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Have you completed your
Application for Relocation (AFR)?
Toll Transitions Case Managers are standing by to help.
It is important to complete your relocation documentation
as soon as possible, especially if you are relocating
during the peak posting period and your preferred
moving dates are to be met.
You must include your preferred dates on your
AFR, as until we have actual dates we cannot start
Complete your AFR online now at www.tolltransitions.
com/defence and your Case Manager will contact you
to get things moving.
If you have any immediate questions or concerns,
please contact us on 1800 819 167.
Toll Transitions: Freecall 1800 819 167
The posting season is here!
Don't stress out
We are here to help
you all the way.
Help us raise vital
funds for Legacy.
*Terms and Conditions apply.
**Valet Unpack Service includes:
Furniture arranged in each room,
beds made, goods unpacked and
put away in cupboards, bench tops
wiped down, cartons fully emptied
and collapsed ready for collection
Legacy will receive $1
for each Application For
Relocation (AFR) entered
online via Toll Transitions'
website from 1st July to 31st
December 2012. Our aim is to
raise more than $10,000 in the
coming peak posting period.
In addition to helping Legacy,
you will also go into a
monthly draw* for a Valet
SENDING those vital messages
and presents to deployed personnel
during the busy Christmas period is
being made easier via the Australian
Forces Post Office (AFPO).
Cut-off dates have been imple-
mented to ensure mail arrives on time.
Mail being sent to AFPOs 1, 7, 8,
10, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18 must be sent
in time to arrive at the Australia Post
facility in Sydney by December 7.
Mail for AFPOs 2, 5 and 11 must
arrive in Sydney before December
14. Mail to these addresses is subsi-
dised by Defence.
Mail to ships operating out-
side these AFPOs attracts nor-
mal Australian postage rates and
is subsidised for delivery beyond
LEUT Chris Duke, of the
Directorate of Supply Chain
Operations and Plans, said people
sending mail should also note that
this service was only for families
and friends writing to loved ones.
"Mail above 2kg will attract
postal charges, so it's best to keep it
under 2kg," LEUT Duke said.
"The best advice is get in early,
but if there is any doubt, senders
to ease rush
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within Australia should check with
Australia Post to determine an
appropriate posting date from their
location to meet the closing dates.
"Deployed forces should check
with their local AFPO to determine
an appropriate posting date from
Senders are also reminded that
some items such as alcohol, wom-
en's magazines or other types of
publications can cause offence in
some locations and that all mail is
subject to border security.
Checking the Australia Post
website will ensure the item doesn't
cause a problem.
AB J Scott
Australian Defence Force
On operations (including HMAS
Anzac attached to AFPO 10):
PMKeyS number; rank; initial;
surname; unit; operation;
AFPO (add number); Australian
Defence Force NSW 2890.
Other HMA Ships; PMKeyS
number, rank, initials, surname;
HMAS, Australian Defence
Force NSW 2890
All customs documentation and
declarations must be filled out cor-
rectly and attached to the parcel.
Also, proof of identity is required
when posting a parcel.
If a parcel doesn't comply with
international mail security require-
ments, it may be held up or be
rejected by security checks.
The Defence subsidised mail sent
through the Defence Postal Service
is restricted to personal mail only
for Defence personnel or approved
agencies working with Defence.
These arrangements do not cater
for any material of a humanitarian or
goodwill nature. Anyone consider-
ing humanitarian aid or bulk good-
will donations must contact Military
Strategic Commitments on 02-6266
7515 through their Service HQ
before making any plans.
Defence also advises dog care
packages cannot be accepted because
of training and diet requirements.
For more information on Australia Post
requirements, call 13 13 18, or visit the
website at www.auspost.com.au
GET IN EARLY: Correctly addressing mail and sending it on time will ensure
postal clerks can process messages in time for Christmas. Photo: CPL Mark Doran
MEMBERS from Defence Community
Organisation (DCO) Sydney and
Liverpool got messy in the kitchen for
a team-building exercise in Bondi on
Our Big Kitchen (OBK) is a com-
munity kitchen designed to help people
who are experiencing a hard time, need
a hand getting started or deserve recog-
nition and can accommodate up to 120
volunteers at a time.
LCDR Paul Hayes, of DCO Sydney,
said the kitchen relied on donations of
goods and services, including food and
time by volunteers.
"OBK is all about bringing the com-
munity together for a good cause," he
"Everyone has a stake in it, every-
one can participate in it and everyone
can benefit from it."
During the visit, the team prepared
150 meals for the Matthew Talbot
Hostel, which provides accommoda-
tion, meals, clothing, health and per-
sonal care to up to 600 homeless men
"The initiative was a fantastic way
for the team to create a sense of cohe-
siveness and togetherness, bringing
unity and allowing them to work as a
team by preparing and cooking meals,"
LCDR Hayes said.
"The day was fun, interactive and
provided an opportunity to learn about
role sharing, contribution and the ben-
efit of working together outside their
More exercises are planned. For more infor-
mation contact Blaire Sayers at blaire.say-
email@example.com or Lorraine Hastie at
DCO lends a hand
to cook up a storm
to help the needy
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: LCDR Paul Hayes, of DCO Sydney, lends a
hand in Our Big Kitchen preparing meals for the homeless.
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