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Overseas Administration & Civilian Relocations

Overseas Administration and Civilian Relocations

Overseas Administration and Civilian Relocations (OACR) facilitates and administers overseas conditions of service for ADF members and APS employees of the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) proceeding on long-term posting overseas. The Relocations team within our unit also administers some aspects of ADF Lateral Recruit transfers to Australia.

The OACR provides advice to single services, Defence Group administrators and overseas posts on all aspects associated with a long-term postings to overseas localities. This includes allowances, removals and entitlements covered under the overseas conditions of service volume of the Pay & Conditions Manual (PACMAN).

PACMAN Chapters 12, 14 and 15 are the principal policy references for long-term posting overseas conditions of service for both ADF members and APS employees.

This site is designed to provide information related to a long-term posting overseas (in excess of 6 months) and includes pre-departure administration, overseas conditions of service and allowances, and details for return to Australia.

This site is not intended to cover:

  • deployments (contact your deployed forces admin unit, e.g. 39 PSB for Army),
  • short-term duty overseas, or
  • non- ADF exchange personnel (contact your Embassy or High Commission).

If you have received a Posting Order for a long-term posting overseas, please contact OACR on: