Please be aware that there are Government restrictions regarding the use of the word “Anzac”.
This is particularly important in the lead up to Anzac Day 2021.

Broadly, the regulations prevent the use of the word ‘Anzac’ from being used (on its own), in any official or corporate manner without permission from the Minister for Veteran Affairs.
Frequently declined uses of the word ‘Anzac’:

  • Fundraising initiatives with no ex-service organisation links;
  • Products including or associated with alcohol and tobacco;
  • Events or products associated with gambling; and
  • Merchandise not intended to raise funds for an ex-service organisation or charity.

The Regulations do not apply in specific circumstances when using the words ‘Anzac Day’ in connection with events or entertainment held on 25 April itself.

For example, the ‘Anzac Day Fun Run’ does not require permission to use the word ‘Anzac’, if the event is held on 25 April. However, the ‘Anzac Fun Run’ would still require permission, even if it is held on 25 April given the use of the word ‘Anzac’ on its own.
Essentially, the use of the word ‘Anzac’ on its own is much more heavily restricted that the use of the words ‘Anzac Day’ together.

The Regulation and associated guidelines are available on DVA’s website here.

To apply for permission to use the word ‘Anzac’, a simple application form is also available on the website, there is no cost to apply. Additional enquiries can be made to