Approval to Use the Word Anzac - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to use the word 'Anzac' or a word resembling it in a commercial context.

This includes use of the word 'Anzac' in connection with any trade, business and profession or in connection with any entertainment purposes, or as the name or part of a name of any building, institution, private residence, boat, vehicle or charitable or other institution.

You will not require approval for the use of the words 'Anzac Day' in connection with events held on or around 25 April or for the use of the word 'Anzac' in the name of a street, road or park containing or near a memorial to the First or Second World War.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

In submitting your application for approval you must provide an outline of the proposed use of the word 'Anzac', including:

  • Background information and general information on your event or initiative;
  • Details of partnerships and other organisations involved in the running or staging of your project;
  • Financial information regarding how the project is funded and any associated costs, given that the approval is concerned with stopping the use of the word ?Anzac? for commercial gain;
  • Intended usage of the word ?Anzac', including in the title or tagline of any event and its usage on merchandise and advertising; and
  • Acknowledgement on how the word ?Anzac? will be associated with brands or corporations.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Approval to Use the Word Anzac - There is no form for this application. Please send an outline of your proposal to the Contact Officer.

Administering agency

Department of Veterans' Affairs
Commemorations and War Graves
Anzac Centenary and Communication

Act(s) name

Protection of Word "Anzac" Act 1920 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1920 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Commemorations and War Graves
Anzac Centenary and Communication


Mailing address:
Parliament House
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600

Phone:

1800555254

Phone:

133254
usewordanzac@dva.gov.au

Supporting information

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