Port Wakefield allowance compensates a member for the isolation, harsh climate and cost of living involved in serving at the Port Wakefield establishment.
This table defines term used in this Division.
|Term||Definition in this Division|
|Establishment||Proof and Experimental Establishment at Port Wakefield in South Australia.|
Subject to subsection 1A, a member is eligible for Port Wakefield allowance if the member is posted to the establishment and must live there.
1A. Port Wakefield allowance is not payable during a nonworking period that exceeds 28 days under a member's flexible service determination.
This table sets out the yearly rate of Port Wakefield allowance payable to a member.
|Item||If the member...||then their rate of allowance is...
|1.||has at least one dependant living at the establishment||2,735|
|2.||is a member of any other kind||1,370|
Port Wakefield allowance is paid from the date the member takes up residence at the establishment and ends when they leave it.
A member serving at the establishment on temporary duty is not eligible for the allowance.
The conditions for absence from a remote location under Division 2 apply to a member's absence from the establishment.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.