Eligibility Criteria for Australian Service Medal 1945-75

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Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S414) of 27 Oct 1995 [PDF] [Word]

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QUALIFYING TIME

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Service with the ‘Berlin Airlift’ 26 Jun 1948 30 Sep 1949 30 days NA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S102) of 3 Apr 1995 [PDF] [Word]

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Service with the Far East Strategic Reserve 2 Jul 1955 31 Oct 1971 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S408) of 18 Aug 1998 [PDF] [Word]

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Service during occupation of Germany 9 May 1945 19 Oct 1951 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S274) of 18 Jul 1996 [PDF] [Word]

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Service with UN Good Offices Commission 1 Aug 1947 1 Jan 1949 30 days 30 days
Service with UN Commission for Indonesia  1 Jan 1949 30 Apr 1951 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S498) of 1 Dec 1997 [PDF] [Word]

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Service with British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) 3 Sep 1945 28 Apr 1952 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S274) of 18 Jul 1996 [PDF] [Word]

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Service with UN mission in India/Pakistan 13 Aug 1948 13 Feb 1975 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S102) of 27 Mar 2001 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE QUALIFYING TIME VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY
Service with UN Commission in Korea 9 Jun 1950 23 Jun 1950 30 days NA
Service with British Commonwealth Force Korea (BCFK) in Japan and Okinawa 29 Apr 1952 26 Aug 1957 30 days NA
Service afloat and in air off Korea to 161 kms 28 Jul 1953 26 Aug 1957 30 days NA
Ceasefire monitoring activities in Korea 28 Jul 1953 26 Aug 1957 30 days NA
Service with UN Command (MAC) 27 Aug 1957 13 Feb 1975 30 days NA

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S102) of 27 Mar 2001 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

QUALIFYING TIME

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

UN Treaty Supervision Organisation 11 Jun 1948 13 Feb 1975 30 days 30 days
UN Disengagement Observer Force 3 Jun 1974 13 Feb 1975 30 days 30 days
Second UN Emergency Force 25 Oct 1973 13 Feb 1975 30 days 30 days
UN Observation Group In Lebanon 11 Jul 1958 9 Dec 1958 30 days 30 days
UN Yemen Observer Mission 4 Jul 1963 4 Sep 1964 30 days 30 days
No 78 (F) Wing Malta 9 Jul 1952 1 Dec 1954 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S74) of 30 Apr 2009 [PDF] [Word]

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Service in Papua New Guinea leading to Independence 3 Sep 1945 16 Sep 1975 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S230) of 29 Jun 2001 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE QUALIFYING TIME VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY
Service on land in Malaysia (excluding Thai-Malay border when warlike)

1 Aug 1960

12 Aug 1966

16 Aug 1964

14 Mar 1975

30 days 30 days
Service on land in Singapore

1 Aug 1960

12 Aug 1966

16 Aug 1964

14 Mar 1975

30 days 30 days
Service on land in Thailand (excluding Ubon & Ban Kok Talat)

2 Jul 1955

1 Sep 1968

24 Jun 1965

30 Oct 1971

30 days 30 days
Service on land in Vietnam 2 Jul 1955 30 Jul 1962 30 days 30 days
Service on land in Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia 2 Jul 1955 14 Mar 1975 30 days 30 days
Service on RAN ships with ANZUK force 30 Oct 1971 14 Mar 1975 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S102) of 27 Mar 2001 [PDF] [Word]

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VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Service on Special Operations CDF specify (on or after 3 Sep 1945) CDF specify (on or before 13 Feb 1975) CDF to determine CDF to determine

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S230) of 29 Jun 2001 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE QUALIFYING TIME VISITOR/ TEMPORARY DUTY
Service on islands in SW Pacific area, Dutch East Indies, Burma and Malaya/Singapore 3 Sep 1945 24 Nov 1946 30 days 30 days
RAAF service on Morotai Island  25 Nov 1946 10 Jul 1948 30 days 30 days
RAAF service on Cocos Island with No 2 ACS  18 Nov 1951 24 Jan 1954 30 days 30 days
RAAF service on Bathurst, Champagny and Sir Graham Moore Islands with Long Range Navigation Stations  3 Sep 1945 24 Nov 1946 30 days 30 days
Minesweeping service afloat with RAN in waters off coast of China and SW Pacific  3 Sep 1945 30 Dec 1946 30 days 30 days
Minesweeping service afloat with RAN in all Australian waters  3 Sep 1945 16 Aug 1948 30 days 30 days
Minesweeping service afloat with RAN in Netherlands (Dutch East) Indies 25 Nov 1946 30 Dec 1946 30 days 30 days
Minesweeping service afloat with RAN in waters off Solomon Islands 25 Nov 1946 16 Aug 1948 30 days 30 days
Bomb and mine clearance; coast of Queensland 3 Sep 1945 31 May 1950 30 days 30 days
Bomb and mine clearance; Solomon Islands  25 Nov 1946 10 Nov 1956 30 days 30 days
Service with War Graves on Labuan, Ambon and Borneo Islands  25 Nov 1946 20 Sep 1947 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination 4 Dec 2012 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

QUALIFYING TIME

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Royal Thai AF Base Ubon

1 May 1962

28 Jul 1962

30 May 1962

24 Jun 1965

30 days 30 days
OP CROWN

2 Field Troop, RAE at Ban Kok Talat 

1 May 1962 24 Jun 1965 30 days 30 days

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S337) of 5 Sep 1995 [PDF] [Word]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

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TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with UNTEA 3 Oct 1962 30 Apr 1963 30 days NA