You may get Antarctic allowances if you are posted to or serve in Antarctica. These allowances make up for the special demands of service in Antarctica.
There are three kinds of allowances:
You may get Antarctic allowance if you are a member of the:
You may get Antarctic allowance if you:
You may finish in Antarctica and get recreation leave before you start duty in Australia. Your recreation leave will start after any:
You may get Antarctic allowance for the number of recreation leave days you accrued.
If you take long service leave, you don't get Antarctic allowance unless you stay in Antarctica.
If you get maritime disability allowance and Antarctic allowance at the same time, you get whichever rate is higher.
You may get common duties allowance if you:
You may get either an annual rate or a pro-rata rate of allowance.
The Antarctic parity allowance makes up for any difference between the APS and ADF salary and allowances.
You may get Antarctic parity allowance if you:
More information about this allowance and specific rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 4 Division 6, Division 7, and Division 8.
As the name suggests, this Member's Guide is designed as a guide to help you understand how your pay and conditions work. It is not a legal document. Therefore, if there is any conflict between the Member's Guide and Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service (and the Determinations made by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal), as compiled in PACMAN, PACMAN is the authority.
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