An Evening with Sir Noel Coward

Time magazine once summed up Noel Coward by saying he had "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". But he was so much more - he was also a remarkable and prolific composer, playwright, director, actor and singer. On Tuesday 11 September, ROSL Victoria Branch members and guests enjoyed a delightful musical soirée at The Savage Club Melbourne under the auspices of Club Member Mr Kenneth Park, a ROSL Honorary Life Member. 

ANZAC Day Commemorated

Today marks the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, that commemorates those who have died serving their country in war and peacetime. Originally ANZAC Day just honoured the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), who fought in Gallipolli during the First World War, one of the bloodiest battles of the war, but has since been broadened to include other service men and women in later conflicts. 

Christmas Cards and Diaries Now Available

Our seasonal bestsellers, the ROSL Christmas card and 2018 diaries, are now available to order from our website

Global Support for the Arts

The ROSL Western Australia (WA) Branch has long supported the aims of the organisation by taking a keen interest in the musical education of young people. 

Happy Australia Day!

To all our members in Australia, and to all Australia members elsewhere in the world, Happy Australia Day! 

Morning Tea at Government House Melbourne

ROSL Branch Secretary Ron Williamson reports on a recent visit to Government House, Melbourne. 

New Exhibition: Ecologies of Change

In partnership with the Printmakers Council, ROSL is launching its latest exhibition on Thursday, Ecologies of Change. 

Overseas Award Goes to Benson Wilson

Last night saw the final clubhouse-based concert of this year's Annual Music Competition, in which the most outstanding overseas musicians from the previous weeks' Section Finals were invited back to compete for the Overseas Award. 

Perfect Weather for a Garden Party

Last night, members and Friends of ROSL ARTS gathered in the beautiful balmy weather of the ROSL garden for a party that celebrates the work of the arts team in supporting young musicians, visual artists and writers from around the Commonwealth. 

ROSL Appoints Patron in Australia

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia, has graciously agreed to become Patron of the Royal Over-Seas League in Australia. He will act as a figurehead for our 3,500 members in the country. 

ROSL Is What You Make Of It

Australian Victoria Branch Council member Mark Trayling recounts his more than 20 years of membership, how ROSL has grown with him and what he still gets out of club life today. 

ROSL Victoria Debates Brexit

Victoria Branch Secretary, Ron Williamson, reports on his branch's latest lunch and talk on the theme of Brexit. 

Tasmanian Pianist Wins ROSL Prize

Gabrielle Cayoun, student in Classical Piano at the University of Tasmania, has been awarded the $1,000 Royal Over-Seas League Tasmania Branch Prize in Classical Piano. 

Tasmanian Pianist Wins ROSL Prize

Tasmanian Pianist Luke Frost has been awarded the $1,000 Royal Over-Seas League Tasmania Branch Prize in Classical Piano. 

The Centenary of the House of Windsor

On 17 July 2017 members and guests of the Royal Over-Seas League Victorian Branch gathered at a formal dinner to mark the Centenary of the Proclamation by HM King George V of the House of Windsor. The event was held at the delightful Alexandra Club, Melbourne [named in honour of HM Queen Alexandra]. 

Victorian Branch Development Project Update

ROSL Victoria report on the development project to provide a computer teaching laboratory for Selwyn College, Honiara, The Soloman Islands. 

Younger Members First Thursdays

As many of you will know, the staple of the Younger Members' event calendar is the Frst Thursdays meet-ups, which (appropriately enough) happen on the first Thursday of every month. In February, younger members will be gathering to raise funds to help fight the Australian bushfires. 

Your ROSL: Stephen Jones

In our ongoing 'Your ROSL' series, Australian member Stephen Jones gives us a perspective on the club from someone who might not visit the clubhouse that often. What is most important to him?