- 7 days on the Ice as part of a unit (including Scott Base and NZARP)
- 7 days in specified waters for ships South of 60 degress S
- 15 flights as part of the crew of military aircraft (Operation Ice Cube)
- 30 days accumulated service as an official visitor
Any person who served on the Ice South of 60 degrees S for any period, this also includes members of ships company's or any aircrew involved in operations associated with Operation Deep Freeze, or NZARP.
eg: Operation Ice Cube, the summer resupply flights by the RNZAF
Any person deemed by the association to have given sterling assistance to the New Zealand Antarctic Veterans Association may be appointed as an Honorary Member of the said Association.