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Global Operations

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has approximately 3,000 members deployed to twelve overseas operations. Additionally, approximately 500 ADF personnel are involved in domestic operations ranging from protecting Australia's borders and patrolling Australian waters to providing assistance to indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

 
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Operation CATALYST- Iraq
45
ADF contribution to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq.

 
Operation ASTUTE - East Timor
650
ADF contribution to assist in the restoration of peace and stability to East Timor.

 
Operation SLIPPER - Afghanistan
1090
ADF contribution to the international coalition against terrorism.

 
Operation SLIPPER - Middle East
800
ADF assets that support OP SLIPPER but operate outside of the land borders of Afghanistan.

 
Operation RESOLUTE - Australia's offshore maritime areas
500
ADF contribution to whole-of-government efforts to protect Australia's offshore maritime areas.

 
Operation ANODE - Solomon Islands
140
ADF contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

 
Operation MAZURKA - Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
25
Australia's contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

 
Operation AZURE - Sudan
17
Australia's contribution to the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).

 
Operation PALADIN - Middle East
12
Australia's contribution to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO).

 
Operation TOWER - East Timor
4
ADF support to the United Nations integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).

 
Operation HEDGEROW - Darfur
8
ADF's contribution to the United Nations and African Union Mission (UNAMID) in Darfur.

 
Operation RIVERBANK – Iraq
2
ADF’s contribution to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

 
Operation PALATE II – Afghanistan
1
ADF’s contribution to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afganistan (UNAMA).

 
Operation KRUGER - Iraq
100
Operation KRUGER is the ADF’s ongoing contribution to the provision of security for the Australian Embassy in Iraq.

 

PAST OPERATIONS


Year Ending:

2009
Operation OUTREACH | Operation VIC FIRE ASSIST

2008
Operation TESTAMENT | Operation KIRIBATI ASSIST| Operation PAPUA NEW GUINEA ASSIST

2007
Operation DELUGE

2006
Operation RAMP | Operation PAKISTAN ASSIST | ADF support to Tonga | ADF support to Australian citizens in Fiji | Operation RELEX 2 | Operation CELESTA

2005
Operation CRANBERRY
| Operation SUMATRA ASSIST