, Nowra every Tuesday 10am to 2pm.

Contact Carol for more information on:
Phone: 4421 3935
Mobile: 0408 478 043

Sub-Branch Premises

Hall Hire

The Sub-Branch hall in Junction Street Nowra is available for hire. All people or organisations wishing to book the hall will need to arrange their own Public Liability insurance coverage; bookings cannot be accepted without this coverage.

To book the hall, contact our office on:

Phone: 4423 6335

Our Hall Set Up for a Function