Service Membership BadgeThe RSL Service Membership Badge is a symbol of readiness at all times to render service to Queen and Country, and to former comrades.  It is a time-honoured emblem, one that has been worn with a deep sense of pride by the most revered in our land, and one that glorifies the coats of all privileged to wear it.  Neither wealth, nor influence, nor social standing can purchase the badge, which may be worn in honour only by those who have rendered service in the Armed Forces of Australia and her Allies.
The badge is a statement of Service Membership of the Returned and Services League and should be worn with pride.  It declares a commitment to render service at all times to your country, your comrades and the League.  It joins members with a time-honoured organisation that was founded by the most revered in our land and it’s a privilege to wear this symbol of unity with the legend of ANZAC.
We ask that you look upon the Service Membership Badge as an inspiration to good citizenship, cherishing it as a symbol of all that is best in our national life, and living up to the high ideals on which the organisation is based.
The crown at the top of the badge symbolises the League’s loyalty to the Queen.  Below the crown, the floral emblems are as follows.  On the left, the wattle is symbolic of Australia.  On the right, the leek, the rose, the thistle, and the shamrock are symbolic of and represent the link with Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland respectively.
Your attention is drawn to the three colours in the badge.  The red represents the blood tie of war that exists between you and your comrades.  White stands for the purity of your motive in joining the League; to render services without thought of personal gain or ambition.  The blue indicates your willingness to render that service to a comrade anywhere under the blue sky wherever he may be.
Depicted in the centre of the badge, and encircled by the name of the organisation, you will see a sailor, soldier, an airman and service woman marching together with their arms linked in friendship.  This is to show that within the circle of the League, all Services, and all ranks, march together in unity and comradeship.