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ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement

Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA)

The WRA is the framework that allows for annual wage adjustments for members of the ADF (excluding statutory office holders), and is a part of the total remuneration package. The Directorate of Military Remuneration is the lead for the development of the ADF remuneration.

Key Details

The current WRA took effect in November 2014 and will expire on 01 November 2017.

The Chief of the Defence Force has engaged Government and the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal and is advocating on behalf of ADF members for a fair and contemporary remuneration package for all uniformed personnel.

Initial engagement of ADF members on the WRA has occurred and focus groups have been conducted across the three services as part of the ongoing consultation process for the WRA.

A proposition of 2 per cent per annum over a three year period with no loss of conditions of service has been presented to Government. This will be the proposition that will be submitted to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal in August for their consideration.

As with previous WRA's, presentations will be conducted at all major establishments to inform members of the proposition and provide an opportunity to actively engage members regarding an important element of the remuneration package. For dates and locations of these presentations see 2017 WRA Presentation Schedule.

Periodic updates will also be provided through other Defence communication channels, including notifications hosted on this web page.

For further information contact:

Please note: This page is a guide only. For further information on policy refer to the ADF Pay and Conditions Manual.

Key information

ADF Salaries and Bonuses - provides information on salary structures, pay scales, increments and related Conditions of service for ranks of the ADF. Its also provides information about superannuation and retention benefits, overpayments and recovery of them, and payments during detention.

ADF Allowances and Reimbursements - provides information relating to the range of allowances such as:

  • General Disability Allowance
  • Trainee Allowance
  • Separation Allowance
  • Adventurous Training Instructor Allowance
  • Arduous Conditions Instructor Allowance
  • Diving Allowance
  • Flying Allowance
  • Submarine Escape Disability Allowance
  • Matrtime Disability Allowance
  • Boarding Party Allowance
  • Reserve Allowance
  • Special Forces Disability Allowance
  • Clearance Diver Allowance
  • Unpredictable Explosives Allowance
  • Paratrooper Allowance
  • Recruit instructor disability allowance
  • Sustainment Allowances
  • Maritime sustainability allowance
  • Special Forces sustainability allowance

See Allowance Rates for more information.

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