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Kindred organisations

The following sites relate to defence and national security matters, as well as historical aspects of defence. All sites are offered without endorsement by the Royal United Services Institute of Victoria, Inc. Sites are listed as they may help stimulate the defence debate.








The RUSI of Whitehall is the original RUSI body, from which similar bodies across the globe have sprung.

They are highly respected in the Defence and Security community.

They hold regular seminars and their headquarters in Chatham House is where the Chatham House Rule originated.


RUSI of  Australia is a co-ordinating body for the various state based RUSI bodies. It provides an overview of RUSI activities nationally and it has links to other State RUSI bodies.

The Military History and Heritage Victoria 

( MHHV Inc.) aims to encourage interest in Australian and especially Victorian military history and heritage in all of its forms; to develop and engage in activities related to its research, preservation, promotion, education and commemoration. MHHV also aims to promote the interests of its member organisations in the community at large and to promote communication and cooperation within the military history and heritage community.





The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders. 



Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver Island members support the enhancement and maintenance of:

  • effective national security and national defence policies by the government; and

  • capable Canadian Armed Forces with adequate troops, training and equipment.

Members also foster a link between the public and the Armed Forces so that the roles and needs for adequate Armed Forces can be better understood by all Canadians. T

Since 1975 the ADA has been Australia's only truly independent and non-partisan public-interest watchdog and 'think-tank'on strategic security, defence and wider national security issues.


The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria's memorial of National Significance to the men and women who have served Australia in armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations throughout our nation's history. Melbourne's most iconic building, the Shrine draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, to remember, to contemplate, to admire or to visit as tourists. It is a place where all can come to learn about the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women. Explore the Galleries of Remembrance with permanent and temporary exhibition spaces integrated between the memorial’s original red brick foundation columns. Over 800 objects, photographs, uniforms and works of art illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from the 1850s to the present day.


The DRA is a tri-service organisation supporting the Australian Defence Force, promoting the interests, and safeguarding the concerns of the Defence Reserve component of the ADF

The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company is a public company and a volunteer not- for- profit organisation of members. The Company’s core purpose is: to promote the significance of Australia’s Artillery, its history and heritage.


A memorial to honour and commemorate the 23,000 Australian soldiers and nurses who served in South Africa between 1899 and 1902 is to be built on a dedicated site on Anzac Parade in our national capital, Canberra. This memorial will fill a missing link in the chain of memorials that recognize the sacrifices of the many Australians who have served in conflicts since Australia became a nation state in 1901. It is the only major war that is not already commemorated on Anzac Parade.

Spirit of Australia Foundation

The Spirit of Australia Foundation was established to remember and commemorate Australia’s heritage.

Our aims are to:

  • educate Australians, especially school students, about great Australian role models who have made a significant contribution to our country in a variety of endeavours, and

  • remember and commemorate Significant Australians and events

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