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        • 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

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        • 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.

On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force will mark 100 years of service to Australia.

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#ARMY NEWS AAFCANS has partnered with Australian veteran-owned coffee supplier Beraldo Coffee, locally roasted in Melbourne. The Beraldo family have a large roasting plant at Heidelberg, a café and event space located in Northcote where they first started the business. Now distributed across the AAFCANS network of coffee outlets on 26 ADF bases, Beraldo will also support AAFCANS with an ongoing program of professional barista training for the local café team. More >

Army Amenities Vehicle
(l-r) Australian Army Private Craig Walker, Corporal Travis Hall, and Private Joshua Bulfin, all from the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, gather with their purchases from the AAFCAN’s new Mobile Amenities Vehicle at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville. *** Local Caption *** Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade will benefit from a new mobile amenities vehicle as part of a wider design trial by AAFCANS. The single axle light truck was presented to Commander of the 3rd Brigade, Brigadier Kahlil Fegan, on Monday 19 October 2020 and will replace the current vehicles servicing Lavarack Barracks. This acquisition forms part of AAFCANS $2.6 million strategic investment program which commenced in 2018. It is projected the replacement and refreshment rollout will carry through to 2023 and impact their overall fleet.

New Mobile Amenities
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RAAF Amberley Online Ordering


Technology-driven service delivery is a key aspect of AAFCANS 17-22 strategic plan.

As part of AAFCANS strategy ‘Where you go we go’ it has identified the opportunity for app-ordering to expand its amenities reach on Defence bases by including a food and retail delivery service direct to members. “We are piloting our online ordering/delivery service, branded ‘AAFCANS On-Demand’ at RAAF Base Amberley,” AAFCANS acting CEO Tim Manic said.

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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 >


#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 >

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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