Eligibility Criteria for the Australian Active Service Medal

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

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

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ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

United Nations Peacekeeping activities in the former Yugoslavia 12 Jan 1992 24 Jan 1997 1 day/1 sortie 30 days

Note: Upgraded from Australian Service Medal for above period. For service on or after 25 Jan 1997 see Australian Service Medal.

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

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

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ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 20 Oct 1991 7 Oct 1993 1 day/1 sortie 30 days

Note: Upgraded from Australian Service Medal, Gazette S102 dated 27 Mar 2001.

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S515) of 16 Dec 2004 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP FABER

United Nations Assistance Mission in East Timor (UNAMET)

16 Sep 1999 23 Feb 2000 1 day/1 sortie 30 days/30 sorties

OP WARDEN

ADF contribution to the International Force in East Timor (INTERFET)

16 Sep 1999 10 Apr 2000 1 day/1 sortie 30 days/30 sorties

OP TANAGER

United Nations Transitional Administration East Timor (UNTAET)

20 Feb 2000 19 May 2002 1 day/1 sortie 30 days/30 sorties

OP CITADEL

United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET)

20 May 2002 17 Aug 2003 1 day/1sortie 30 days/

Instrument 2015 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP SLIPPER

ADF Contribution deployed overseas to the United States-led military response to international terrorism.

Forward Area (Middle East)

11 Oct 2001 17 Mar 2003 30 days/30 sorties 30 days

OP SLIPPER

ADF Contribution deployed overseas to the United States-led military response to international terrorism.

Forward Area (Middle East)

11 Oct 2001 31 December 2014 1 day/1 sortie  
Diego Garcia 11 Oct 2001 1 Aug 2002 30 days/30 sorties 30 days/30 sorties

OP PALATE (Afghanistan)

ADF Support to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

18 Apr 2003 5 Jul 2004 1 day 30 days (until 17 Mar 2003)
OP PALATE II 27 Jun 2005 Ongoing 1 day NA

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S136) of 10 Aug 2009 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP JURAL

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United Kingdom elements of the coalition force operation to patrol the Iraq No-Fly Zones

30 Jun 1991 12 Jan 2003 1 day/1sortie NA

OP PROVIDE COMFORT

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United States elements of the coalition force operation to patrol Iraq No-Fly-Zones

11 Aug 1991 15 Dec 1996 1 day/1 sortie NA

OP BOLTON

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United Kingdom elements of the coalition force operation to patrol the Iraq No-Fly-Zones (for non-warlike component please see ASM IRAQ).

31 Aug 1992 12 Jan 2003 1 day/1 sortie NA

OP SOUTHERN WATCH

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United States elements of the coalition force operation to patrol the Iraq No-Fly-Zones (for non-warlike component please see ASM IRAQ)

31 Aug 1992 12 Jan 2003 1 day/1 sortie NA

OP NORTHERN WATCH

Service as a member of the ADF assigned for service with the United Kingdom elements of the coalition force operation to patrol the Iraq No-Fly-Zones

1 Jan 1997 12 Jan 2003 1 day/1 sortie NA

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S153) of 28 Sep 2009 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP FALCONER

ADF contribution deployed overseas to the United States-led military coalition OPs to remove the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction

18 Mar 2003 22 Jul 2003 1 day/1 sortie NA

OP CATALYST

Defence Force participation in United States-led coalition in Iraq to support the Australian effort to assist with the rehabilitation of Iraq and to remove the threat posed to world security by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capability

16 Jul 2003 1 Jul 2009 1 day/1 sortie NA

OP RIVERBANK

The ADF contribution to the provision of security in Iraq

21 Jul 2008 ongoing 1 day/1 sortie NA

OP KRUGER

The ADF contribution to the provision of security in Iraq

1 Jan 2009 ongoing 1 day/1 sortie NA

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S188) of 13 Nov 2009 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with the multinational deployment in the Persian Gulf 17 Jan 1991 28 Feb 1991 1 day/1 sortie 30 days

OP 'DAMASK VI'

Service on HMAS Canberra

13 Jan 1993 19 Jan 1993 1 day NA

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S81) of 19 May 2011 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP PALADIN

ADF members engaged with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisition in Southern Lebanon

12 Jul 2006 14 Aug 2006 1 day NA

Note: Upgraded from Australian Service Medal Gazette S418 dated 4 Nov 2002 for this period.

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S303) of 26 Jul 2001 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Service with UN mission in Namibia UNTAG 18 Feb 1989 10 Apr 1990 1 day 30 days

Note: Upgraded from Australian Service Medal Gazette S303 dated 26 Jul 2001.

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S79) of 23 May 2006 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP TAMAR

United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda

25 Jul 1994 8 Mar 1996 1 day NA

Note: Upgraded from Australian Service Medal Gazette S79 dated 23 May 2006.

Declaration and Determinations (Gazette S49) of 30 Mar 2011 [PDF]

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

OP HUSKY

International Military Advisory and Training Team (IMATT) - Sierra Leone

15 Jan 2001 28 Feb 2003 1 day NA

Australian Active Service Medal Regulations (Clasp 'SOMALIA') Declaration and Determinations 2023 (PDF, 565 KB)

The Declaration and Determination under the Australian Service Medal Regulations, as published in Special Gazette No S86 on 20 May 2011, is revoked.

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

Land and sea component for OP IGUANA 17 Oct 1992 30 Apr 1993 1 day/1 sortie 30 days
Battalion Group for OP SOLACE 10 Jan 1993 21 May 1993 1 day/1 sortie 30 days
Naval Component for OP SOLACE 10 Jan 1993 21 May 1993 1 day/1 sortie 30 days
Land components of Second UN Operation 1 May 1993 28 Mar 1995 1 day/1 sortie 30 days
Air components of Second UN Operation 1 May 1993 28 Mar 1995 1 day/1 sortie 30 days

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

OPERATION START DATE END DATE

ALLOTED/
ASSIGNED

VISITOR/
TEMPORARY DUTY

RAAF activities with TSF Butterworth to UNICEF

RAAF activities with HQRICDET S to UNICEF

29 Mar 1975 28 APr 1975 1 day NA

Note: Upgraded from Australian Service Medal Gazette S102 dated 27 Mar 2001.