Interagency Exercise Matrix – National Exercises

A list of National Exercises as part of the Interagency Exercise Matrix

National Activities

Below is a list of national activities as part of the Interagency Exercise matrix.

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Hamel

HAMEL is a Field Training Exercise (FTX) designed to develop the warfighting skills of the Readying Brigade in Forces Command (the Brigade ready for deployment). This exercise includes live activities used to certify the Brigade as a Joint Task Force Headquarters in a complex, asymmetric threat environment. As significant humanitarian component is included in this exercise.

Activity Lead

  • Headquarters Forces Command

Joint or Single Service

  • Army

Key Descriptors

  • Civil-military coordination
  • HADR
  • SASO
  • Policing

Frequency

  • Annual

2017 dates

  • 2 July 2017 to 17 July 2017

2018 dates

  • 2 July 2018 to 17 July 2018

Location

  • Australia

Participating nations

  • Australia

Proposed agencies

  • DFAT
  • APF
  • Defence

Vital Series

VITAL is a series of unilateral Australian Joint Task Force exercises focused on the planning and conduct of ‘high-end’ operations. The purpose of the Command Post Exercise (CPX) is the certify the key headquarters as part of the rolling certification schedule. The VITAL series includes scenarios focused on HADR and stabilisation operations.

Activity Lead

  • Headquarters Joint Operations Command

Joint or Single Service

  • Joint

Key Descriptors

  • Civil-military coordination
  • HADR
  • SASO
  • Policing
  • Defence engagement
  • Diplomacy
  • Interagency coordination

Frequency

  • Biannial

2018 dates

  • 2 May 2017 to 24 May 2017

2020 dates

  • 2 May 2020 to 24 May 2020

Location

  • Australia

Participating nations

  • Australia

Proposed agencies

  • DFAT
  • AFP
  • Defence
  • ADG
  • Border Force


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Related information

Interagency Exercise Matrix

Interagency Training Matrix

Australian Interagency Preparedness Framework