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The Government has deployed Australian Defence Force personnel to operations overseas and within Australia to protect Australia and its national interests.

ADF members are actively protecting Australia's borders and offshore maritime interests.

Operational numbers

Numbers of Defence personnel on operation
Operation Location Personnel Government Mandate
Accordion Middle East Region 500 Ongoing
Aslan Sudan 20 Reviewed Annually
Manitou Middle East Region 241 Ongoing
Mazurka Eqypt 25 Ongoing
Okra Middle East Region and Iraq 780 Ongoing
Paladin Israel/Lebanon 12 Reviewed Annually
Palate II Afghanistan 2 Reviewed Annually
Resolute Australian Maritime Interests 500 Ongoing
Highroad Afghanistan 270 Ongoing
Southern Indian Ocean Southern Indian Ocean 2 Ongoing

Defence Global Operations Map