The following is a list of all instruments naming units assigned for service under section 6D(1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) that are currently in force. This table is a summary only and the information in it should not be used in place of that contained in the actual instruments to which it refers.  The locations given are a general description only. For the exact locations to which each instrument refers, see the relevant part of section 6D(1) of the VEA. The timeframe given spans the dates covered by the items in the instrument, but each individual item may specify a different period within that timeframe.  Not all units are assigned for the whole timeframe covered by the instrument.  The instrument itself should be consulted for specific details of units assigned and the periods for which they have been assigned.

For privacy reasons, the instruments are not available online.  Copies of all instruments are held by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and can be looked up by staff on request. 

For more information on this kind of service, see the Assigned for Service sections under Allotted for Duty .


Units and Ships

Start Date

End Date

Date Signed


HMAS Vengeance

27 Oct 1954

03 Dec 1954

13 Aug 1998


RAAF, RAN and Army units

28 Apr 1952

19 Apr 1956

03 Jun 1998


RAAF, RAN and Army units

01 Aug 1960

27 May 1963

06 May 2007


RAAF, RAN and Army units

22 Apr 1955

31 Aug 1957

28 Dec 2000


Army Units on Operations

Crown and Post Crown

RAAF Units

31 May 1962

24 Jun 1965

28 Dec 2000