Approval to Use the Word Anzac - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to use the word 'Anzac', or any word resembling it, in a commercial context. This includes use of the word 'Anzac':

  • in connection with any trade, business and profession
  • in connection with any entertainment purposes
  • 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must provide the following information:

  • applicant information and contact details
  • general information on the event / initiative / proposal
  • whether the application relates to a domain name that includes the word 'Anzac'
  • involvement of other organisations or companies
  • intended use of the word 'Anzac'
  • any associations with brands or corporations 
  • the cost of funding the event / initiative / proposal (if applicable)
  • whether the use of the word 'Anzac' result in any profit 
  • donations to ex-service organisations or charities
  • details of any goods to be imported
  • applicant declaration.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.