Commemoration service

National Servicemen’s Day

The Northam RSL Sub Branch will be holding a service to commemorate all those who served as National Servicemen. In December 2022 we celebrated 50 years since the cessation of National Service and. although we have marked the day previously, we intend to hold a more prominent service with a wreath being laid by our President Mr Mick Prytulak.

All ex National Servicemen and their families are invited to attend. There will be light refreshments in the Memorial Hall on completion.

I would appreciate if you could disseminate this event throughout the community.

Place                                     Memorial Fitzgerald St Northam

Time                                      10.45am for 11.00am Service

Date                                      Tuesday 14 February 2023

You can read more about the National Service at

Commemoration service

Remembrance Day 2022

Below are the details of the Service to Commemorate Remembrance Day at the Northam RSL. 

Wreaths will be layed on behalf of the veteran community by Mick Prytulak, President Northam Sub Branch and Cr Chris Antonio, Shire President on behalf of the  Northam community. 

Any organisation that wishes to lay a wreath may do so by contacting the Sub Branch Secretary, Steve Dyer 0428 130 244. 

There will be an opportunity for individuals to recognise a loved one or family member after the service.

Venue       Memorial Hall Fitzgerald St Northam

Date        Friday 11 November 2022 10.45am

Commemoration service

Anzac Day in Northam 2021

The Northam RSL is endeavouring to hold normal Anzac Day commemorations despite Covid-19 restrictions. At this time there will be the following activities:-

Anzac Eve Vigil

The Northam Scout Group will hold a Vigil at the Memorial commencing 6pm Anzac Eve.

Dawn Service

The Sub Branch will hold a Dawn Service at 6am at the Memorial Hall. Those members wishing to attend as a group please meet at the Post Office by 5.45am when they will proceed to the hall.

A Gunfire Breakfast will be held at the conclusion of the service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the breakfast will be modified from previous years and social distancing must be maintained.

Anzac Day Parade and Service

The parade will form up as usual on Grey st and march to the Memorial Hall at 1040am where a service and wreath laying will be conducted.

This year the Reviewing Office will be Mr Tony Mylius AM well known cardiologist and wheatbelt identity.

The address will be given by Ms Karen Glass, a member of our Sub Branch.

Unfortunately there will be no morning tea served to the General Public after the march due Covid protocols and administration difficulties.

It is hoped that many people will attend the parade and enjoy themselves within the social distancing rules.

For those unable to attend and wish to have a driveway service again this year resources are available on the Sub Branch website

For further information please contact President Mick Prytulak 0403 849 452 or Secretary Steve Dyer 0428 130 244.


Memorable day at Veteran Central

Thank you to Mike for writing up this report of the recent trip to ANZAC House.

Coffee & cake

Memorable day at Veteran Central

THE SUCCESS of our first excursion of the Covid era was mainly due to the venue – Perth’s recently opened ANZAC House Veteran Central.

This striking redevelopment on St George’s Terrace has an amazing story to tell. So for those of us who were having so much fun at lunch, here’s the important detail:

Built on the site of the old ANZAC House (1934), this stunning $29-million “spiritual home” for the Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Inc. (RSLWA) has a different name to represent a groundbreaking new approach to serving the needs of veterans. For the first time in Australia, a wide range of services is now available under one roof.

The purpose-built seven-storey structure, with sweeping views over Government House to the Swan River, is designed for modern efficiency while retaining subtle elements of the defence forces’ long traditions. Memorabilia has been retained from the old building, with additional items reflecting the closer association with the Karrakatta Club, the oldest club for women in Australia.

The striking lobby has a concierge ensuring a warm welcome, and is adjacent to a coffee lounge and flower shop. The ANZAC Club is the members’ space, available for lunch, dinner and social gatherings. While the sub-branches retain their social component, Veteran Central offers a dining area and bar.

Medical, mental health, hearing and dental services occupy the next floors, with consultants in advocacy, welfare assistance, aged care support, transitioning and employment. There is ‘pop-up’ office space for those who need it.

RSLWA headquarters occupies the level below the two top floors, which comprise Perth’s premier function facilities, catering for corporate gatherings, seminars, training sessions, reunions and weddings.

The dynamic, groundbreaking development is contained in the central levels. For the first time, a truly collaborative and centralised model of service delivery will support the core aims of veteran health-care, well-being, transition, welfare, advocacy and DVA assistance, commemoration and aged care.

Over the next five years, RSLWA will work even more closely with other ex-service organisations and civilian veteran service agencies to provide a wider and more diverse range of services for WA’s 25,000 veterans through Veteran Central – hence the new name.

The model places veterans and their families at the centre of the circle of services and support to provide more easy access. The functions of the new Veteran Central will be supported by strategically located veteran ‘hubs’ located around the metropolitan area and in regional centres in WA.

In the words of the Hon. Kim Beazley, Governor of WA, in opening AHVC in November: “As a community, we have inherited the freedoms forged by our forebears. And as a community, we need to continually strive to support those who have supported us for so long.”