About vsc

The Ron Workman OAM Veteran Support Centre was established in 1998 with the sole aim of supporting the veteran community. Initially run by volunteers it has developed overtime and now employs a number of qualified staff who specialise in offering veteran services including advocacy, welfare, social program, wellbeing, employment and education.

“Dedicated To Your Service”

The Veterans’ Support Centre provides professional advice and assistance to veterans, serving members, ex-members of the Defence Forces and their dependents, seeking to obtain entitlements under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 as Amended (VEA), the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (MRCA) and the Defence Related Claims Act (DRCA).

We do this in accordance with the Mission, Role and Objectives of the National RSL. The considerable expenses associated with maintaining the office are kindly met by the Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub-branch.

 All our Advocate and Welfare staff are predominately volunteers who have attended Department of Veterans’ Affairs sponsored training courses.

The service covers disability pensions, compensation payments, associated allowances, income support payments and medical treatment which may be available to entitled veterans, members and ex-members of the Defence Forces and their dependants.

The Centre can provide limited advice to Commonwealth and Allied veterans, those veterans will normally be referred to local branches of expatriate associations who would normally have more expertise in what benefits their home country provides for its veterans.

Within the Veterans’ Support Centre is the Young Veteran Support Services. YVSS is the first of its kind in southeast QLD, established 3 years ago after identifying the need in our local community to engage with our younger Veterans. Our key focuses are support in social, health & wellbeing, education, and employment opportunities both for themselves and their families.

Rachel Handley, the Young Veterans Support Services Coordinator here at Currumbin RSL is here to support Veterans may they be transitioning, recently discharged, new to the area and adjusting to their new path. Through engaging with Veterans, we re-establish that sense of connection, purpose, drive and opportunity they may not have had or realised was available to them. 

Advocacy

The Veterans’ Support Centre have 5 Qualified Advocates who provide professional advice and assistance to veterans, serving members, ex-members of the Defence Forces and their dependents, seeking to obtain entitlements and compensation. We can submit claims under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986) (VEA), the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (MRCA) and the Defence Related Claims Act (DRCA).

The service covers disability pensions, compensation payments, associated allowances, income support payments and medical treatment which may be available to entitled veterans, members and ex-members of the Defence Forces and their dependants.

This is a free service and can be arranged by ringing the Veteran Support Centre on 07 5559 5022.

The Advocates can get very busy so we like to prioritise Currumbin RSL Sub Branch Members. If you are not a member please join here and enjoy the benefits of being a part of our proactive Sub Branch.

Advocacy

The Veterans’ Support Centre have 5 Qualified Advocates who provide professional advice and assistance to veterans, serving members, ex-members of the Defence Forces and their dependents, seeking to obtain entitlements and compensation. We can submit claims under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986) (VEA), the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (MRCA) and the Defence Related Claims Act (DRCA).

The service covers disability pensions, compensation payments, associated allowances, income support payments and medical treatment which may be available to entitled veterans, members and ex-members of the Defence Forces and their dependants.

This is a free service and can be arranged by ringing the Veteran Support Centre on 07 5559 5022.

The Advocates can get very busy so we like to prioritise Currumbin RSL Sub Branch Members. If you are not a member please join here and enjoy the benefits of being a part of our proactive Sub Branch.

Poppy Services

The Ron Workman OAM, Veteran Support Centre (VSC) provides Poppy Services to the Greater Gold Coast Area. The Poppy Services are available to all service personnel. They do not need to be a part of a Sub-Branch. These services usually last around 10-15 minutes. We here at the Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch consider it an honour and a privilege to help recognise their service to their country.

If you would like to know more information in regards to this service, please contact the VSC on 07 5559 5022 or Currumbin RSL on 07 5534 7999

Poppy Services

The Ron Workman OAM, Veteran Support Centre (VSC) provides Poppy Services to the Greater Gold Coast Area. The Poppy Services are available to all service personnel. They do not need to be a part of a Sub-Branch. These services usually last around 10-15 minutes. We here at the Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch consider it an honour and a privilege to help recognise their service to their country.

If you would like to know more information in regards to this service, please contact the VSC on 07 5559 5022 or Currumbin RSL on 07 5534 7999.

Wellbeing Services

The Ron Workman OAM Veteran Support Service provide welfare and wellbeing services for our veteran community. They do this through providing hospital and home visits and through telephone calls. 

As well as through our Young Veteran Support Services we strive to deliver a holistic wellbeing approach which is managed and tailored to each individual’s needs. 

We Encourage Our Veterans to engage in social and health and wellbeing events either by themselves or with their families.

You can find out more about what's coming up on the What's On page.

Wellbeing Services

The Ron Workman OAM Veteran Support Service provide welfare and wellbeing services for our veteran community. They do this through providing hospital and home visits and through telephone calls. Due to COVID 19 we are limited to phone calls at present. If you need assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us and if we can't help we can refer you to someone who can.

Social Connection

A wide range of social opportunities are provided for our veteran community. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CurrumbinRSLVeterans)  to keep up to date with our latest events. As a regular event we have coffee catch-up held at Currumbin RSL every Wednesday at 10am. Join our volunteers and veterans for a free coffee and chat. No need to register, just turn up as ask the friendly staff to show you where the coffee catch-up is sitting.

I just wanted to touch base with you and sincerely thank you for your advice and guidance in finally reaching this decision.

When I first visited your office I was receiving a Disability Pension at 40%. You were very strong in your belief that my medical conditions warranted a much higher rate.

Under your guidance we worked through the DVA processes, firstly gaining an increase to 80% which made the Gold Card an entitlement. You then recommended we work towards getting up to 100%.

Again this was achieved. However you never wavered in your belief that I would be entitled to the Extreme Disability Adjustment payment. I was not at all confident but willing to trust your judgement.

The decision today validates your hard work and persistence. Your knowledge of the Statement of Principles related to my medical conditions was the driving force behind reaching this decision.

Once again my sincere thanks.

Kindest Regards

TREVOR ​

VETERAN​

WHAT DOES IT COST?

There is no charge for our services, but the Veterans’ Support Centre is unable to accept responsibility for any indirect charges such as medical or other reports that may be necessary to support a Veterans’ claim or application. The person being assisted is required to give an undertaking to accept this responsibility. However, in exceptional circumstances there may be certain provisions where assistance may be available for reimbursement of such charges. 

The Advocates can get very busy so we like to prioritise Currumbin RSL Sub Branch Members. If you are not a member please join and enjoy the benefits of being a part of our proactive Sub Branch.


CONTACT THE VETERANS' SUPPORT CENTRE TODAY​

Interviews by Appointment call  (07) 5559 5022

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via the form below or call (07) 5559 5022.

For those working full-time, after-hours appointments are available.

Address​

164 Duringan Street Currumbin, QLD 4223

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9am to 2:30pm