This Part sets out housing and utilities benefits for a member on a long-term overseas posting.
This Part applies to a member who is eligible for the overseas living allowances and who lives out.
This Part does not apply to a member while they meet either of these conditions.
Both of the following circumstances apply to the member.
The member is able to live in their own or their dependant's home at the posting location.
The CDF is satisfied that the home is of a suitable standard for the member's rank and duties at the location.
The member's accommodation is paid for by a body other than the Commonwealth, as represented by the Department of Defence.
Example: A member is posted to an international committee. The committee provides a housing allowance to all members. The member uses the housing allowance to pay for their housing and has no eligibility under this Part.
A member described in paragraph 1.a is not eligible for Commonwealth assistance for rent or utilities. They are not required to make contributions under this Part.
Persons who can make the decision under subparagraph 188.8.131.52.a.ii on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
A person not below WO2/APS 5 who is authorised to manage Defence personnel administration at the overseas post.
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management
This Part includes these Divisions and Annexes.
Any disputes about matters arising under this Part may be referred to the Head of Post for consideration and resolution if possible.
The Head of Post may refer the matter to the Overseas Administration Team, Melbourne.
See: Chapter 12 Part 2, Advice and administration for overseas conditions of services
This dispute resolution framework is informal only, and does not prevent a member using the redress mechanism available under Part 7 of the Defence Regulation 2016.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.