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 2016/2017 Financial Year, AAFCANS contributed $538,126.38 
to the Army and Air Force
through its automated retail vending program.

In excess of 280 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 16/17 AAFCANS vending program gave back $538,126.38 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 FY15-16

Site Fund Name $ Disbursement
Lavarack North Queensland Amenities Fund 59,079.12
Latchford & Bandiana Albury Wadonga Military Area Amenities Fund 45,086.38
Gallipoli EAAF Welfare 34,469.12
Robertson & Berrimah First Brigade Disbursement Fund 25,890.01
Puckapunyal Puckapunyal Area Amenities Board 25,440.05
RAAF Edinburgh Formation Welfare Edinburgh 23,971.40
Kapooka Relief Trust Fund - RTF General 22,520.36
Holsworthy LMA Amenities Fund 16,631.88
RAAF Darwin RAAF Darwin Base Ammenities Com 14,863.24
RAAF Amberley RAAF Amberley Welfare 12,428.66
RAAF Williamtown RAAF Williamtown Unit Welfare 8,852.56
Canungra Kokoda Barracks Regimental Trust Fund 7,049.28
Watsonia Watsonia Area Ammenities Committee 5,968.80
Army Army Central Amenities 5,185.82
RAAF Richmond Base Welfare RAAF Richmond 5,178.17
RAAF Wagga Unit Welfare Base - SQN 4,640.13
RAAF Tindal RAAF Tindal Welfare Fund 2,196.96
Duntroon RMC College Association 1,966.43
RAAF Townsville National Access Townsville Welfare 1,604.67
Navy RAN Central Canteens Fund 875.61
RAAF Williams RAAF Williams Welfare Committee 718.88
Larrakeyah Reginald Ratty VC Club 672.77
Oakey AAVNTC Regimental Trust Fund 314.96
Orchard Hills EOTS Social Club 58.92
Karakatta Western Region Army Amenities Fund 53.16
Brisbane VB Officers & Sergeant Mess 51.55