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Division 4: Salary for long service leave

5.5.21 Salary for long service leave

Unless section 5.5.22 or 5.5.23 applies, salary for a period of long service leave for a member who is to be granted long service leave is the sum of these amounts.

  1. Salary at the applicable rate for the member's substantive rank and (if applicable) the member's pay grade.

  2. The amount of any allowance that may be paid during long service leave.

    See: Section 5.5.23, Allowances while on long service leave

5.5.22 Salary – member on temporary or acting rank

  1. This section applies to a member who meets both of these criteria.

    1. They hold a temporary or acting rank immediately before the start date.

      See: Start date is defined in Division 1 section 5.5.5, Definitions.

    2. The direction to perform at that higher rank is not revoked.

  2. The member's salary for the long service leave period is the sum of these amounts.

    1. The rate of salary for the temporary or acting rank and (if applicable) their pay grade, held immediately before the start date.

    2. The amount of any allowance that may be paid during long service leave. These are paid at the same rank as salary under paragraph a.

      See: Section 5.5.23, Allowances while on long service leave

5.5.23 Allowances while on long service leave

  1. A member may be paid an allowance under DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF Allowances, during a period of long service leave.

  2. See: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF Allowances, subsections A.1.7.4 and A.1.7.5, Payment arrangements

  3. In order to be paid an allowance under subsection 1, the member must meet one of these conditions.

    1. The member was eligible for the allowance on the day before the start date.

    2. The member was eligible if they were in one of the following situations for the whole period between the day on which they were last eligible for the allowance and the start date.

      1. The member was ill or in hospital.

      2. The member was prevented from taking long service leave because they were required to remain on duty.

      3. For an officer – The member was involved in retirement proceedings that resulted in the member's retirement because the member was physically or mentally incapacitated.

      4. For a member other than an officer – The member was involved in discharge proceedings that resulted in the member's discharge because the member was medically unfit.

  4. On any day that an amount of allowance mentioned in subsection 1 is included in a member's salary, the member is not to be paid that allowance amount under this section, in addition to salary.

    Authority: A member's salary is determined under section 58H of the Defence Act 1903.

Note: Other allowances continue to be paid while the member is on long service leave, because they do not depend on the member being on duty. The payment depends on rules in other Chapters.

Examples include:

  1. Service allowance.

    See: DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF allowances, Division B.2, published at Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division B.2.

  2. Rent allowance.

    See: Chapter 7 Part 8

  3. Location allowances such as Antarctic allowance, ADF district allowance and Port Wakefield allowance. These may only be paid if the member stays in the location while on the long service leave.

    See: Chapter 4 Part 4

  4. Retention and completion benefits.

    See: Chapter 3 Part 5

  5. Trainee's dependant allowance.

    See: Chapter 4 Part 8 Division 1

  6. Uniform allowance.

    See: Chapter 10 Part 1

See also: The definition of salary for the purpose of payment instead of leave in subsection 5.5.26.4.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.



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