In-line with current COVID-19 Government restrictions participant numbers are limited within the program. Only Shed 1 is open with a maximum of 19 people allowed in shed at a time with number caps for each area.
The BDRSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program will reopen on the 22nd February 2021 within Shed 1 only in the follow format:
- Monday & Tuesday 9am – 12pm
Areas open – Kitchenette, Stain Glass, Wrought Iron & Computer Room
- Wednesday 9am – 12pm
Art Class – held in the VVAB Shed
Existing RSL Sheds participants will be able to access the program again under the following conditions:
- Do not attend the Sheds if you are at all unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms or are awaiting a COVID test result.
- Before you arrive at the shed you must sanitise your hands and sign in via the Customer Service Desk.
- Masks are to be worn inside at all times.
- Sign into the Sheds logbook upon entering the Shed.
- Maintain social distancing of 1.5m in all areas.
- No more than the maximum number of people in each area at a time. COVID marshalls will ensure each area maximum numbers are not breached.
- For your own safety, sanitise equipment before use as well as after.
The Bendigo District RSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program is one of a few fantastic health & wellbeing programs on offer to veterans and dependants. The BDRSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program is a place of encouragement and support for all veterans and dependants. The Sheds provide a fantastic opportunity to develop or learn skills, create peer supports and improve your overall health & wellbeing through a creative hands on approach in a safe, relaxed and engaging environment.
The Sheds are located onsite here at the Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch in Havilah Road.
Come in for a cuppa and a chat or work on a project, it is up to you.
To contact the BDRSL Sheds
In 2019 we presented the Bendigo CFA (Country Fire Authority) with a kids helicopter named ‘Rosie’.
This helicopter is to help keep the kids entertained when the CFA talk to parents about fire safety measures at local school fetes, markets etc.
*Under Victorian legislation, a veteran is someone who has served, or is serving, in the Armed Forces of Australia, or the forces of another Commonwealth country (ie: New Zealand, United Kingdom, India) or Allied (ie: United States of America, France) country. The individual does not need to have seen active/warlike service overseas to meet the definition. Both full-time/regular and part-time/reserve service falls within the criteria.
**In accordance with Branch By-Law’s regarding patriotic welfare funds monies, may only be spent on Veterans & dependants (as defined by the Branch By-Laws).