History of the RSL

The RSL was formed on June 6th 1916, coming from the idea of the Returned Soldiers Association in 1915 which was located in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

Returned troops would come together to discuss common issues they were all facing after returning from war. They continued the camaraderie and support shown amongst our Australian Diggers, and their legacy continues on in the RSL Clubs across Australia today.

Chelsea, Aspendale and Edithvale RSLs came together to form the Longbeach RSL. A club that supports the wellbeing of our former and serving members of the Australian Defence Force, while providing a friendly and enjoyable environment to all members and guests.


President Michael Weissenfeld OAM
Vice President Anne Pahl
Secretary Peter MacBean
Treasurer Anthony Harper
Committee Judy King
  Jim Burge
  Laurie Robinson
Welfare Judy King
General Manager Leigh Proud
Operations Manager Anthony Bult 
Administration Manager   Elke Gould



Our Welfare Officer, Judy King, assists veterans of the Australian Defence force, by pointing them in the right direction for all military and welfare matters. Give her a call at the Longbeach RSL to make an appointment to see her for all of your service enquiries.

Judy King
Phone: 03 9772 1873

You can also get assistance from the Frankston Welfare and Young Veterans Centre.

The Frankston Welfare & Young Veterans Centre
1-18/28 Skye Road, Frankston
Phone: 03 9783 4151
Opening Hours Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm


Are you an RSL Member, and have an interest in darts, angling, bowls or golf? Why not become a member of a sporting body group?! Joining one of the sporting bodies widens your RSL membership experience, and are always looking for new members.


Karen Wagner
0406 985 064


Keith Warfe
9772 0607


Alex Thomas
9580 5587


Fred Jansen
0416 061 661


Bob Smith
9772 1873


Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au
Dept of Defence www.defence.gov.au
Dept of Veterans Affairs www.dva.gov.au
Legacy www.legacy.com.au
National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au
National Servicemen’s Association www.nashos.org.au
RAAMC Association – Victoria www.raamc.org.au/web/vic/index.php
RSL Australia www.rsl.org.au
RSL Victoria www.rslvic.com.au
Shrine of Remembrance www.shrine.org.au
Vietnam Veterans Association www.vvaa.org.au