The purpose of this Part is to provide for a member on a long term posting and their dependants to pursue sporting, recreational and fitness activities.
For the purpose of this Part, the member’s location means the following.
Subject to paragraph b, if a member's posting is to a country that is listed in section 15.8.7, the member's location is that country.
If the member is posted to a city or an establishment within a city that is listed in section 15.8.7, the member's location is that city.
This Part applies to a member and their dependants at a member’s location that has an approved club.
The member is eligible for the cost of membership to an approved club or a similar club for any of the following.
The member's dependants who reside in the member’s location.
The maximum benefit is the cost of a membership at the approved club provided at section 15.8.7 in Column B for the member’s location listed in Column A.
The cost of membership includes the joining fee and any ongoing annual membership fees.
The CDF may decide to pay reasonable additional club membership costs having regards to the following.
Other recreational or social facilities available at the member’s location for a fee, including the arrangements for access to them and their cost.
The nature of the member's duties at the member’s location, including any representational duties.
The nature of the facilities at the approved club and at the club that the member joins.
Any other factor relevant to the club membership at the member’s location.
A member may be eligible for the additional costs of club membership if all of the following apply.
The costs are associated with a dependant on a reunion visit.
The reunion visit is to the location for which the member has received a benefit under this Part.
The CDF considers it is reasonable to do so in the circumstances.
A benefit under this Part may be paid by way of reimbursement to the member or directly to the service provider.
Note: If the benefit is paid directly to the service provider, the member must pay the Commonwealth the club membership costs that exceed the benefit provided in this Part.
This table provides the approved clubs for a member’s location.
|Brunei||Royal Brunei Yacht Club|
|Cambodia||Phokeethra Sports Club, Phnom Penh|
|Cook Islands||Fitness Cook Islands, Rarotonga|
|Ethiopia||Hilton Hotel Health Club, Addis Ababa|
|Fiji||Fiji Club, Suva|
|India||Hyatt Hotel Health Club, New Delhi|
|Indonesia||Elite Club Epicentrum, Jakarta|
|Israel||Moadon Club, Tel Aviv|
|Italy||Roman Sports Centre, Rome|
|Jordan||Fitness First Club|
|Kiribati||Betio Fishing Club, Tarawa|
|Kuwait||Al Corniche Fitness Club|
|Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur||Kelab Darul Ehsan
Note: Basic membership only. The cost of golf membership must not be reimbursed to the member.
|Malaysia||Penang Sports Club|
|Marshall Islands||Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort Cowry Club|
|Myanmar||Pun Hlaing Golf Club|
|Palau||Palau Pacific Resort Recreational Club|
|Papua New Guinea||Port Moresby Golf Club|
|Philippines||Shangri-La Fitness Club, Manila|
|Samoa||Fitness Firm Samoa|
|Saudi Arabia||Dirab Golf and Recreation Club|
|Solomon Islands||Honiara Golf Club|
|Sri Lanka||Fitness Connection Gym|
|Thailand||British Club, Bangkok|
|Turkey||Ankara Sehir Kulubu, Ankara (known as ASK Sports Club)|
|United Arab Emirates||Hiltonia Health Club and Spa|
|USA – Manhattan||New York Health and Racquet Club
Note: Only for members who are directed to live on Manhattan Island.
|Vanuatu||Warwick Le Legon Resort and Spa|
|Vietnam||The Hanoi Club, Hanoi|
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.