Operations

ACCORDION

Middle East Region (MER)
Middle East Region (MER)

HIGHROAD

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

MANITOU

Middle East Region (MER) - Maritime
Middle East Region (MER) - Maritime

RESOLUTE

Border Protection
Border Protection

Middle East Region Ship Rotations

Contributing to stable, rules-based global security is one of Australia's national objectives. Since 1990, the Royal Australian Navy has conducted maritime security operations in the Middle East region (MER), which remains strategically important to Australia's economic and trade interests.

Rotation No Year Deployed Ship Operation
Middle East Region Rotation 66 2017/2018 HMAS Warramunga (II) Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 65 2017 HMAS Newcastle Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 64 2016/2017 HMAS Arunta (II) Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 63 2016 HMAS Perth (III) Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 62 2016 HMAS Darwin Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 61 2015/2016 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 60 2015 HMAS Newcastle Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 59 2015 HMAS Success (II) Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 58 2014 HMAS Toowoomba (II) Operation MANITOU
Middle East Region Rotation 57 2014 HMAS Darwin Operation MANITOU, Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 56 2013/2014 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 55 2013 HMAS Newcastle Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 54 2013 HMAS Toowoomba (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 53 2012/2013 HMAS Anzac (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 52 2012 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 51 2011/2012 HMAS Parramatta (IV) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 50 2011 HMAS Toowoomba (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 49 2011 HMAS Stuart (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 48 2010/2011 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 47 2010 HMAS Parramatta (IV) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 46 2009/2010 HMAS Stuart (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 45 2009 HMAS Toowoomba (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 44 2009 HMAS Warramunga (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 43 2008 HMAS Parramatta (IV) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 42 2008 HMAS Stuart (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 41 2007 HMAS Arunta (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 40 2007 HMAS Anzac (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 39 2007 HMAS Toowoomba (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 38 2006/2007 HMAS Tobruk (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 37 2006/2007 HMAS Warramunga (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 36 2006 HMAS Ballarat (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 35 2005/2006 HMAS Parramatta (IV) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 34 2005 HMAS Newcastle Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 33 2005 HMAS Tobruk (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 32 2004 HMAS Darwin Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 31 2004/2005 HMAS Adelaide (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 30 2004 HMAS Stuart (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 29 2003/2004 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 28 2003 HMAS Newcastle Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 27 2003 HMAS Manoora (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 26 2003 HMAS Sydney (IV) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 25 2003 HMAS Kanimbla (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 24 2002 HMAS Darwin Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 23 2002/2003 HMAS Anzac (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 22 2002 HMAS Arunta (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 21 2002 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 20 2002 HMAS Canberra (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 19 2002 HMAS Manoora (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 18 2002 HMAS Newcastle Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 17 2001/2002 HMAS Adelaide (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 16 2001/2002 HMAS Kanimbla (II) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 15 2001/2002 HMAS Sydney (IV) Operation SLIPPER
Middle East Region Rotation 14 2001 HMAS Anzac (III) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 13 1999 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 12 1996 HMAS Melbourne (III) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 11 1993 HMAS Sydney (IV) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 10 1992/1993 HMAS Canberra (II) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 09 1992 HMAS Darwin Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 08 1991/1992 HMAS Sydney (IV) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 07 1991 HMAS Darwin Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 06 1991 HMAS Westralia (II) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 05 1990/1991 HMAS Sydney (IV) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 04 1990/1991 HMAS Brisbane (II) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 03 1990/1991 HMAS Success (II) Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 02 1990 HMAS Darwin Operation DAMASK
Middle East Region Rotation 01 1990 HMAS Adelaide (II) Operation DAMASK