No Proof, No Pass – ANZAC House Restricted by COVID-19 Directions

Under the State Government’s new COVID-19 Directions Orders ANZAC House will be affected by the directions which require any hospitality venue with a capacity of more than 500 persons/patrons to request Proof of Vaccination to enter.

These directions will relate to any patrons visiting Level 1 or attending events, within the function areas on Levels 5, 6 and 7, and will come into effect from Monday, 17 January 2022 when the ANZAC Club re-opens and other activities recommence on the upper floors.

These floors have a combined capacity of greater than 500 patrons/persons and form the dedicated licensed areas as per RSLWA’s Liquor Licence endorsed by the Director of Liquor Licensing under the Liquor Control Act 1988.

Under the provisions ANZAC House is classified as a High-Risk Venue – COVID RESTRICTIONS (GATHERINGS AND RELATED MEASURES) DIRECTIONS (No.3) – and RSLWA must comply with the provisions in accordance with its approved licence areas, irrespective of whether these areas are not always used for functions (for example, meetings or seminars).

Penalties for non-compliance range in fines of up to $20,000 for individuals and $100,000 for owners.

Any person within ANZAC House or who are external visitors must provide Proof of Vaccination to enter these four Levels.

All ANZAC Club staff have complied with the mandatory vaccinations requirements, as per group 2 occupations and workplaces.

The State Government has imposed these restrictions to help prevent the further spread of COVID.

Media Release: Grants Open for our Veteran Community

The 2021-22 rounds of the Veteran and Community Grants and Supporting Younger Veterans Grants are now open for applications.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the grants deliver valuable funding to local community organisations providing activities and services that support the wellbeing of veterans and their families.

“Recent grant funding has gone to a wide variety of support programs including wellness weekends and care packages for Defence members, fishing and sporting activities and even off-road racing,” Minister Gee said.

“I recently had the opportunity to catch some waves with veterans from previous grant recipient, the Veteran Surf Project at Gerroa in New South Wales, and saw firsthand the truly remarkable positive impact it’s having for local veterans.

“Their program brings veterans together, gets them talking, gets them active and gives them something to look forward to each week. It can be literally life changing for some of those who participate.

“With this latest round of funding, I hope we can support many more groups like this.

“We want to see applications for practical projects and activities that support safe, accessible environments for veterans and their families to enable social connections and improve wellbeing.

“These grants will help improve and expand existing services, build capacity for future projects, and raise awareness of the issues facing local veterans.

“I meet regularly with many ex-service organisations and have enormous respect for the critical role they play in providing mateship, advocacy and support.”

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities. A small number of grants of up to $150,000 are also available for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad scale benefit to the veteran community.

The Australian Government is investing $32 million this financial year alone in grant programs to help the many groups that provide complementary services to our veterans.

The 2021-22 grants rounds are now open online through the Community Grants Hub and close 20 January 2022. For information about how to apply for grants online, see the Community Grants Hub website:    

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