Mr Stephen Burke was born and raised in Bendigo and joined the Australian Army in 1982, serving for 14 years within the Royal Australian Survey Corps.
His overseas service includes postings as an advisor within Papua New Guinea in 1991/92 and Malaysia in 1995. Upon discharge, Steve has continued with the Department of Defence as an Executive Level Officer in a variety of roles which included a three-year posting to the USA. Steve has been awarded two Australia Day Medals (2002 and 2018) during his tenure.
Steve joined the Eaglehawk RSL Sub-Branch in 1983 and has been a member of the RSL since that time. He was the last President of the Bendigo and District Servicemen’s Club in 1998/1999 before it was merged into the new Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch along with the Eaglehawk and Bendigo RSL Sub-Branch’s. Steve has served in a variety of committee positions since that merger and was awarded Life Membership of the RSL in 2015.