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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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
  • acknowledgement on how the word 'Anzac' will be associated with brands or corporations.

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


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.


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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Commemorations and War Graves

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Operating address: Gnabra Building
21 Genge Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9998
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Contact us phone: 1800 555 254
Phone: 13 32 54