May 20, 2024


The Allan Labor Government is keeping the legacy of Victoria’s veterans alive for future generations, by maintaining memorials and upgrading community buildings right across the state.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that the Woodend RSL Sub Branch is the recipient of $49,000 under the Veterans Capital Works Program.

The Labor Government is delivering $890,000 worth of grants to 34 community groups. The grants will support local organisations to conserve and maintain war memorials, honour rolls,update sites to reflect veteran service, and improve facilities and buildings in every corner of Victoria.

The Veterans Capital Works Program supports building and facility improvements for not-for-profit organisations, with this round of grants investing in 20 organisations across the state.

The Australian Catholic University will receive funding to create Victoria’s first-ever dedicated veteran students and family hub which will support veterans in their university studies, while Woodend RSL Sub-Branch will receive funding to upgrade their facilities.

The Restoring War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Program is available to community groups to conserve and maintain war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour.

Fourteen organisations will receive funding under this program, including Ballan RSL Sub- Branch to restore the historic Barrys Reef WW1 Avenue of Honour, and Boroondara City Council to engage a conservation expert to assess the needs of the St James Memorial.

The Labor Government has made record investments of more than $60 million over the last four years that support and recognise veterans and their families.

These investments include the groundbreaking Veterans Card Victoria, the Veterans Employment Strategy, and the Recognition of Prior Learning Pilot in partnership with
Wodonga TAFE. For a full list of grant recipients and veteran grant programs, visit

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“Congratulations to the Woodend RSL. This grant will be used to build a community shed for storage and workshop activities for their members and volunteer groups in the Woodend Community. I thank them for the commitment they show to our local community every day."

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