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Division 2: ADF district allowance – movement to or from remote location

4.4.11 Absence for temporary duty

  1. This section applies if a member on ADF district allowance is away from a remote location for any of the following reasons.

    1. They are serving a period of temporary duty.

    2. They are serving in a harbour craft temporarily commissioned as a seagoing ship.

    3. They are serving in a seagoing ship or submarine.

  2. The following table sets out the circumstances where a member may be eligible for district allowance under this section.

    Circumstances for eligibility
    Item If the member... then they may be paid ADF district allowance for an absence from location that is for a period of...
    1. returns to the remote location immediately after the absence 30 days or less.
    2. is a member
    1. with dependants (unaccompanied) and
    2. the dependants stay at the remote location for the period of the absence
    more than 30 days.
    3. is a member
    1. with dependants (unaccompanied) or a member with no dependants living at the remote location and
    2. the temporary duty is in another remote location
    more than 30 days.
    4. is posted to another location (away from the remote location) while on temporary duty the period of temporary duty, up to the day the posting begins in the location that is not remote.

    Exceptions: This subsection does not apply if any of the following sections apply: 4.4.12, 4.4.13, 4.4.14 or 4.4.15.

4.4.12 On leave and returning to duty

This table sets out a member's eligibility for ADF district allowance if they go on leave while they are getting the allowance.

Allowance while on leave
Item If the member goes on a period of... then they are to be paid the allowance for...
1. long service leave the period of the leave in which the member, or at least one of their dependants, continues to live at the remote location. The remote location must be the location that the member was paid the allowance for prior to taking long service leave.
2. recreation leave the whole period of the leave, if they are to return to duty at a remote location at the end of that period.
3. compassionate or carer's leave
4. absence from duty while ill or in hospital
5. paid maternity leave
6. paid parental leave
7. leave without pay no time during the leave period.

Example for table item 1: A member receives ADF district allowance while posted to Darwin. The member is then posted to Sydney but the member's dependants remain in Darwin. The member goes on long service leave. The member continues to be paid ADF district allowance while the dependants remain in the remote location.

Non-example for table item 1: A member is posted to Darwin and receives ADF district allowance for this location. The member goes on long service leave and travels to Townsville. The member ceases to be eligible for ADF district allowance because he left the remote location where he is posted.

4.4.13 Payment after completion of duty

  1. This section applies if a member meets any of these conditions immediately after the end of a period of duty at a remote location.

    1. They are granted a period of recreation leave. This includes any period of travelling leave.

    2. They are granted an absence from duty for illness.

    3. They are hospitalised.

  2. The period of leave or absence is taken to be a period of duty at the remote location. The member is eligible for ADF district allowance for the period, subject to subsection 3.

  3. The period under subsection 2 must not be more than the period of recreation leave that the member accrued for service at the remote location.

  4. For Service reasons, the member may not be able to take a period of recreation leave immediately after a period of duty at the remote location. In this case, they are eligible for the allowance as if they had taken the leave.

  5. For Service reasons, the member may not be able to take all or part of the leave they accrued in the remote location immediately after they complete their posting. In this case, they are eligible for a lump sum. The lump sum will be equal to the amount of ADF district allowance for the leave they accrued and did not take.

4.4.14 Posting from one remote location to another remote location

  1. This subsection applies if a member is posted from one remote location to another remote location.

  2. The member is eligible for ADF district allowance at the rate for the old posting until the beginning of their posting period at the new location. This is unless subsection 4 applies.

    Example: A member is posted to Townsville, and is then posted to Darwin. The member remains on the Townsville rate until the date the Darwin posting takes effect. This includes periods the member may have spent in transit.

  3. Subsection 4 applies if a member meets all these conditions.

    1. The member is posted from one remote location to another remote location.

    2. They are a member with dependants (unaccompanied).

    3. Their dependants remain at the former remote location.

  4. This subsection applies to a member described in subsection 3. The member's allowance rate for the period is the greater of these two amounts.

    1. Their rate at the remote location they are posted from.

    2. Their rate if their dependants had accompanied them to the remote location they are posted to.

4.4.15 Posting from a remote location to non-remote location

  1. This section applies if a member meets all these conditions.

    1. They are posted from a remote location to another location. The new location is not a remote location.

    2. They are a member with dependants (unaccompanied).

    3. Their dependants stay at the remote location.

  2. The member is eligible for ADF district allowance for the period their dependants stay at the remote location.

4.4.16 Member serving a period of detention

  1. This section applies to a member with dependants who is serving a period of detention under Service law.

  2. The member is eligible for the allowance they would have been paid if they meet all these conditions.

    1. The allowance was payable to them immediately before they began to serve a period of detention.

    2. At that time, they were eligible for the allowance at the full rate for a member with dependants.

      See: Division 1 section 4.4.10 table item 1, Rate of allowance – member living out.

    3. Their dependants continue to live in the location that the allowance was payable for.

    Note: Regulation 68 of the Defence Force Regulations 1952 says that a member in detention under Service law loses all allowances except those specified under this Determination.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.



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