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        • Who We Are
        • Part of Australian Defence and supporting
          our Soldiers, Airmen and women since 1915

        • What We Do
        • AAFCANS directly operates Canteens Outlets
          located on ADF bases around Australia.

        • Services On Base
        • AAFCANS and our specialty vendors provide a range of services on base designed to make your ADF life a little easier

        • AAFCANS Directory
        • Browse AAFCANS outlets online and filter by state, base type and facilities.

        • Giving Back
        • As a not-for-profit Defence organisation, any additional funds made goes back to Defence and our customers through disbursements, price cuts and facility improvements.

        • Perks & Promos
        • We’ve put together a number of perks and promotions, which will help you relax, save money and enjoy a little downtime!

        • Loyalty Offer
        • Being part of Defence, we put loyalty on a pedestal. We proudly support those who support us!

        • Our Menus
        • We source and produce the very best quality food and beverages available! Our menus are designed especially for you and deliver on quality – convenience and value!

        • Catering
        • We cater for all types of events held on base.
          No minimum order and free delivery!

        • Reporting
        • View our current corporate governance documents online such as our annual report, corporate plan, policies and more! Archive links are also provided.

AAFCANS is a not-for-profit organisation. It is part of Defence, owned by the Army and Air Force
and has been supporting our soldiers and airmen/airwomen since its inception in 1915.

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#GLAMOROUS... In January 2020, AAFCANS and Defence opened the brand new contemporary canteen facility at RAAF Williamtown. The light beechwood trendy interior, floor to ceiling Eco glass, classy food display cabinets frame the casual open plan dining area. Comfy coffee booths have proved to be a popular cosy spot and the high bench seating with power outlets offers customers a recharge facility for their devices whilst enjoying lunch on-the-go. More >


January 2020 AAFCANS joined the RAAF Williamtown ‘War on Waste. As a proud partner of the initiative and in support of the project has implemented a number of waste management and earth-friendly initiatives in-store.

AAFCANS continues to work closely with the RAAF base leadership team to evolve the offering and help elevate the project objectives.
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July 2020, AAFCANS launched its app-driven loyalty platform nationally. The new app facilitates the loyalty program; virtual wallet which gives members the ability to transact cash-free and card-free, and includes member-only promotions, loyalty stamps, gift vouchers and more. In unison with the app launch, AAFCANS released a pilot online ordering/delivery service, branded ‘AAFCANS On-Demand’ at Gallipoli Barracks. This service will operate via the app or web portal for desktop access.  A further, six Defence bases will benefit from the full online ordering suite in 2020 More >


January 2020, the dated Holsworthy AAFCANS Cafe interior was fully replaced to give customers a modern comfy space. The relaxed industrial style ambience, designer lighting, reclaimed timber features help to showcase the gourmet coffee, new tea range and food offering. Soft furnishings, casual home-style dining tables, high and low seating, board games, books and 65 inch big screen await guests, eager for a chat whilst tending to their quick coffee fix or enjoying a snack and some precious me time. More >


#RAAF NEWS...October 2019.
THE not-for-profit Army and Air Force Canteen Service (AAFCANS) contributed $534,985.22 to Air Force and Army welfare in the 2018/2019 financial year through its automated retail vending program. The top three recipients were RAAF Base Williamtown with an impressive $18,053.57, RAAF Base Edinburgh with $17,643.69, and RAAF Base Darwin, which continues  More >


# ARMY NEWS August 2019.
SMILES were on the menu, along with coffee, food and drinks as AAFCANS lived up to their strategy of ‘where you go, we go’ across Shoalwater Bay during Exercise Talisman Sabre. Along with three well-stocked main kiosks at Theatre Gateway in Rockhampton, Camp Growl and Williamson Airfield, AAFCANS deployed mobile facilities and container More >

Where you go - we go, AAFCANS has been supporting our soldiers and
airmen/airwomen on base and on military exercises/deployments since 1915.



We operate diverse network of food services across 30 Army and Air Force bases and join ADF facilities throughout Australia.

The facilities are specifically designed to meet the needs of our soldiers, airmen/airwomen and base residents. Our food service footprint includes: canteens, kiosks/small pop-up retail outlets, a tavern and bistro.



Our network of mobile amenities includes a fleet of food vans - some with the capabilities of serving barista-style coffee in-board, all-terrain mobile amenities kiosks that can cook and refresh the offer on the move along with a range of coffee carts, retail pods and container kiosks.



Where you go - we go! AAFCANS has the capability to deploy alongside our troops and support military exercises with mobile and field amenities.


AAFCANS also offers customers additional services on base such as: barbers, hairdressers, post offices, mechanical workshops, clothing retailers, dry cleaners, photographers and banks. These are provided on our behalf by our licensed agents.



When members spend their money at an AAFCANS branded vending machine they are contributing money back directly to their base's welfare.

AAFCANS disburses profits from its automated retail vending program to Defence welfare funds - on the bases where the profits were generated.

See 'Giving Back' for the latest welfare disbursements.

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