Use of the Word ANZAC

In the lead up to Anzac Day next month, AADA has received correspondence from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in relation to the use of the word ‘Anzac’.

The correspondence requested that AADA make members aware of Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Regulations 1921 (Cth) (the Regulations), which outline how, where and when the word ‘Anzac’ may be used. It is important to note that the use of the word ‘Anzac’ is not permitted in an official or corporate manner without permission from DVA. For example, this includes selling or producing goods, fundraising, exhibitions, games and sporting events.

Members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Regulations which are available on the DVA website, as is the simple application form for permission to use the word ‘Anzac’. There is no cost to apply for a permit.