Make a Donation
Make a donation to the RSL, Legacy or Soldier On rather than sending a parcel. The RSL, Legacy and Soldier On play in integral role in supporting our troops, particularly those who have been wounded on operations and those family members who are suffering financially and emotionally from the death of a loved one.
Send a Message
You can support your troops with a simple letter, you may like to encourage them to email their message to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message the traditional way to:
Messages to the Troops
39 Personnel Support Battalion
Randwick Barracks NSW 2031
remember to include your name, suburb and state at the top of the email or letter, Defence may also publish your letter on their websites and social media sites to ensure the messages reach more ADF members and their families. Personal details of the sender are not published.
Send a Care Package
A care package can be sent free of charge to the below AFPO address so long as it strictly complies with Australia Post guidelines.
In order to qualify for free postage, care packages can weigh no more than 2kg (cubed) and should be packaged within a “BM” size box, which is available from Australia Post for approximately two dollars.
You will also be required to present photographic identification, fill in some customs forms and it is suggested that you use a liberal amount of packing tape to ensure that all of the contents arrive at their destination.
In order to ensure parcels reach the widest possible number of personnel, please ensure they are gender neutral and address all parcels to “An Australian Defence Member” and not to a specific job title, trade or unit.
The unique Australian Forces Post Office (AFPO) box will be open from 22 October until 7 December 2012. In order to ensure the packages reach the troops by Christmas, all packages should be lodged with Australia Post no later than 7 December 2012.
To send a care package or letter of support to an ADF member posted overseas, address the package or letter to:
An Australian Defence Member
ADF NSW 2890
Deodorant (non aerosol)
Shaving cream (non aerosol)
Small bottle of talcum powder
Magazines – from Vogue to Men’s Health
Letters of support
Stamped, self addressed envelope – this way soldiers can thank you for the donation
Small tinned consumables
Non perishable foods
What not to include
Clothing (except socks)