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Welcome to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Website




Visit by Veterans’ Affairs Officer on Thursday 25 May 2017

At the Hervey Bay Veterans’ Information Service (VIS) – Centrelink Service Centre, 6-10 Hunter Street, Pialba

An appointment can be made for an interview by calling The Sunshine Coast Veterans’ Access Network on 1800 555 254




Click here to see the highlights of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Day services




The Bundaberg & District Ex-Servicewomen’s Association will be holding a 50th Anniversary Reunion 14-16 July 2017.  Click here for further details


The March quarter edition of THE BRANCH is now out – collect your copy from the Sub-Branch office or click on The Branch Newsletter to download a copy.


Ensure the RSL Club has your correct mobile phone details to receive event notifications and reminders. 
Call in to reception or phone the Club on 4197 7444.


Wall of Remembrance  –  Bayside Gardens

Don’t forget when putting your affairs in order to book your niche in the Wall of Remembrance.

Niches are $50.00 and are available to all ex-service personnel and their partners.

Spaces are limited.

Call in to the Sub-Branch between 9:00am and 12:30pm to discuss your requirements.

Should you need assistance with any aspect of your estate planning we use and recommend the following:

Chris Thompson                                               Don Gayler

Law Essentials                                                   Gayler Legal

Ph:  4121 7055                                                    Ph: 4124 7100


Urangan Pier Centenary commemoration Saturday 4th March 2017


Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Battalion WW1 Re-enactment Group

The Hervey Bay Sub-Branch Inc. 9th Battalion WW1 RE-enactment Group nurses








Click here to go to the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Battalion WW1 Re-enactment Group page for more photos


The Belgians Have Not Forgotten – Travelling Exhibition


Brian Tidyman, President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Toby Tidyman, Vice President, Jim Wilson, Co-ordinator 9th Btn WW1 Re-enactment Group and Simon Morley, Memorabilia Director with Mrs Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium.

Michael McDonald, President, Legacy Club of Fraser Coast and Ray Eustace, President Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club

Peter McDermott, President, and Marty Price from The Naval Association Fraser Coast Sub-Section

The Hon, Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, Asst. Minister for Tourism, Trade & Investment with Mrs Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium

Glen Wells and Tony Allen, members of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch 9th Btn WW1 Re-enactment Group

George Mellick, Vice President of the Maryborough RSL


The President of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch, Mr Brian Tidyman, hosted the official opening of The Belgians Have Not Forgotten: a travelling exhibition about the involvement of ANZACs in WW1 in Belgium” at the RSL Club on Wednesday 22 February.

The invited guests included Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission representing the Ambassador of Belgium, the Hon. Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, Ted Sorensen, Local Member for Hervey Bay and George Seymour, Deputy Mayor Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Mrs Cogen gave an overview of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, while the Hon. Keith Pitt gave an interesting background on the travelling exhibition and how Hervey Bay came to be only one of four destinations in Australia to host this dynamic display.

The exhibition was on display at the Hervey Bay RSL Club for two weeks before making its way across the ditch to New Zealand. 


Click here to go to our Fraser Coast Naval Association page to find out more about the Commemoration Service of the 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the Australian White Ensign held at Freedom Park on Wednesday 1st March 2017



++++++ Pavers at Freedom Park ++++++

Did you miss out on a paver at the first release?

Orders are now being taken for pavers to mark the names of loved servicemen and women for placement at the Freedom Park war memorial.  The cost is $75.00 and includes engraving, delivery and installation.

Call in to the Sub-Branch and fill out an Application Form or call us for further details on             07 4197 7477 Mon to Fri between 9:00am and 12:30pm.



On Tuesday 29th November 2016 the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc. had their usual Diggers Lunch, this one was with a Christmas theme and with a twist. 

One of our dedicated welfare volunteers, Don Duffus, was presented with his OAM by Stewart Cameron CSC, RSL (Queensland Branch) State President. 

All at the luncheon were moved by the State President’s presentation to Don. 

The afternoon proceeded with much joy and merriment and a big shout out must go to the Hervey Bay RSL & Services Memorial Club for their excellent catering and service.


Jim and Nell Wilson



Stewart Camerson CSC with Don Duffus OAM


Don Duffus OAM, John Beattie and Cameron Stewart CSC


Cathy and Stewart Cameron CSC


The dedicated volunteers at the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch




Brian Tidyman, President

Brian Tidyman, President




Tune in to Radio Station 107.5 Fraser Coast FM at 8:00am on the 1st Friday of each month to hear Brian Tidyman chat to David Grainger about the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch Inc.






Centenary Member Certificates

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Purchase a Copy Now:   There are only 1915 copies being printed.

anzacbook  LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE BOOK Only 1915. One of these limited edition books commemorating the stirring centennial story of the birth of our brave ANZACs can now be yours. Invest in this beautiful and rare collector’s item that follows in the spirited, footsteps of our Light Horsemen, and Hervey Bay’s unique bronze memorial, that marks their selfless fight to preserve our times freedom. BUY YOUR COPY TODAY – Now at a reduced price of only $15.00 Call or visit the HERVEY BAY RSL SUB-BRANCH (07) 4197 7477


The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch is here to provide Welfare, Pension and Advocacy services not only to its members but also to serving and ex-service persons and their dependents, especially those in need of assistance. We have a committed Support Group who regularly visit veterans in hospital, nursing homes or their own residences. We remember and commemorate those who have served our Country. This is achieved through the organisation of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services, Operation RIMAU, and assisting in services remembering Korea, Vietnam, VP Day and RSL funeral services for departed comrades. Hervey Bay has a large RSL Community Link program within local schools and the community who march as a unit under their own banner at ANZAC Day parades. The Sub-Branch sponsors a Legacy Scholarship for wards of Legacy to assist with education costs and the Hervey Bay RSL Community Service Award wherein community service organizations, viz. Volunteer Marine Rescue, State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service, Life Savers, Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, are invited to nominate a member for their outstanding service to the community, not just their own organisation. We encourage fellowship and mateship and, as a national group, we can effectively lobby the Government. The Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch provides effective and efficient management of the Sub-Branch’s assets and resources for the benefit of its members and of the serving members of the Australian Defence Force. We are able to offer contact details for the many affiliated ex-service organisations in the Hervey Bay area, amongst others the Australian Veterans Group Post 1975. On 17 May 1929 the first official meeting of the Pialba Sub Branch of the Returned Sailors’ & Soldiers’ Imperial League of Australia was held in the Pialba Shire Hall. The Hervey Bay Sub Branch of the Returned Sailors’ & Soldiers’ and Airmens’ Imperial League of Australia was Granted it’s charter on the 1st of January 1948. An Anniversary Dinner is held on the Saturday closest to 17th of May for the Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch, Members And invited Guests. Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch 11 Torquay Road, Pialba Hervey Bay, 4655 (07) 4197 7477 Open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday