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Overseas deployments and postings - ADF

ADF members who are assigned for operational duty and who deploy overseas on operations are provided with enhanced benefits.

These may include:

  • additional allowances
  • taxation concessions
  • greater home loan assistance
  • additional leave
  • honours and awards

The applicable conditions of service/benefit depend on the nature of the particular operation and the length of the member's deployment.

Benefits and conditions of service
Benefit/Conditions of Service
Warlike
less than 6 months
Warlike
more than 6 months
Non-warlike
less than 6 months
Non-warlike
more than 6 months
Additional housing assistance
N
Y
N
Y
Removal and storage within Australia
N
Y
N
Y
Pre-deployment leave and travel
N
Y
N
Y
Deployment allowance
Y
Y
Y
Y
Separation allowance (if eligible)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Other allowances (if eligible)
  • Maritime disability
  • Field
  • Flying disability
Y
Y
Y
Y
War Service leave
Y
Y
N
N
Additional recreation leave - non-warlike service
N
N
Y
Y
Additional recreation leave
  • Sea service
  • Field service
  • Flight duties
Y
Y
Y
Y
Compensation for illness, injury and death
Y
Y
Y
Y
Medals (if approved by Governor-General)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Taxation exemption
Y
Y
Y
Y
Relief out-of-country travel fare assistance
N
Y
N
Y
Additional DHOAS credit
Y
Y
N
N
List of current Operations
Name of Operation Type and effective date Conditions of Service Presentation Signal
Accordion - supporting operations in the Gulf States Non-warlike - from 1 July 2014
Aslan - United Nations Mission in South Sudan Non-warlike - from 23 September 2011
Peacetime - from 23 September 2011
Highroad - ADF contribution to the NATO led - Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan Warlike - from 1 January 2015
Manitou - Maritime Operations (including counter-piracy) Non-warlike - from 1 July 2014
Mazurka - Multinational Force & Observers - Sinai Non-warlike - from 28 January 1993
Okra - ADF response to the current situation in Iraq Warlike (Zone A) - from 9 August 2014
Non-warlike (Zone B) - from 9 August 2014
Paladin - Australia's contribution to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation in the Middle East Non-warlike - from 21 April 2003
Gateway Peacetime - regular short-term duty conditions of service apply
N/A
N/A
Render Safe
Resolute - Border Protection
Solania
Southern Discovery

Further information on the above operations can be found at Defence Global Operations.

If you require information on conditions of service for past operations please email ADF Operations.


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Contacts

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

YourCustomer.Service@defence.gov.au

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