In Australia, ‘Yours sincerely’ and ‘Kind regards’ are appropriate letter sign-offs if you have used the recipient’s name, such as ‘Dear Mr Johnson’.

If you have said ‘Dear Sir’ or ‘Dear Madam’, use ‘Yours faithfully’ instead.

(My memory-jogger: if you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to, you need to have faith your letter will reach them.)

 

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