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All determinations relating to service in the Middle East under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) can be found on www.legislation.gov.au.  Links to current determinations are below:

Current

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

   Date Last Amended 
VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Accordion (non-warlike)4 May 2014
MRCA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Accordion (non-warlike)4 May 2014
VEA1 Dec 200131 Dec 2014Operation Ariki (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA1 Dec 200131 Dec 2014Operation Ariki (warlike)15 Aug 2019
VEA17 Jul 200331 Dec 2014Operation Athena (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA17 Jul 200331 Dec 2014Operation Athena (warlike)15 Aug 2019
VEA31 Aug 199212 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA13 May 199912 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (non-warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA16 Jul 200331 Jul 2009Operation Catalyst (warlike)12 Feb 2010
MRCA16 Jul 200331 Jul 2009Operation Catalyst (warlike)12 Feb 2010
VEA18 Mar 199919 Oct 2001Operation Damask (non-warlike)26 Dec 2004
VEA7 Oct 200131 Dec 2014Operation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA7 Oct 200131 Dec 2014Operation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan (warlike)15 Aug 2019

VEA

18 Mar 2003

22 Jul 2003

Operation Falconer (warlike)

16 Sep 2003
VEA7 May 1991OngoingOperations Habitat and Blazer (hazardous)19 Jul 2006
VEA1 Sep 200431 Dec 2014Operation Herrick (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA1 Sep 200431 Dec 2014Operation Herrick (warlike)15 Aug 2019
VEA1 Jan 2015OngoingOperation Highroad (warlike)22 Oct 2014
MRCA1 Jan 2015OngoingOperation Highroad (warlike)22 Oct 2014
VEA30 Jun 199112 Jan 2003Operation Jural (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA1 Jan 20099 Aug 2011Operation Kruger (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA1 Jan 20099 Aug 2011Operation Kruger (warlike)15 Aug 2019
VEA1 Jul 201413 May 2015Operation Manitou (non-warlike)21 Dec 2015
VEA14 May 201513 Nov 2016Operation Manitou (non-warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA14 Nov 2016OngoingOperation Manitou (non-warlike)23 Oct 2017
MRCA1 Jul 201413 May 2015Operation Manitou (non-warlike)21 Dec 2015
MRCA14 May 201513 Nov 2016Operation Manitou (non-warlike)23 Oct 2017
MRCA14 Nov 2016OngoingOperation Manitou (non-warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA1 Jan 199712 Jan 2003Operation Northern Watch (warlike)15 Oct 2007

VEA

17 Feb 1998

01 Oct 2001

Operation Pollard (non-warlike)

17 Sep 2001
VEA11 Aug 199115 Dec 1996Operation Provide Comfort (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA21 Jul 200814 Dec 2013Operation Riverbank (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA21 Jul 200814 Dec 2013Operation Riverbank (warlike)15 Aug 2019
VEA11 October 200130 June 2009Operation Slipper (warlike service - region includes Diego Garcia)16 Dec 2009

VEA

31 July 2009

19 Feb 2012

Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)

3 Sep 2012
VEA20 Feb 201230 Jun 2014Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)4 May 2014
VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)15 Aug 2019
MRCA11 Oct 200130 Jul 2009Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)16 Dec 2009
MRCA31 Jul 200919 Feb 2012Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)3 Sep 2012
MRCA20 Feb 201230 Jun 2014Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)4 May 2014
MRCA1 Jul 201431 Dec 2014Operation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)15 Aug 2019
VEA31 Aug 199212 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Iraq - warlike service)15 Oct 2007
VEA23 Sep 199912 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Incirlik Base in Turkey - non-warlike service)15 Oct 2007
VEA10 Sep 2018OngoingOperation Steadfast (warlike)23 May 2020
MRCA10 Sep 2018OngoingOperation Steadfast (warlike)23 May 2020
VEA1 Jul 20148 Aug 2014

Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)

21 Oct 2014
VEA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015Operation Okra- Zone B (non-warlike service)4 May 2016
VEA9 Sep 201514 Nov 2018Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)15 Aug 2019
VEA15 Nov 2018OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)15 Aug 2019
VEA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015

Operation Okra Zone A (warlike service)

4 May 2016
VEA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra Zone A  (warlike service)4 May 2016
MRCA1 Jul 20148 Aug 2014Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)21 Oct 2014
MRCA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015

Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)

4 May 2016
MRCA9 Sep 201514 Nov 2018Operation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)17 Sep 2019
MRCA15 Nov 2018OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)17 Sep 2019
MRCA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015

Operation Okra  Zone A (warlike service)

4 May 2016
MRCA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra  Zone A (warlike service)4 May 2016
VEA21 Apr 03OngoingOperation Paladin (non-warlike service - region excludes Southern Lebanon for the period 12 Jul 06 to 14 Aug 06)3 Mar 2011
MRCA21 Apr 2003OngoingOperation Paladin (non-warlike service - region excludes Southern Lebanon for the period 12 Jul 06 to 14 Aug 06)3 Mar 2011
VEA12 Jul 200614 Aug 2006Operation Paladin (warlike service - Southern Lebanon ONLY)3 Mar 2011
MRCA12 Jul 200614 Aug 2006Operation Paladin (warlike service - Southern Lebanon ONLY)3 Mar 2011
VEA18 Apr 20035 Jul 2004Operation Palate (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA18 Apr 20035 Jul 2004Operation Palate (warlike)31 Oct 2005
VEA27 Jun 200510 Mar 2017Operation Palate II (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA27 Jun 200510 Mar 2017Operation Palate II (warlike)15 Aug 2019
VEA20 Jul 200627 Nov 2008Operation Ramp (non-warlike)13 Mar 2019
MRCA20 Jul 2006OngoingOperation Ramp (non-warlike)13 Mar 2019
VEA31 Mar 201131 Oct 2011

ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya  (non-warlike)

7 Feb 2012
MRCA31 Mar 201131 Oct 2011ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya  (non-warlike)7 Feb 2012
VEA11 Aug 200331 Dec 2014International Security Assistance Force (warlike)15 Aug 2019
MRCA11 Aug 200331 Dec 2014International Security Assistance Force (warlike)15 Aug 2014
VEA8 Jun 1991OngoingUnited Nations Office for Co-ordinating Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCA) or the United Nations Mine Clearing Training Team (UNMCTT) (hazardous)24 May 2007
VEA01 Apr 1996Ongoing

Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Northern Arabian Sea  (hazardous)

19 Jul 2006
VEA17 Nov 198628 Feb 1989

Gulfs of Iran and Oman (hazardous)

19 Jul 2006
VEA23 Feb 19919 Jun 1991

Schedule 2 Item 11 of the VEA

 
VEA2 Aug 19909 Jun 1991

Schedule 2 Item 10 VEA  (First Gulf War)

 
VEA13 Jan 199319 Jan 1993Schedule 2 item 15 of the VEA (Damask IV) 
VEA14 May 1964Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 10 of the VEA (UN Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP))

 

VEA

01 Jan 1974

Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 12 of the VEA (UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF))

 

VEA

01 Jun 1956

Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 7 of the VEA (UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO))

 

VEA

01 Jul 1976

Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 13 of the VEA (UN Emergency Force Two (UNEFII))

 
VEA11 Aug 1988Ongoing

Schedule 3 item 17 of the VEA (UN Iran/Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG))

 

 

Revoked/Replaced

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

Date Signed

VEA1 Jul 2004OngoingOperation Accordion4 May 2014
VEA1 Dec 2001OngoingOperation Ariki (warlike)11 Feb 2014
MRCA1 Dec 2001OngoingOperation Ariki (warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA17 Jul 2003OngoingOperation Athena (warlike)11 Feb 2014
MRCA17 Jul 2003OngoingOperation Athena (warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA13 May 199912 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (non-warlike part)15 Oct 2007
VEA13 Aug 199212 Jan 2003Operation Bolton (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA16 Jul 200331 Jul 2009Operation Catalyst (warlike)12 Feb 2010
VEA18 Mar 199919 Oct 2001Operation Damask26 Dec 04
VEA7 Oct 2001OngoingOperation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan (warlike)11 Feb 2014
MRCA7 Oct 2001OngoingOperation Enduring Freedom (warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA18 Mar 200322 Jul 2003Operation Falconer (warlike)16 Sep 2003

VEA

13 Apr 2003

Ongoing

Operation Falconer - War Artists *QS depends on period served

10 Apr 2003

VEA

18 Mar 2003

Ongoing

Operation Falconer

19 Mar 2003

VEA1 Sep 2004OngoingOperation Herrick (warlike)11 Feb 2014
MRCA1 Sep 2004OngoingOperation Herrick (warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA1 Jan 2015OngoingOperation Highroad (warlike)22 Oct 2014
VEA30 Jun 199112 Jan 2003Operation Jural (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA1 Jan 2009OngoingOperation Kruger (warlike)11 Feb 2009
MRCA1 Jan 2009OngoingOperation Kruger (warlike)23 Oct 2007
VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Manitou23 Oct 2017
VEA1 Jan 199712 Jan 2003Operation Northern Watch (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA9 Aug 20148 Sep 2015Operation Okra Zone A (warlike service)4 May 2016
VEA9 Sep 2015OngoingOperation Okra Zone A (warlike service)4 May 2016
VEA1 Jul 2014OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B (non-warlike service)4 May 2016
VEA12 Jul 200614 Aug 2006Operation Paladin (warlike service - Southern Lebanon ONLY)3 Mar 2011
VEA21 Apr 2003OngoingOperation Paladin (non-warlike service - region excludes Southern Lebanon for the period 12 Jul 06 to 14 Aug 06)3 Mar 2011
VEA18 Apr 200330 Jun 2004Operation Palate (warlike)31 Oct 2005
VEA27 Jun 2005OngoingOperation Palate II (warlike)8 Dec 2005
MRCA27 Jun 2005OngoingOperation Palate II (warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA17 Feb 19981 Oct 2001Operation Pollard 17 Sep 2001

VEA

17 Feb 1998

Ongoing

Operation Pollard

06 Mar 1998

VEA11 Aug 199115 Dec 1996Operation Provide Comfort (warlike)15 Oct 2007
VEA20 Jul 2006OngoingOperation Ramp19 Oct 2006
VEA21 Jul 2008OngoingOperation Riverbank (warlike)2 Jun 2009
MRCA21 Jul 2008OngoingOperation Riverbank (warlike)23 Oct 2017
VEA11 Oct 200130 Jun 2009Operation Slipper (warlike service - region includes Diego Garcia)16 Dec 2009
VEA31 Jul 2009OngoingOperation Slipper (warlike service - region changes over time)16 Dec 2009

VEA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

16 Dec 2009

VEA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

07 Dec 2001

MRCA

20 Feb 2012

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

31 July 2009

19 Feb 2012

Operation Slipper

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

31 July 2009

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

30 July 2009

Operation Slipper

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

2 Jun 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

11 Feb 2009

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

31 Oct 2005

MRCA

11 Oct 2001

Ongoing

Operation Slipper

30 Jun 2004

VEA31 Aug 199212 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Iraq - warlike service)15 Oct 2007
VEA23 Sep 199912 Jan 2003Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Incirlik Base in Turkey - non-warlike service)15 Oct 2007
VEA31 Mar 201131 Oct 2011ADF contribution to the NATO no-fly-zone and maritime enforcement operation against Libya 7 Feb 2012
VEA11 Aug 2003OngoingInternational Security Assistance Force (warlike)11 Feb 2014
MRCA11 Aug 2003OngoingInternational Security Assistance Force (warlike)23 Oct 2017