XMAS CARE PACKAGES FREE TO AUSTRALIAN TROOPS
Care packages can be sent free of charge to the Middle East, so long as they strictly comply with Australia Post guidelines.
Packages can be sent to either male or female personnel and must be posted by 8 DECEMBER 2017.
In order to qualify for free postage, care packages can weigh no more than 2kg (cubic weight limit) and should be packaged within a “BX2” sized box, which are available from Australia Post for approximately two dollars.
You will also be required to fill out some Customs forms and it is suggested that you use a liberal amount of packing tape to ensure that all of the contents arrive at their destination.
To send a care package to an Australian soldier, sailor, airman or airwoman in the Middle East.
Address the package to the following.
(If you wish to send a specific package to a female, change the first line to ‘An Australian Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Airwoman – Female’)
An Australian Soldier
Middle East Operations
Australian Defence Force
SYDNEY NSW 2890
What can be included in Care Packages?
Be creative with donations while being mindful of Australia Post’s guidelines for the free delivery of care packages. Some suggestions are listed below, as are the general restrictions.
Suggestions of what you might like to include:
o Deodorant (non aerosol)
o Shaving cream (non aerosol)
o Small bottle of talcum powder
o Disposable razors
o Shower Gel
o Lip Balm
o Instant Noodles
o Small tinned consumables
o Non-perishable foods
o Magazines – from Vogue to Men’s Health
o Puzzle books
o Letters of support
o Stamped, self addressed envelopes – this way soldiers can thank you for the donation
What not to include
• Pornographic material
• Alcoholic beverages
• Clothing (except socks)
• Pork products
• Chocolate (if sending to warm climates)
We know the recipients are most appreciative of the packages and these people are very deserving of our support.
Lifted from DOD site.