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, May 27, 2009

B is for Box

Sending a parcel to a digger overseas is a piece of cake. It's even easier than buying a birthday present for your mother-in-law.

Here's step 1:

Go to a post office. If you have no idea how to find one, try this post office locator. Most are only open 9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri, so if you are a wage slave, I suggest you find one near work.

Look around the walls of the post office until you see some shelves stacked with poster tubes, CD envelopes and shipping boxes. Go to those shelves.

Choose a BM sized box. If you think you will have trouble remembering the size, think BUM - as in BuM. Alternatively, a BM box is about the size of a shoebox. Think shoes and BuMs - you can't go wrong.

Pay the nice man or lady at the counter $2. That's for the BuM box. You can save time later by asking them for a customs slip - but if you forget, don't worry. You'll just have to fill one out when you bring the box back.

Now take the BuM box home and leave it somewhere where you'll trip over it - that will remind you to fill it with goodies and then return it to the post office for sending.

That's all you need to do for starters. Get a $2 box. Take it home. We'll take it a step at a time from there.


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I'm really mad right now :( not at you guys you guys are doing a fantastic job but at the defense force. I posted the address you put out to send packages to the troops and put a message on oztion about it. well someone rang the defense force and they were told not to send any packages as it would only cause problems!!!!!
They are saying that they do not endorse the address you guys have out down nor do they endorse the act of sending unnamed packages to our troops!! I'm really really mad about it. What a hid they have and what a joke. I'm sure the man sitting in Sydney taking telephone calls has a nice home to go to and a safe place to sleep. What about our troops over there fighting??? he doesn't seem to give a damn about them... rant over for now at least
I will still be sending my packages and hope to send them fortnightly starting this week.
Keep up the good job guys.
Love and Light

Nilk said...
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Nilk said...

Thanks for the kind words, Claire, and thanks for sending packages.

With respect to someone phoning the Dept of Defence and getting told that they don't endorse what we're doing, as far as I'm aware, that's correct.

There is no official policy on advertising this service, as far as I'm aware.

In any case, please don't be too mad. We don't know what's going on behind the scenes, or who's writing policy on this. (Or not.)

Just feel free to send another care package.

If we get told to cease and desist with our itty bitty blog, then I might stress, but I don't believe in worrying before I need to.

You can email any of us any time if you really want to vent. :)

Keep up the good work, Claire - you can get me at rwdbanon at yahoo dot com dot au.

Rusti said...

Hi all,

I will be sending out some more care packages soon, have lots of goodies already and I will definitely address one to The Chaplain to give to a Soldier who dosen't have family or support back home.

I think you're all wonderful thoughtful people to send parcels to our brave service men and women. You all deserve a big pat on the back...cheers and all the best to you all...