Welcome to Portarlington &

St Leonards RSL Sub-Branch


The RSL Sub-Branch is located in the township of Portarlington overlooking Port Phillip, about 30 minutes south of Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula.


Our membership consists of returned servicemen and women, serving and retired ADF personnel, families, relatives, and members of the local community.


VALE: (Please see all VALE records on our Commemoration Page)


Yvonne "Vonnie" Gladys SCHNEIDER

 104949 - WRAAF

19/01/1923 - 1/09/2017

Funeral Details:

Thursday 7 Sep at 2.00pm at St Andrews Uniting Church Portarlington



Maureen Thompson





Robert "Bob" William HALEY RAN VX 2137

22/11/1919 to 1/7/2017

WW2 1940 to 1946







Upcoming Activities



Friday 18 August


3.30pm REFLECTION Ceremony


at the Remembrance Garden,

RSL 8 Harding Street, Portarlington


followed by refreshments



Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 7.00pm at the

RSL, 8 Harding St, Portarlington.









11.30am to 4.00pm

16 April

21 May

18 June

16 July

20 August

17  September

15 October

19 November

17 December



4.00pm to 7.00pm

Fridays evenings throughout the year

members and guests welcome



Restart Saturday 7 Jan 2017

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Cash Jackpots!!

All Welcome


Laurel Group

second Wednesday of the month at 10.30 am


 LIFE MEMBER:   Brian Bergin

Brian Bergin was granted a well deserved Life Membership at the January Sunday BBQ.


Brian and wife Lyn joined the RSL in 1980 and they immediately committed to its activities. Brian took on leadership roles, including welfare, fostering comradeship, commemoraions, organising social activities, bus trips, funerals, and of course, bowling.


Brian joined the committee as President in 2004, a position he held for the next twelve years. Brian oversaw a great deal of change during that time, and before he stepped aside in 2015, he made sure a succesion plan was in place. He promoted comradeship and his mantra was always " we are a friendly club!"


He also managed the Duke of Edinburgh Shield bowling team.


Brian now fills the fole of Immediate Past President, with the ongoing support of wife Lyn.


Congratulations and well done Brian & Lyn.


Photos: Brian Bergin,    Wife Lyn (right),    Life Members John Graham & John Rowell


Life members John Graham & John Rowell