Special delivery for defence mail

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

Postage rates for defence mail

Concessional rates apply to any mail addressed to an overseas Australian Forces Post Office (AFPO) Mail up to 2kg (cubed) to all AFPOs, with the exception of AFPO2 (Malaysia) and AFPO6 (PNG) is delivered for free.

Domestic rates of postage apply for the following:-

  • Mail to HMA ships (in any location),
  • AFPO2 (Malaysia),
  • AFPO6 (PNG) and
  • Mail over 2kg (cubed) to all other AFPOs which is charged for the total item weight.

This is calculated at the domestic delivery rate from the point of lodgement to postcode 2890.

How to address mail to defence personnel

Addressing

For delivery to

Address on item

An AFPO

Address on item

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

Address on item

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

An HMA ship in VIC

Address on item

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

An HMA ship in SA

Address on item

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

An HMA ship in QLD

Address on item

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

An HMA ship in TAS

Address on item

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

An HMA ship in WA

Address on item

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

Address on item

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)

Address on item

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

An HMA ship overseas

Address on item

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