The competition, free to all entrants, is proudly sponsored by the RSL Northern Beaches District Council and Forestville RSL Sub-Branch. In conjunction with school principals and teachers, it has been designed to enhance students’ sense of pride and patriotism in being an Australian through writing, poetry, and art.


Entries should reflect sacrifice, loyalty, history, service, tradition and pride in being an Australian – entries should include at least one of these qualities.


Students may choose their topic(s) eg. Defence Force, exploration, the Arts, sports, invention, education, medicine, the environment, conservation or any other relevant topic. An entry may refer to a time of peace or war. Persons or institutions chosen for study and presentation may be well-known or low-profile however the underlying theme will be Australia My Country.


John Scifleet is the coordinator for Australia My Country – contact John on 0428 118 889 or