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This Chapter contains information about a member's benefits when they relocate on posting in Australia. It deals with the range of allowances available, selling and buying a home, removals and storage of furniture and effects, and other related conditions.
This Chapter includes the following Parts.
This table defines terms that apply in this Chapter.
|Term||Definition in this Chapter|
|Approved service provider||Approved service provider means Toll Transitions Pty Ltd, its subcontractors, or other removalists who provide removal services under a contract with the Commonwealth.|
|Breakdown of marriage||When there is no hope of reconciliation between the parties in the foreseeable future.
Examples: A marriage may be seen to have broken down in any of these situations.
|Breakdown of partnership||When there is no hope of reconciliation between the parties in the foreseeable future.
Examples: A partnership may be seen to have broken down in any of these situations.
|Essential household items||Household items that are essential because they meet all of these criteria.
|Furniture and effects||All portable household items ordinarily used for domestic purposes and convenience.|
|Non-portable||An item that cannot be carried by two people and would require additional equipment (such as a crane or a forklift) to move it.|
|Non-Service spouse||A member's spouse who is not a member.|
|Non-Service partner||A member's partner who is not a member.|
|Private vehicle||A motor vehicle that is registered in the name of the member or their dependant.
Examples: Cars, trucks, motor cycles (and sidecar), motor scooters.
Non-Examples: Recreational or hobby vehicles that cannot be registered.
|Suitable own home||The same meaning as in Chapter 7.
See: Chapter 7 Part 2, Suitable own home
|Towable item||A caravan or trailer that is registered in the name of the member or their dependant, is roadworthy and is capable of being towed by a member's private vehicle. This includes any of the following.
|Urgently required items||Essential household items for urgent removal. This could include these items.
Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.