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Persian Gulf

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Clarification of the term "Persian Gulf"

For the purposes of the Service Eligibility Assistant, the term "Gulf" is taken as meaning collectively the following:

  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • Persian Gulf
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates

Other Middle Eastern regions identified explicitly within determinations are listed as such, for example:

  • Egypt
  • Cyprus
  • Iraq/Kuwait
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Saudi Arabia
  •  

Many of the determinations relating to service in the Persian Gulf under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) can be found on https://www.legislation.gov.au. Links to current individual determinations are below:

Current

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

VEA

1 July 2014

8 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 2015Operation Okra Zone A (warlike service)
VEA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra Zone A (warlike service)
MRCA

1 July 2014

8 Aug 2014

Operation Okra Zone B (Non-warlike Service)
MRCA9 Aug 2014OngoingOperation Okra Zone B (Non-warlike Service)
MRCA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015Operation Okra Zone A (warlike service)
MRCA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra Zone A (warlike service)

VEA

01 July 2014

Ongoing

Operation Accordion

MRCA

01 July 2014

Ongoing

Operation Accordion

VEA

01 July 2014

Ongoing

Operation Manitou

MRCA

01 July 2014

Ongoing

Operation Manitou

VEA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

VEA

18 Mar 1999

19 Oct 2001

Operation Damask

VEA

13 Jan 1993

19 Jan 1993

Operation Damask VI - see Schedule 2 item 15 of the VEA

VEA

01 Apr 1996

Ongoing

Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Northern Arabian Sea 

VEA

09 Jun 1991

31 Mar 1996

Operations Habitat and Blazer

VEA

17 Nov 1986

28 Feb 1989

Gulfs of Iran and Oman

VEA

02 Aug 1990

Ongoing

Schedule 2 Item 10 of the VEA (First Gulf War)

VEA

11 Aug 1988

Ongoing

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

 

Revoked/Replaced

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

Date Signed

VEA

16 Jul 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

16 Jul 2003

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

2 Jun 2009

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

11 Feb 2009

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

31 Oct 2005

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

30 Jun 2004

VEA

18 Mar 1999

Ongoing

Operation Damask Multinational Maritime Interception Force (MIF)

30 Apr 1999

VEA

01 Apr 1996

17 Mar 1999

RAN or allied naval units

30 Apr 1999

VEA

09 Jun 1991

31 Mar 1996

RAN or allied naval units

23 Feb 1996

VEA

09 Jun 1991

 

RAN or allied naval units

22 Oct 1991

VEA

17 Nov 1986

28 Feb 1989

Waters of Gulfs of Iran and Oman

25 Sep 1992

VEA

01 Apr 1996

Ongoing

ADF

23 Feb 1996

VEA

02 Aug 1990

Ongoing

Schedule 2 Item 10 (ADF on Exchange/Secondment)

17 May 1991