• Home
  • News
        • 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-Giving-Back-Page-Banner Image source - Defence Media Library

Giving Back

Contributing to the wellbeing of our troops.

AAFCANS is proud to be a not-for-profit organisation and member of the Australian Defence Force family. Our core aim is to serve this community as best as we can. As such, any additional funds we make go back to Defence and our customers through disbursements, price cuts and facility improvements.

Profits from local vending machines are received by each base’s SADFO in the form of a cheque (usually on a quarterly basis). He/she disburses these funds in a way that best serves their local personnel.

In the 2018/2019 Financial Year, AAFCANS contributed $534,985.22 to the Army and Air Force through its automated retail vending program.


In excess of 284 AAFCANS branded state-of-the-art vending machines are in operation across ADF bases, earning vending monies for welfare funds. Not only does AAFCANS vending program provide members with the latest popular convenience products it also helps to earn big dollars for the bases’ welfare funds. The vending machines offer out-of-hours convenience which is widely appreciated by the base communities that use them. The bases where the sales are generated benefit directly from the vending profits and activities. For the FY 18/19 AAFCANS vending program gave back $534,985.22 to Defence welfare.

AAFCANS is part of Defence and is a not-for-profit organisation that exists solely for the welfare of Defence Members and has done so since 1915. AAFCANS directly provides amenities and convenience products and services across 27 ADF bases. The money spent at AAFCANS outlets stays within the Defence family and any profits made are channelled into future investment, continuous innovation and improvement to facilities and services for soldiers, airmen & airwomen.

AAFCANS Vending Disbursements FY19

RAAF AmberleyRAAF Amberley Welfare$13,676.49
RAAF DarwinRAAF Darwin Base Amenities Committee$13,909.38
RAAF EdinburghFormation Welfare Edinburgh$17,643.69
RAAF GlenbrookRAAF Glenbrook Welfare$1,079.56
RAAF LavertonRAAF Williams Welfare Committee$809.78
RAAF Richmond Base Welfare RAAF Richmond, AMS Social Club, Richmond Officers Mess, Building 14 Social Club$3,749.60
RAAF TownsvilleNational Access Townsville Welfare$4,170.36
RAAF WaggaUnit Welfare Base SQN$11,283.96
RAAF WilliamtownRAAF Williamtown Unit Welfare$18,053.57
Borneo BarracksDefence Force School Of Signals EWW Unit Property Account$1,570.92
Gallipoli BarracksEAAF Welfare$50,296.56
HolsworthyLMA Amenities Fund$27,427.79
Irwin BarracksWestern Region Army Amenities Fund $1,025.06
KapookaRelief Trust Fund$30,617.42
Kokoda BarracksKokoda Barracks Regimental Trust Fund$9,562.74
Latchford & BandianaAlbury Wodonga Military Area Amenities Fund$47,159.67
Lavarack BarracksNorth Queensland Amenities Fund$108,674.37
OakeyAAVNTC Regimental Trust Fund$487.78
PuckapunyalPuckapunyal Area Amenities Board$40,132.04
Randwick BarracksRandwick Barracks Canteen Fund$9,046.95
Robertson BarracksFirst Brigade Disbursement Fund$40,476.67
Simpson BarracksWatsonia Area Amenities Committee$15,066.40
SingletonSingleton Area Amenities Fund$32,159.20
VB SydneyVictoria Barracks RTF$235.46
Woodside BarracksSixteen AL Regiment Funds$3,201.78
ADFAAcademy Cadets Mess ADFA; AFG Social Club$6,242.43
Campbell Park, Defence Training CentreArmy Central Amenities$12,080.39
Centre, RMC DuntroonUnit Welfare Base SQN$8,683.58
Russell OfficesRAN Central Canteens Fund$6,461.61
$534,985.22 (TOTAL)

AAFCANS Vending Disbursements FY17-18

GallipoliEAAF Welfare$ 56,928.93
Latchford & BandianaAlbury Wodonga Military Area Amenities Fund$ 54,997.42
KapookaRelief Trust Fund - RTF General$ 44,553.10
PuckapunyalPuckapunyal Area Amenities Board$ 46,729.30
HolsworthyLMA Amenities Fund$ 30,580.16
RAAF WilliamtownRAAF Williamtown Unit Welfare$ 39,624.13
RAAF EdinburghFormation Welfare Edinburgh$ 17,904.63
WatsoniaWatsonia Area Ammenities Committee$ 16,823.84
RAAF AmberleyRAAF Amberley Welfare$ 14,302.58
Robertson & BerrimahFirst Brigade Disbursement Fund$ 34,096.23
RAAF WaggaUnit Welfare Base - SQN$ 11,624.65
CanungraKokoda Barracks Regimental Trust Fund$ 13,231.30
RAAF DarwinRAAF Darwin Base Ammenities Com$ 6,512.56
RAAF TownsvilleNational Access Townsville Welfare$ 3,931.45
Randwick BarracksRandwick Barracks Canteen Fund$ 8,698.71
RAAF RichmondBase Welfare RAAF Richmond$ 2,558.18
ACT ArmyArmy Central Amenities$ 14,120.27
Woodside BarracksSixteen AL Regiment Funds$ 2,977.34
RAAF WilliamsRAAF Williams Welfare Committee$ 864.29
ACT NavyRAN Central Canteens Fund$ 7,552.70
SingletonSingleton Area Amenities Fund$ 763.87
Glenbrook BarracksOfficers Mess Glenbrook Welfare Fund$ 451.50
Borneo BarracksDefence Force School Of Signals EWW Unit $ 1,344.67
OakeyAAVNTC Regimental Trust Fund$ 2,092.67
ADFAADFA$ 4,986.72
ACT Air ForceUnit Welfare Base SQN$ 10,149.88
Irwin BarracksWestern Region Army Amenities Fund $ 1,307.03
$ 549,025.89 (TOTAL)

© 2020 AAFCANS - Privacy - Freedom of Information - Public Interest Disclosure - Website Design by OnePoint Software Solutions