Vehicle allowance assists a member with reasonable costs when they are authorised to use a private vehicle in Australia in any of these situations.
On recall to duty outside normal working hours.
To get to duty during public transport stoppages.
On leave travel.
Normally travel will be by the most economical means. This concept is explained in Parts 1 and 2 of this Chapter. The most economical means might involve air travel, or other public transport, as well as private vehicle travel.
Nevertheless, a member may be given approval to use their private vehicle for official travel. This Part explains what rules a member needs to meet in order to be given this approval. Generally, they fall into these categories.
Use of a private vehicle is convenient for the member.
Use of a private vehicle is an efficient form of travel.
Vehicle allowance is calculated as a rate for each kilometre. Generally there is a limit to how much can be paid.
See: Division 5 section 9.6.28, Limit to benefit
This table shows what the Commonwealth pays for each means of travel.
|Item||If travel is by...||then the Commonwealth pays...|
This Part includes the following Divisions.
Application to Reservists: Yes.
Copies of forms are available on the webforms system or through the Defence Service Centre.