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Chapter 6: ADF relocation on posting in Australia

6.0.1 Overview

This Chapter contains information about a member's benefits when they relocate on posting in Australia. It deals with the range of allowances available, selling and buying a home, removals and storage of furniture and effects, and other related conditions.

6.0.2 Contents

This Chapter includes the following Parts.

Part 1 Relocation allowances

Part 2 Loss on sale of furniture, effects and private vehicles

Part 3 Travel for removal purposes in Australia

Part 4 Compensation for loss or damage to items stored or removed

Part 5 Removals and storage

Part 6 Expenses when a posting is cancelled

6.0.3 Definitions

This table defines terms that apply in this Chapter.

Definitions
Term Definition in this Chapter
Approved service provider Approved service provider means Toll Transitions Pty Ltd, its subcontractors, or other removalists who provide removal services under a contract with the Commonwealth.
Breakdown of marriage When there is no hope of reconciliation between the parties in the foreseeable future.
Examples: A marriage may be seen to have broken down in any of these situations.
  1. Either party has begun legal proceedings to end the relationship.
  2. The member has been re-categorised as a member without dependants.
  3. One or both parties declare that the relationship has ended.
Breakdown of partnership When there is no hope of reconciliation between the parties in the foreseeable future.
Examples: A partnership may be seen to have broken down in any of these situations.
  1. Either party has begun legal proceedings to end the relationship.
  2. The parties no longer maintain a common household.
  3. The member has been re-categorised as a member without dependants.
  4. One or both parties declare that the relationship has ended.
Essential household items Household items that are essential because they meet all of these criteria.
  1. Their absence for more than 72 hours would unduly inconvenience the member or their dependants.
  2. They are in everyday use in the normal household.
  3. There is no alternative item included in the member's inventory.
Examples:
  1. bedding.
  2. children's requirements (excluding toys).
  3. cooking utensils.
  4. cutlery and crockery.
  5. refrigerators.
  6. washing machines.
Furniture and effects All portable household items ordinarily used for domestic purposes and convenience.
Non-portable An item that cannot be carried by two people and would require additional equipment (such as a crane or a forklift) to move it.
Non-Service spouse A member's spouse who is not a member.
Non-Service partner A member's partner who is not a member.
Private vehicle A motor vehicle that is registered in the name of the member or their dependant.
Examples: Cars, trucks, motor cycles (and sidecar), motor scooters.
Non-Examples: Recreational or hobby vehicles that cannot be registered.
Suitable own home The same meaning as in Chapter 7.
See: Chapter 7 Part 2, Suitable own home
Towable item A caravan or trailer that is registered in the name of the member or their dependant, is roadworthy and is capable of being towed by a member's private vehicle. This includes any of the following.
  1. An animal trailer.
  2. A boat trailer.
  3. A recreational vehicle and its trailer.
Urgently required items Essential household items for urgent removal. This could include these items.
  1. Clothing.
  2. Crockery.
  3. Cutlery.
  4. Any furniture and effects required for a baby or an invalid.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.



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