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Middle East (generally)

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All determinations relating to service in the Middle East under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) can be found on www.legislation.gov.au.  Links to current determinations are below:

Current

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Accordion (non-warlike)
MRCA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Accordion (non-warlike)
VEA1 Dec 2001OngoingOperation Ariki (warlike)
MRCA1 Dec 2001OngoingOperation Ariki (warlike)
VEA17 Jul 2003OngoingOperation Athena (warlike)
MRCA17 Jul 2003OngoingOperation Athena (warlike)
VEA31 Aug 199212 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (warlike)
VEA13 May 199912 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (non-warlike)
VEA16 Jul 200331 Jul 2009Operation Catalyst (warlike)
MRCA16 Jul 200331 Jul 2009Operation Catalyst (warlike)
VEA18 Mar 199919 Oct 2001Operation Damask (non-warlike)
VEA7 Oct 2001OngoingOperation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan (warlike)
MRCA7 Oct 2001OngoingOperation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan (warlike)

VEA

18 Mar 2003

22 Jul 2003

Operation Falconer (warlike)

VEA7 May 1991OngoingOperations Habitat and Blazer (hazardous)
VEA1 Sep 2004OngoingOperation Herrick (warlike)
MRCA1 Sep 2004OngoingOperation Herrick (warlike)
VEA1 Jan 2015OngoingOperation Highroad (warlike)
MRCA1 Jan 2015OngoingOperation Highroad (warlike)
VEA30 Jun 199112 Jan 2003Operation Jural (warlike)
VEA1 Jan 2009OngoingOperation Kruger (warlike)
MRCA1 Jan 2009OngoingOperation Kruger (warlike)
VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Manitou (non-warlike)
MRCA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Manitou (non-warlike)
VEA1 Jan 199712 Jan 2003Operation Northern Watch (warlike)

VEA

17 Feb 1998

01 Oct 2001

Operation Pollard (non-warlike)

VEA11 Aug 199115 Dec 1996Operation Provide Comfort (warlike)
VEA21 Jul 2008OngoingOperation Riverbank (warlike)
MRCA21 Jul 2008OngoingOperation Riverbank (warlike)
VEA11 October 200130 June 2009Operation Slipper (warlike service - region includes Diego Garcia)

VEA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)

MRCA11 Oct 2001OngoingOperation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)
VEA31 Aug 199212 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Iraq - warlike service)
VEA23 Sep 199912 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Incirlik Base in Turkey - non-warlike service)
VEA1 Jul 20148 Aug 2014

Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)

VEA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015Operation Okra- Zone B (non-warlike service)
VEA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation OKRA - Zone B (non-warlike service)
VEA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015

Operation Okra Zone A (warlike service)

VEA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra Zone A  (warlike service)
MRCA1 Jul 20148 Aug 2014Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)
MRCA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015

Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)

MRCA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)
MRCA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015

Operation Okra  Zone A (warlike service)

MRCA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra  Zone A (warlike service)
VEA21 Apr 03OngoingOperation Paladin (non-warlike service - region excludes Southern Lebanon for the period 12 Jul 06 to 14 Aug 06)
MRCA21 Apr 2003OngoingOperation Paladin (non-warlike service - region excludes Southern Lebanon for the period 12 Jul 06 to 14 Aug 06)
VEA12 Jul 200614 Aug 2006Operation Paladin (warlike service - Southern Lebanon ONLY)
MRCA12 Jul 200614 Aug 2006Operation Paladin (warlike service - Southern Lebanon ONLY)
VEA18 Apr 200330 Jun 2004Operation Palate (warlike)
MRCA18 Apr 20035 Jul 2004Operation Palate (warlike)
VEA27 Jun 2005OngoingqOperation Palate II (warlike)
MRCA27 Jun 2005OngoingOperation Palate II (warlike)
VEA20 Jul 200627 Nov 2008Operation Ramp (non-warlike)
MRCA20 Jul 2006OngoingOperation Ramp (non-warlike)
VEA31 Mar 201131 Oct 2011

ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya  (non-warlike)

MRCA31 Mar 201131 Oct 2011ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya  (non-warlike)
VEA11 Aug 2003OngoingInternational Security Assistance Force (warlike)
MRCA11 Aug 2003OngoingInternational Security Assistance Force (warlike)
VEA8 Jun 1991OngoingUnited Nations Office for Co-ordinating Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCA) or the United Nations Mine Clearing Training Team (UNMCTT) (hazardous)
VEA01 Apr 1996Ongoing

Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Northern Arabian Sea  (hazardous)

VEA17 Nov 198628 Feb 1989

Gulfs of Iran and Oman (hazardous)

VEA23 Feb 19919 Jun 1991

Schedule 2 Item 11 of the VEA

VEA2 Aug 19909 Jun 1991

Schedule 2 Item 10 VEA  (First Gulf War)

VEA13 Jan 199319 Jan 1993Schedule 2 item 15 of the VEA (Damask IV)
VEA14 May 1964Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 10 of the VEA (UN Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP))

VEA

01 Jan 1974

Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 12 of the VEA (UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF))

VEA

01 Jun 1956

Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 7 of the VEA (UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO))

VEA

01 Jul 1976

Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 13 of the VEA (UN Emergency Force Two (UNEFII))

VEA11 Aug 1988Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 17 of the VEA (UN Iran/Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG))

 

Revoked/Replaced

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

Date Signed

VEA1 Jul 2004OngoingOperation Accordion4 May 2014
VEA13 May 199912 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (non-warlike part)15 Oct 2007
VEA18 Mar 199919 Oct 2001Operation Damask26 Dec 04

VEA

13 Apr 2003

Ongoing

Operation Falconer - War Artists *QS depends on period served

10 Apr 2003

VEA

18 Mar 2003

Ongoing

Operation Falconer

19 Mar 2003

VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Manitou23 Oct 2017
VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)4 May 2016
VEA21 Apr 2003OngoingOperation Paladin (non-warlike service - region excludes Southern Lebanon for the period 12 Jul 06 to 14 Aug 06)3 Mar 2011
VEA17 Feb 19981 Oct 2001Operation Pollard 17 Sep 2001

VEA

17 Feb 1998

Ongoing

Operation Pollard

06 Mar 1998

VEA20 Jul 2006OngoingOperation Ramp19 Oct 2006

VEA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

16 Dec 2009

VEA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

07 Dec 2001

MRCA

20 Feb 2012

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

31 July 2009

19 Feb 2012

Operation Slipper

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

2 Jun 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

11 Feb 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

31 Oct 2005

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

30 Jun 2004

VEA23 Sep 199912 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Incirlik Base in Turkey - non-warlike service)15 Oct 2007
VEA31 Mar 201131 Oct 2011ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya 7 Feb 2012