Important Notice from the Highett RSL President regarding COVID-19

Members, Staff and Guests,

In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak across the world, obviously more closer to home in our state, I would like to inform you of the following actions to be taken by Our RSL Sub Branch. This is due in part to the State of Emergency declared by the Premier and with regards to our Club demographics within the older generations.

The health and safety of our members, guests and employees will always be our most important consideration, especially in these challenging circumstances.

So, with all that taken into consideration the Executive Board has Suspended our Monday Night Members Draw and our Friday Night Variety Raffle until further notice.

The Highett RSL Bistro and Bar will remain open for normal business.

I will also note that on 16th March 2020 the President of the Victorian RSL released a Media Statement confirming that the public will be asked not to attend the ANZAC day services at the Shrine.

The statement also confirms that RSL Subbranches should conduct a single service only and ask that the public do not attend these either.

Instead he has asked that in lieu of attending a Dawn Service you tune in via radio, social media or television and take a moment to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans and those who are still serving today.

“The most important thing is that together we remember our pledge as a Nation; Lest We Forget,”

RSL Victoria Important Message Regarding ANZAC Day 2020

The Club management apologises for any inconvenience caused by this and any further action that we are required to take going forward.

Please ensure that you review our social media outlets for regular updates (the Highett RSL Website, the Highett RSL Sub Branch Inc Official Facebook Page and the Smart Phone App for IOS and Android); as we get a better understanding of how this issue will affect us and the rest of the Country.


Jordie Burgess
Highett RSL