Supporting Defence personnel on Anzac Day
The most effective way to show support is to supportthetroops [at] defence.gov.au (send an email message) to the troops. These messages are widely circulated and much appreciated by Defence members.
The Australian Defence Force also encourages the public to consider making a lasting contribution to personnel who have deployed, and their families, by donating to the RSL, Legacy or Soldier On.
Sending parcels to deployed personnel
Members of the public wishing to send parcels to deployed personnel for Anzac Day are asked to ensure that packages are made up of non-perishable goods. In order to ensure an equitable distribution of parcels it is requested that all donations are gender-neutral, and be addressed to ‘An Australian Defence Member’, not to a specific job title, trade or unit member.
To ensure that all items are able to be delivered to our deployed forces, donors are advised to visit the Defence website for more information about requirements and restrictions.
Unfortunately Defence can not accept care packages for Military Working Dogs or Explosive Detection Dogs due to strict care requirements relating to both their diet and their training programs.
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