Food allowance assists certain members who live out to meet additional food expenses.
A member with dependants (unaccompanied) who lives out is eligible for food allowance.
1. The member is paying the fortnightly meal charge.
See: Section 7.9.6, Fortnightly meal charge rate
2. A member posted to a seagoing submarine who is eligible for submarine food allowance.
See: Section 7.9.12, Eligibility and rate of submarine food allowance for member posted to a seagoing submarine
The fortnightly rate of food allowance is $200.45.
Exception: A member on a flexible service determination
If a member is on a flexible service determination, the rate of food allowance is $20.05 for each day in the member's pattern of service up to the fortnightly rate specified under subsection 2.
A period of leave that exceeds one week, other than a period of medical absence granted under Chapter 5 Part 3 of this Determination during which the member remains in the posting location.
A period the member is on a long-term posting overseas.
For the purpose of paragraph 1.a, a member is provided a meal by the Commonwealth if they have received any of the following.
A meal provided at Commonwealth expense.
A member is eligible for submarine food allowance if all of the following circumstances apply.
The member is posted to a sea going submarine.
The member is categorised as one of the following.
A member without dependants.
A member with dependants (unaccompanied).
The member is eligible for Rent Allowance or Member Choice Accommodation.
The member is not receiving food allowance under section 7.9.10.
See: Section 7.9.10, Eligibility and rate of food allowance
The fortnightly rate of submarine food allowance for member posted to a seagoing submarine is set out in the following table.
|Item||If the member is...||the fortnightly rate is ($)...|
|1.||provided with lunch at Commonwealth expense||
|2.||any other member||
Related information: Part 4 Division 6, Members posted to seagoing ships and nuships.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.