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ADF Member's Guide

Maritime disability allowance

You may get maritime disability allowance to make up for the special demands that you face while serving at sea.

Who can get maritime disability allowance?

You may get maritime disability allowance if you are a member of the:

  • Permanent Forces
  • Reserves on continuous full-time service, or
  • Reserves on Reserve service.

When can I get maritime disability allowance?

You may get maritime disability allowance if you are posted to:

  • a major fleet unit (this includes a seagoing ship)
  • a minor war vessel
  • a seagoing submarine
  • a shore establishment for service in a vessel as named above, or
  • Sea Training Group for service in a vessel as named above.

You must stay on board that vessel for a specified minimum time frame.

What happens if I take a break?

If you have a break of 48 hours or less between two periods of maritime service, you don’t need to requalify.

If you stay on shore during the course of a voyage, this doesn't break the qualifying period.

You may get either an annual rate or a daily rate of allowance. This depends on the service location and how long you are required to stay on board the vessel.

Can I get other allowances at the same time?

If you get maritime disability allowance, you may not get other allowances at the same time. This includes:

  • Special Forces disability allowance
  • field allowance, and
  • clearance diver allowance.

If you get travelling costs, you can't get a daily rate of maritime disabilty allowance.

If you get Antarctic allowance and maritime disability allowance at the same time, you get whichever rate is higher.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 9.

More information about the rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part F.


Important information

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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Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

YourCustomer.Service@defence.gov.au


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