The League is a national, non-political, non-sectarian organisation of returned and ex-servicemen and women formed to promote the interest of the ex-servicemen and women and their dependants.
A Branch is established in each State and the Australian Capital Territory. The governing body of the League is the National Congress. Between National Congresses the National Executive of whom the President of each State is a Vice-President and member acts in the management of the League’s affairs.
The Returned and Services League of Australia (West Australian Branch) is a Statutory Corporation having been incorporated by an Act of the West Australian Parliament, Act 39 of 1935. The governing body of the League in Western Australia between Annual State Congresses is State Council and State Executive between meetings of State Council.
The Council meets bi-monthly, the State Executive meets on the alternate months.
The State Council consists of the State President, State Vice-President, State Treasurer, Representative of Greater Metropolitan Region, Representative of Mid-West Region, Representative of Eastern Region, Representative of Great Southern Region, Representative of Kimberley and Pilbara Region and Chief Executive Officer.
State Congress is held once a year at a time and place decided to which every Sub-Branch who has complied with the requirements of the Constitution with its submission of Annual Returns, may send a delegate. The recommendations of State Congress to State level are then implemented by State Council and the State Branch. Matters of a Federal nature are submitted to the National Congress for consideration of all States.