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Division 2: Types of accommodation

7.5.12 CDF direction to stay in a specified place

  1. The CDF may direct a member to stay in a hotel or serviced apartment in order to be eligible for temporary accommodation allowance.

  2. For this Part, the meaning of 'hotel' includes 'motel'.

  3. For directions under this section, the CDF must onsider all these facts.

    1. The cost, standard and availability of temporary accommodation at the location.

    2. The location of the hotel or serviced apartment.

    3. The number, age, gender and needs of any dependants.

    4. The period the member and any dependants are required to stay in the accommodation.

    5. Any other factor relevant to the accommodation.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 7.5.12.1 on behalf of the CDF:
An employee of Toll Transitions who performs the duties of:

  • National Relocations Administration Services Manager
  • Regional Relocations Manager
  • Relocation Administration Services Manager
  • Senior Case Manager
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is:
  • Overseas Administration Team Leader
  • Pay and Administration Manager Specialist
  • Civilian and Overseas Pay and Administration Centre Manager
  • Director Pay and Administration Centre
Contract Manager Relocation Services
Assistant Director Operations
Director Relocations and Housing

7.5.13 Serviced apartment preferred

  1. A member must occupy a serviced apartment when they arrive at a gaining location unless one of these conditions applies.

    1. The member is required to live in.

    2. See: Section 7.5.14, Member required to live in

    3. A serviced apartment of sufficient standard is not available. The member may live in a hotel.

  2. A member who is living in a hotel may need to have their period of temporary accommodation extended. A new decision will then be made about whether a serviced apartment is available. If one is, the member must move into it.

  3. This section does not apply to a person given assistance under section 7.5.7 (the SAFE scheme).

7.5.14 Member required to live in

  1. This section applies instead of section 7.5.13 to any of these members if they are required to occupy temporary accommodation.

    1. A member without dependants.

    2. A member with dependants (unaccompanied).

    3. A member with dependants who is not accompanied by their dependants.

  2. This section does not apply to a person who is granted accommodation under section 7.5.7 (the SAFE scheme).

  3. See: Division 1 section 7.5.7, Approval under the SAFE scheme

  4. This table sets out the type of temporary accommodation the member is required to use, depending on their rank.

Type of temporary accommodation
Item If the member's rank is... then they...
1 Major or lower must use any living-in accommodation that is available regardless of its level.
See: Part 4 Division 3 section 7.4.15, Suitable living-in accommodation
Note: If living-in accommodation is not available the member may use other forms of temporary accommodation.
2 Lieutenant Colonel or higher may choose to live out. The member will be paid temporary accommodation allowance instead of living in.

7.5.15 Number of rooms in temporary accommodation

  1. This table sets out the number of rooms a member and their dependants are eligible to occupy. The rooms may be in a hotel or serviced apartment.

  2. Exception: This section does not apply to a person who is granted accommodation under section 7.5.7 (the SAFE scheme).

    See: Division 1 section 7.5.7, Approval under the SAFE scheme

  3. The CDF may approve more rooms for the member if satisfied that they are needed.

Number of rooms
Item If the temporary accommodation allowance is paid for... and the family has... who are... then the children...
1. three nights or less one child only any age is not eligible for a separate room.
children of the same gender any age may share a room.
children of different genders under 8 years old may share a room.
children of different genders

8 years old or older

may have their own room if possible.

2. more than three nights one child only any age may have a separate room, if possible.
children of different genders under 8 years old may share a room.
children of different genders between 8 and 13 years old may have a separate room, if possible.
children of the same gender under 13 years old may share a room.
children of any gender 13 years old or older may have their own room if possible.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 7.5.15.2 on behalf of the CDF:
An employee of Toll Transitions who performs the duties of:

  • National Relocations Administration Services Manager
  • Regional Relocations Manager
  • Relocation Administration Services Manager
  • Senior Case Manager
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is:
  • Overseas Administration Team Leader
  • Pay and Administration Manager Specialist
  • Civilian and Overseas Pay and Administration Centre Manager
  • Director Pay and Administration Centre
Contract Manager Relocation Services
Assistant Director Operations
Director Relocations and Housing

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



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