Please note:

This website was set up to get parcels to Australian Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Airwomen deployed overseas.

You are welcome to cut and paste information and use it to support sending parcels to our service members serving overseas, however, when you do cut and paste please link back to Ocean Sky & Khaki to acknowledge OSK, and so that people can find the blog themselves.

If there are questions one of us will answer if you comment on a post at the blog.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Christmas Mail - open from 1 November to 9 December 2013

Please remember, keep the parcels unisex (don't specifically make them for male or female), and don't send any treats or food for the dogs.

The address is:

An Australian Defence Member
Australian Defence Force NSW 2890

More information here.

We hope this will be the last time for a while that we need to send packages to support our troops deployed overseas!

(Although there will always be service personnel deployed overseas for various reasons, just not in the numbers we have in one place at the moment.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Operation ASTUTE officially ended

The Australian Defence Force has formally concluded Operation ASTUTE in Timor-Leste, with all troops and equipment returned to Australia.

Read more here.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

2013 April 12 ANZAC Day Parcel Delivery Deadline

The deadline for mail to Operation Slipper for ANZAC Day is 12 April, 2013.
For members of the public wishing to send parcels to deployed personnel for Anzac Day 2013, the Australian Forces Post Office box address below will be open until 12 April.

An Australian Defence Member
Australian Defence Force NSW 2890
In order to ensure an equitable distribution of parcels it is requested that all donations be gender-neutral, and be addressed to ‘An Australian Defence Member’, not to a specific job title, trade or unit member.
Please note Defence can not accept care packages for Military Working Dogs or Explosive Detection Dogs due to strict care requirements relating to both their diet and their training programs.
Link to DOD Press Release regarding ANZAC Day parcel deadline.

Thanks to Julieanne!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

East Timor security deployment ended

Australia officially ends the military security mission in East Timor today, with 400 troops set to return home
Australia has quietly ended its military mission in East Timor, with the flag officially lowered on the 13-year deployment at a ceremony in Dili.

The deployment officially ends on Thursday, although Australian personnel will remain through to April next year to return equipment to Australia, close bases and return property and buildings to the East Timor government.

Australia will maintain an ongoing defence relationship by way of the Defence Cooperation Program. As well, Australian Federal Police (AFP) will continue to support local police.