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After 7 April 1994 the service of members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is referred to as peacetime service and coverage is under the Military Compensation Scheme 1994.
Note: If a member has continuous full-time service since before 22 May 1986 they continue to have defence service under the VEA.
The Australian Defence Force includes:
- Australian Army
- Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
- Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Non-warlike service is defined in Subsection 5C(1) to mean:
- service in the Defence Force of a kind determined in writing by the Minister for Defence to be non-warlike service.
Non-warlike service includes operations with a limited objective and casualties could occur but are not expected. The only force allowed is in self-defence.
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