Cooktown RSL Sub Branch

Cooktown RSL Executive Committee


President:                       Graeme Andrews     Phone:  0400638030



Vice President:               Julie Oliver    


Secretary/Treasurer:    Jim Fay                     Phone: 0413322625


Welfare/Pensions:          Jody Andrews          Phone: 0488092415



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Cooktown RSL Sub Branch offers a range of services for our members and the local Veteran Community.

 - Welfare which includes hospital/home visits, assistance with medical appointments, shopping, sourcing        accommodation, funerals, self help material, medi-alarms and other medical aids.

 - Compensation/pensions

 - Digger's Drop In

 - Library (books, DVDs)

 - Memorabilia (custodian of all found in the Sub Branch office and the RSL Memorial Club)

 - Bus

 - Donations to the Community, monthly BBQ for Sunbird Nursing Home residents, Veteran and Senior's Week events.

Our Executive is fully aware that not all Service Personnel are DVA and can accommodate to your needs.  We have a good working relationship with the various Government departments required and of our local services.

Cooktown RSL Sub Branch hosts a few functions including our Christmas Break Up Dinner,Military shoot and Fishing trips for members and their families.  We are in charge of our Commemoration Days for the Cooktown community and is the local connection for the Pandanus  Park War Veterans Retreat at Kalpower.

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Out and About 2017

Anzac Day 2016

Cooktown Anzac Day 2016
Dawn Service Cooktown 2016
Dawn Service Grassy Hill Cooktown
35 and 38 Sqn in parade Cooktown
Cooktown schools well represented
Cooktown Anzac Day 2016
Cooktown Anzac Day 2016
Cooktown Anzac Day 2016
35 Sqn and Cooktown RSL
A huge turnout in Cooktown
38 Sqn with newly signed flag
38 Sqn presents to Cooktown RSL
Giving Sylvia a lift Cooktown RSL
Young Veterans RSL visit Cooktown and the Nursing Home gets a sweet gift for Christmas

The Young Veterans RSL called into Cooktown on their epic trip north to Cape York. The crew consisted of co-founder Chris May - the talker of the group, Shane Dixon - mechanic, Katie Batham - medic and Reyne Boxhall. Cooktown RSL Sub Branch met with them on Thursday night for dinner and drinks at the newly renovated Cooktown RSL Memorial Club.  Friday held a big day for everyone with visits to both our local schools (2 upper and 1 lower school talks). Chris had all the kids enthralled with video footage from Afghanistan and explanations of how IEDs work.  Lunch was at the Sunbird Cottage Nursing Home where residents got to chat with the Young Veterans and admire their vehicles. Endeavour Lions Cooktown had donated a large BBQ recently with RSL Sub Branch members helping every month to help with the residents and the cooking.  This month a big surprise was in store for nursing staff and residents as both the Cooktown RSL Sub Branch and the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club donated $500 each (totalling $1000) for their Christmas Day lunch and events. Chris May told up that he was humbled by the generosity of small towns and that Cooktown most definitely deserved the thankyou speech from matriach Maureen Mason.

Anzac Day 2015

Dawn Service
Jim Fay
Official opening of the new arch