The 2000/2001 Budget announced the extension of entitlements to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel who served in South East Asia from 1955 to 1975. Defence issued instruments that came into effect on 1 January 2001 that included new units and extended eligibility for other units.

Instruments can be found on CLIK in the Legislation Library under 'Service Eligibility Assistant'. Lists of units are also in the History Library of CLIK and in ELMNET. CLIK and ELMNET are kept up to date and should always be used when seeking the latest authoritative lists.

A consolidated list of ships that have coverage under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) has been prepared for the period 1950 to 1972. All ships listed in Instruments issued for s.6D and Items 1 to 8 of Schedule 2 are included as well as HMAS Vampire and Quickmatch which are specifically listed in s.6E.