Vision Statement & Constitution

The Royal Australian Engineers Association (Victoria) Incorporated will be the most relevant and recognized Sapper Association in Victoria with a substantial membership and an enhanced profile and standing within the serving and retired sapper community. To promote the wellbeing and betterment of our members along with serving and retired sappers by the provision of a collegiate sapper association that values and promotes comradeship, esprit de corps, service identity and traditions.


  • Increase the Association’s membership.
  • Develop the capacity of the Association to communicate with the serving and retired sapper community through the enhancement of the Association’s journal “Sapper Summit” and through an internet presence.
  • Establish and enhance the relevance of the Association to all sappers – serving and retired.
  • Undertake the research and recording of sapper history in Victoria.
  • Provide sappers with an organized identity for participation in ANZAC Day and other commemorative events.
  • Promote the achievements of 22 Engineer Regiment and those of its members.
  • Disseminate information relating to sapper events and activities.
  • Recognize and acknowledge excellence and achievement within the sapper community.
  • Provide and promote awareness of welfare issues and resources relevant to service personnel.
  • Promote mateship.
  • Promote esprit de corps between all members of the sapper family.
  • Maintain and promote the traditions and achievements of the Australian Defence Force in general and the Royal Australian Engineers in particular.
  • Seek continual improvement in administrative practices to ensure members receive optimal value for the membership fees and donations.
  • Liaise with and develop co-operative working arrangements with like organizations and associations.
  • Formally develop succession planning for key appointments within the Association.
  • Raise funds to support these objectives and other Association priorities that may arise from time to time.

RAE Association (Vic) Inc. Constitution

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