The objectives in the constitution were influenced by the activities and functions of the Association since its start. These include:
- ANZAC Day parade in Brisbane has 150 to 200 marchers.
Since 1989, formal annual regimental dinners have been held on the closest Saturday to ANZAC Day.
- Bi-annual mixed bush dinners have been held at Jimboomba since 1998.
- Memorial services at the Brisbane Cenotaph for NGVR on ANZAC Day and the sinking of the Montevideo Maru on 1 July each year.
- An Annual General Meeting and reunion is held for the election of Association officer bearers.
- At least 6 regular executive committee meetings are held each year.
- Six issues of Harim Tok Tok, the Association newsletter are published and distributed each year to all members.
- Attendance at deceased members’ funerals and upon request, the incorporation of the Association’s funeral segment.
- Contact with and assistance to sick and bereaved members.
The objectives of the Association are to:
(a) bring together the Returned and Ex-Servicemen members of the Association as a Returned and Ex-Servicemen’s Group or Organisation;
(b) promote and encourage, through the Association, a close relationship with the people of Papua New Guinea;
(c) offer scholarships, awards, annual prizes and bursaries to members of the Australian Army and the Papua New Guinea Defence Force;
(d) preserve the memory, records and artefacts of those who served in the Second World War theatre of Papua New Guinea and to arrange exhibitions of the same from time to time in
Australia and Papua New Guinea;
(e) provide plaques and memorials to honour members of the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles who served and died in action or as prisoners of war; and
(f) affiliate with any other organisation which possesses similar aims and objectives upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon.