RSL Australia's limited edition Anzac biscuit tins at a store near you
A message from RSL Australia
The humble Anzac biscuit has become an iconic pantry item in the homes of Australians and New Zealanders for well over 100 years and are an iconic feature of our Anzac Day commemorations. A simple recipe characterised today by oats, desiccated coconut, flour, sugar, butter and golden syrup, it originated as a hardy biscuit that could be sent in care packages to troops on the front line in the First World War.
Soldiers often ate them as a substitute for bread or crumbled them to form a porridge. When supplemented with condensed milk, 'Anzac porridge' was a prized delicacy.
Every year the RSL partners with Bakers Finest to produce Anzac biscuit collector tins. A portion of the proceeds goes back to the RSL to support its charitable work providing welfare services and advocacy support to our veteran community and their families.
This year's range of limited-edition tins will be available in Coles, Woolworths and Aldi as well as some independent stores. Each of the five designs commemorates a significant anniversary or key period in our military history.
The 2023 Anzac biscuit tin themes are:
- The War in Afghanistan: Represents our youngest community of veterans, who were deployed between 2001 and 2021 to support Coalition efforts to contain the threat of international terrorism and to support the Afghan Government. Available in Aldi supermarkets.
- AHS Centaur: 80th anniversary of the sinking of Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur, which was sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland. Available in Aldi supermarkets.
- The Korean War 1950–1953: 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, in which Australia joined a United Nations force to defend South Korea from a communist insurgency and the North Korean Army. Available in independent outlets.
- The Vietnam War 1962–1973: 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, during which Australia deployed some 60,000 personnel to defend South Vietnam from the North's Communist regime. Available in Coles, Woolworths and some independent supermarkets.
- The First World War: Anzac Day marks the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915. Today we commemorate the service of all Australian service personnel, over a century of wars, conflicts and peace operations. The war was the catalyst for the establishment of the RSL, to support soldiers returning home. Available in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.
Anzac Day is on Tuesday, 25 April 2025. Across Australia, the RSL is involved in commemorative services, events, sporting fixtures and fundraisers, each paying tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by our Defence and veteran community. Find out more about what's on and how you can participate.