Protection of Word ‘ANZAC’ Regulations were made in 1921 under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to protect the word ‘ANZAC’, and any word which resembles it, from inappropriate use.
Under the Regulations NO person may use the word ‘ANZAC’, or any word resembling it, in connection with:
USES ALLOWED UNDER THE REGULATIONS
While most uses of the word ‘ANZAC’ require the authority of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS under the Regulations.
Under the Regulations an entertainment is defined as including ‘… any exhibition, performance, lecture, amusement, game, sport or social gathering held or conducted from the purpose of raising money.’
In all other cases the Minister considers the merits of each individual application in deciding whether to approve a particular use.
ANZAC or Anzac?
It is generally advised that ‘ANZAC’ should be used when referring to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. For other, more modern usages of the word (Anzac Day, Anzac Spirit, Anzac Centenary etc.), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs recommends ‘Anzac’.
WHO CAN APPLY TO USE THE LOGO?
Any individual or organisation may apply to DVA to use the Logo for their events and initiatives if they believe it fits with the aims and the spirit of the Anzac Centenary commemorative program.
What are some examples of events and initiatives the Logo can be used for?
The Logo can be used for community based events such as:
WHAT CAN THE LOGO NOT BE USED FOR?
The Logo cannot be used for:
THE ANZAC CENTENARY LOGO
The Logo design encapsulates the qualities that forged the spirit of Anzac and gave birth to our national identity: courage, mateship, sacrifice, generosity, freedom and a fair go for all. The Logo will be used to promote official and related Anzac Centenary 2014-2018 events and initiatives.
The aim of the Logo is to encourage Australians, young and old, male and female, to feel proud of the people and the spirit that helped forge our national identity. It also aims to inspire all Australians to make sure this important legacy is passed down to future generations and never forgotten.
In 1994 a general policy relating to biscuit products was adopted. The policy recognises that the names ‘ANZAC biscuit’ and ‘ANZAC slice’ have been in general use in Australia for many years, recipes appear in many cookbooks and biscuits are sold at numerous small fetes and fundraising events.
It should be noted that approvals for the word ‘ANZAC’ to be used on biscuit products have been given provided that the product generally conforms to the traditional recipe and shape, and is not used in association with the word ‘cookies’, with its non-Australian overtones. For instance, an application for ANZAC biscuits dipped in chocolate would not be approved as they would not conform to the traditional recipe.