We may not be able to get together to show our appreciation for our veterans and service members, but there are other ways you can support them: by writing, donating or volunteering your time.

Write to the troops

Our troops are deployed all over the world, from the Middle East to the South China Sea. All messages of support are widely circulated to deployed personnel from all three services and are graciously received by deployed Defence members.

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Contact details

Email a message to: supportthetroops@defence.gov.au

Send postcards to: Messages to the Troops, Media Section, 39 Operational Support Battalion, Building 217, Randwick Barracks, NSW 2031

Supporting organisations

There are a number of charities and organisations doing amazing work supporting our defence force members, both past and present. Learn more about them and ways you can contribute.

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Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.

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Soldier On

Soldier On helps contemporary veterans and their families build successful futures.

Get support

The Department of Veterans' Affairs supports those who serve or have served in defence of our nation, and their families.


Mental health support services

If you have served at least one day in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including reservists, several options are available to support your mental health and wellbeing.