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Overseas deployments - APS

Defence APS employees employed overseas in support of an ADF operation or employed within an ADF operational specified area at the direction of Defence are provided with enhanced benefits.

These may include:

  • additional allowances
  • relief out-of-country travel fare assistance
  • additional leave
  • assistance on injury

The applicable conditions of service and benefits depend on the nature of the particular operation and the length of the member's deployment. For full details of each benefit see PACMAN Chapter 17.

The ADF participation in, and subsequent conditions of service for, warlike and non-warlike deployments performed in an overseas operational area are intentionally different to those for Defence civilians reflecting the nature of their deployment, their roles as combatants, and their fundamental conditions of service.

List of current Operations
Name of Operation Type and effective date Conditions of Service Presentation
Accordion - supporting operations in the Gulf States Non-warlike - from 1 July 2014 PowerPoint
Highroad - ADF contribution to the NATO led - Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan Warlike - from 1 January 2015 PowerPoint
Manitou - Maritime Operations (including counter-piracy) Non-warlike - from 1 July 2014 PowerPoint
Okra - ADF response to the current situation in Iraq Warlike (Zone A) - from 9 August 2014
Non-warlike (Zone B) - from 9 August 2014
Gateway Peacetime - regular short-term duty conditions of service apply
Render Safe
Resolute - Border Protection
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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Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)


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