Operation Catalyst – Warlike Service

Service rendered as a member of the ADF allotted for service on or after 16 July 2003 on OPERATION CATALYST in the specified area is warlike service for the purposes of subsection 5C(1) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.

The specified area comprises the total land areas, territorial waters, internal waterways and superjacent airspace boundaries of Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia north of 23 degrees North Latitude, the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

The determination was made by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs for and on behalf of the Minister for Defence on 16th July 2003.

View copy of instrument in the Service Eligibility Assistant in the Legislation Library here.