If you follow us, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:
press releases will be announced via Twitter in addition to normal distribution channels
alerts about new content on our website and links to official publications relating to the work of the department
updates from the department
alerts about new content on our website
other practical information on services available through the department
Who we follow
The department will follow other government agencies, as well as any accounts followed by our audience, or accounts of interest to our followers.
The Press Office reserves the right to determine whether or not an account should be followed.
Retweets are not endorsements of an opinion or comment.
The Department of Defence retweets third parties where they are a government department or office (including international or multilateral government), or a related organisation.
Other third parties may only be retweeted in exceptional circumstances and for the direct benefit of our followers. This will be determined by the Press Office on a case-by-case basis.
@Tweets/Replies and Direct Messages
The department welcomes engagement with our tweets, but the best way to get in touch is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Failure to engage with a third party tweet should not be viewed as a refusal to comment on a particular issue.
Please do not include any personal/private information in your tweet or Direct Message (DM) to us.
The department reserves the right to report the following to Twitter and block the relevant account:
accounts that impersonate the Department of Defence in any way
abusive or spam tweets
Our Twitter account may occasionally be unavailable. The Press Office accepts no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.