Royal United Services Institute of Australia

RUSI of Tasmania


RUSI of Tasmania - 96th Anniversary Year


Brief History

The United Service Institute of Tasmania was founded in Hobart in 1924 and a Branch formed in Launceston, in the north of the state, in 1934. Over the years many distinguished Tasmanians served the Institute as Presidents and Committee Members. In the early 1980s a decision was taken to form a State Council and to create a ‘Hobart Branch’ to be on the same footing as the Branch in Launceston.  A new Constitution was drawn up and approved and a State President was appointed to head the State Council.  A State Secretary was also appointed to act as the Executive Officer of the RUSI of Tasmania.   The State Council Consists of those two office bearers plus the two Branch Presidents plus two representatives from each Branch Committee. The ‘Royal’ prefix was granted in 1975 and the Institute incorporated in 2002.  The body is now The Royal United Service Institute of Tasmania Inc. Each Branch is autonomous in the planning and execution of its local program save that the State Council assists with the co-ordination and attendance of interstate speakers and is the conduit between the Branches and the National Body.


Please be aware that in the interests of our member’s health and well -being, and exercising our Duty of Care to members, the State President (WGCDR Charles Hill) has directed that all RUSI activities in Tasmania  be suspended for a period of three (3) months to the end of June 2020.  We will monitor the developing situation and be ready to respond to any changing circumstance.

Keep safe and best wishes, from Alan Robertson OAM CSM RFD 

The Branches usually meet as follows:

Launceston:  The third Wednesday in each month (save January and December) and meets at 7.30 pm in the Launceston RSL Club 313, Wellington Street, LAUNCESTON  TAS  7250

Hobart:  The third Thursday in each month (save January and December each year) and meets at 7.00 pm in the Flexible Learning Centre Theatrette in Anglesea Barracks, Davey Street, HOBART  TAS  7000

Both Branches maintain a comprehensive military library with some very valuable books held.  Some DVDs and Video cassettes are held as part of the library service.

RUSI of Tasmania Publications

The RUSI of Tasmania publishes a regular newsletter

The RUSI Gazette Vol 3 - August 2019 is now available

The RUSI Gazette Vol 4 - November 2018

The RUSI Gazette Vol 3 - August 2018

The RUSI Gazette Vol 2 - May 2018

The RUSI Gazette Vol 1- February 2017

The RUSI Gazette Vol 4 - November2016

The RUSI Gazette Vol 15 - September 2015