After 7 April 1994 the service of members of the [glossary::525] (ADF) is referred to as peacetime service and coverage is under the Military Compensation Scheme 1994.

During any period of peacetime service a member of the Defence Force can perform [glossary:warlike:537] or [glossary:non-warlike:432] service and coverage will be under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.

Note: If a member has continuous full-time service since before 22 May 1986 they continue to have defence service under the VEA.