RECENT OPERATIONS

1999 TIMOR LESTE

Further information coming soon

2000 SOLOMON ISLANDS

In 2000, elements were involved in the evacuation of Australian nationals from the Solomon Islands in June.

2000 SYDNEY OLYMPICS

Further information coming soon

2003 IRAQ

The initial years were busy with the unit creating a structure and recruiting members suitable for commando training, while conducting sub-unit and unit training activities.

2003 MV PONG SU INCIDENT

The Pong Su incident began on 16 April 2003 when heroin was smuggled from the Pong Su, a North Korean cargo ship, onto an Australian beach.

2005 AFGHANISTAN

Meanwhile, in August 2005 an Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper II, operating in the southern province of Uruzgan.

2006 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Further information coming soon

2014 IRAQ

In September 2014, as part of Operation Okra the Australian Army deployed a Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) of approximately 200 personnel to the United Arab Emirates in preparation for operations to assist and advise Iraqi Security Forces following an offensive by Islamic State forces.

MALAYA, BORNEO, AND VIETNAM

Prior to formation as a Regiment, the sub units deployed individuals and small teams to the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War.

After the second world war, the Australian Commandos were deployed several times with their missions varying from counter-terrorism to Peace keeping.