Where Australians have served
Australian involvement Years
New Zealand 1860-61
Sudan 1885
Boxer Rebellion (China) 1900-1901
Boer War 1899-1902
World War I 1914-1918
War War II 1939-1945
Japan (Occupation Force) 1947-1951
Indonesia (Peacekeeping) 1947-1951
Korean War 1950-1953
Korea (Peacekeeping) 1956-2002
Malayan Emergency 1950-1960
Kashmir (Peacekeeping) 1950-1985
Israel/Palestine (Peacekeeping) 1956-2010
Congo (Medical) 1960-1964
Cyprus (Civilian Police) 1964-2010
Vietnam War 1962-1975
West New Guinea (Support/Miscellaneous) 1962
Indonesian Confrontation 1965-1966
Yemen (Peacekeeping) 1963
Syria (Peacekeeping) 1974
Sinai (RAAF) 1976-1979
Sinai (RAAF) 1982-1986
Lebanon (Peacekeeping) 1979
Zimbabwe (Infantry) 1979-1980
Uganda (Support/Miscellaneous) 1982-1984
Egypt (Peacekeeping) 1982-2010
Iran/Iraq (Peacekeeping) 1988-1990
Cambodia (Civilian Police) 1989
Cambodia (Signallers, engineers, deminers) 1991-1993
Afghanistan (Signallers, engineers, deminers) 1989-1993
Namibia (Signallers, engineers, deminers) 1989-1990
Pakistan (Signallers, engineers, deminers) 1989-1993
Iraq (RAN) 1990-2002
First Gulf War 1990-91
Iraq (Support/Miscellaneous) 1991-1999
Western Sahara (Communications) 1991-1994
Yugoslavia (Peacekeeping) 1992-1993
Somalia (Infrantry, Support/Miscellaneous) 1992-1995
Bougainville (Peacekeeping) 1994
Bougainville (Peacekeeping) 1997-2002
Haiti (Civilian Police) 1994-1995
Mozambique(Civilian Police) 1994-1995
Rwanda (Peacekeeping/Medical) 1994-1995
Sinai (Support/Miscellaneous) 1993-2005
Guatemala (Peacekeeping) 1997
Yugoslavia (Support/Miscellaneous) 1997-2002
East Timor (Infrantry/Peacekeeping) 1999-2010
Solomon Islands (Peacekeeping) 2000-2002
Afghanistan War 2001-
Ethiopia/Eritrea (Support/Miscellaneous) 2001-2005
Solomon Islands (Multi-discipline force) 2003-2010
Sierra Leone (Support/Miscellaneous) 2001-2002
Iraq War 2003 -
Indonesia (Signallers, engineers, deminers and Medical) 2004-2005
Sudan (Multi-discipline force) 2005-2010
Haiti (RAAF) 2010
World War II (Pacific)
World War II (Pacific)

World War II (Pacific) 1939-1945

Nearly one million Australians served in the Second World War between 1939 and 1945. Total deaths are estimated at 39,751 with more than 30,000 taken prisoner.

Iraq
Iraq

Iraq 2003-

Australia joined the US in its military operation against the Saddam Hussein-led Iraq on March 20, 2003.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2001-

Australia has about 1,550 defence personnel committed to the Afghanistan conflict.

East Timor
East Timor

East Timor 1999-2003

Australia's leadership of a peacekeeping operation in East Timor from 1999 was its largest such operation involving more than 5,500 personnel including the force commander, Major General Peter Cosgrove.

Rwanda
Rwanda

Rwanda 1994-1995

Australia deployed personnel as part of a UN effort to Rwanda in the aftermath of the country’s 1994 genocide. A medical contingent with infantry protection, helped re-establish the Kigali Central Hospital in the Rwandan capital, while combat engineers cleared land mines. Australian soldiers witnessed the 1995 massacre in Kibeho.

Vietnam War
Vietnam War

Vietnam War 1962-1975

At 13 years, Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War was its longest commitment to an armed conflict. Almost 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and air force and navy personnel, served in Vietnam; 521 died as a result of the war and over 3,000 were wounded.

Korean War
Korean War

Korean War 1950-1953

Members of the Australian armed services were part of a United Nations multinational force that fought against North Korea following its invasion of South Korea on 25 June 1950. There were 340 casualties. The war ended on 27 July 1953, but an Australian peacekeeping presence remained in the country until 1957.

World War II (Europe)
World War II (Europe)

World War II (Europe) 1939-1945

Nearly one million Australians served in the Second World War between 1939 and 1945. Total deaths are estimated at 39,751 with more than 30,000 taken prisoner.

World War I
World War I

World War I 1914-1918

World War I remains Australia's most costly conflict in terms of deaths and casualties with more than 60,000 killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed or taken prisoner from the 416,809 men who enlisted.

Boer War
Boer War

Boer War 1899-1902

Almost 600 Australians were killed during the Second Boer War between the British Empire and the Boer republics in South Africa.