Scherger allowance recognises hardship at RAAF Scherger. This is caused by the generally poor state of the unsealed road to Weipa.
A member is eligible for Scherger allowance if they meet all these conditions.
They are posted in a caretaker role to RAAF Scherger for at least 12 months.
They are required for operational reasons to live on the base.
They live on the base for the period of the posting.
A member on a flexible service determination is not eligible for the allowance for any continuous nonworking period of more than 28 days.
The rate of Scherger allowance is $5,865 a year.
Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.