Mail for defence personnel

Special delivery for defence mail

Our Defence Mail service is a specialised service for sending mail to defence personnel within Australia and overseas.

Any mail addressed to HMA ships (in any location) or an overseas Australian Forces Post Office (AFPO) will attract a concessional rate.

Postage rates for defence mail

All mail up to 2kg (cubed) to all AFPOs, with the exception of AFPO2 (Malaysia) is delivered for free.

Mail to AFPO2 (Malaysia) and mail over 2kg (cubed) to all other AFPOs is charged at the domestic rate of postage for the total item weight. This is calculated as the domestic delivery rate from the point of lodgment to Sydney.

Please note: We cannot deliver any item over 2kg to AFPO15.

How to address mail to defence personnel

For delivery to 

Address on item

 An AFPO

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of unit
AFPO [insert number of AFPO]
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCES NSW 2890

  An HMA ship in NSW

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCES NSW 2890

 An HMA ship in VIC

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

  An HMA ship in SA

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
ADELAIDE SA 5000

 An HMA ship in QLD

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
BRISBANE QLD 4000

 An HMA ship in TAS

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
HOBART TAS 7000

 An HMA ship in WA

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
PERTH WA 6958

A west-coast based HMA ship
at an unknown Australian location

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
PERTH WA 6958

An HMA ship at an unknown
Australian location (based on any coast other than the West)

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
AUSTRALIA DEFENCE FORCES NSW 2890

An HMA ship overseas 

Serial number, rank and name of recipient
Name of HMA ship
AUSTRALIA DEFENCE FORCES NSW 2890