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Deemed Members and Declared Members

The following is a list of all currently in force instruments deeming or declaring certain civilians to be members of the Defence Force rendering continuous full-time service under section 5R(1)(a) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) or declaring certain civilians to be members under section 8 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA). This table is a summary only and the information in it should not be used in place of that contained in the actual instruments to which it refers.  The timeframes given span the dates covered by the items in each instrument, but each individual item may specify a different period within that timeframe. 

For privacy reasons, the instruments are not available online.  Copies of all instruments are held by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and can be looked up by staff on request. 

For more information on this kind of service, see Deemed Members and Declared Members.

Region

Individuals or Units Covered

Start Date

End Date

Date Signed

Act

East Timor

War Artists in East Timor *QS depends

on period served

25 Oct 1999

Ongoing

04 Nov 1999

VEA

Emerg/Conf

Schedule 2 Item 2 (Philanthropics etc)

29 Jun 1950

31 Aug 1957

18 Dec 1987

VEA

Emerg/Conf

Schedule 2 Item 3 (Philanthropics etc)

01 Sep 1957

31 Jul 1960

18 Dec 1987

VEA

Gulf/WoT/UN

Op Falconer - War Artists *QS depends

on period served

13 Apr 2003

Ongoing

10 Apr 2003

VEA

Gulf/WoT/UN

Op Slipper  - War Artists *QS depends

on period served

02 Feb 2002

Ongoing

05 Feb 2002

VEA

Korea

Schedule 2 Item 1  (Philanthropics etc)

27 Jun 1950

19 Apr 1956

18 Dec 1987

VEA

Multiple

Schedule 2 Items 4-8 (Philanthropics etc)

1 Aug 1960

11 Jan 1973

18 Dec 1987

VEA

Multiple

Schedule 2 Items 9-14 (Philanthropics)

18 Feb 1989

30 Nov 1994

30 Jul 2007

VEA

Solomons

Op Anode - War Photographers

21 Oct 2003

Ongoing

20 Oct 2003

VEA

Vietnam

Merchant Mariners HMAS Jeparit/Boonaroo

17 Mar 1967

11 Mar 1972

11 Dec 2000

VEA

Vietnam

Vietnam (southern zone) - Liaison with

US Forces (individuals)

4 Aug 1967

4 Jan 1972

22 Jul 2013

VEA

Vietnam

Vietnam (southern zone) – Civilian Individual

03 May 1966

24 Jun 1966

31 May 2007

VEA

WWI

Mariners

04 Aug 1914

10 Nov 1918

05 Nov 1991

VEA

WWII

Philanthropics etc

03 Sep 1939

02 Sep 1945

18 Dec 1987

VEA

WWII

Torres Strait Islanders

01 Dec 1943

15 Aug 1945

13 Dec 1994

VEA

WWII

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

07 Mar 1942

15 Aug 1945

30 Mar 1992

VEA

No specific region

Philanthropic Organisations - Part IV

07 Dec 1972

Ongoing

18 Dec 1987

VEA

No specific region

Philanthropic Organisations - Warlike Service

Anytime

Ongoing

30 Jul 2007

VEA

No specific region

Honorary ADF, Philanthropics, Career Transition

1 July 2004

30 June 2013

1 July 2004

MRCA

No specific region

War Photographer (Individual)

1 Feb 2006

30 Apr 2006

17 Mar 2006

MRCA

No specific region

Musicians & Entertainers (and their support teams)

1 Jul 2004

16 Dec 2015

17 Dec 2015

MRCA

No specific region

Artists (all media) commissioned by

the War Memorial

1 Feb 2007

16 Dec 2015

16 Dec 2015

MRCA

No specific regionHonorary ADF, Philanthropics, Resettlement Training Ongoing21 Sep 2018DRCA