Part-time leave without pay allows you to work on a recurring part-time. You may want part-time leave without pay:
You are still on continuous full-time service, but get leave without pay on a regular basis. You work part-time hours.
You may get part-time leave without pay if you are a member of the:
If you're on a flexible service determination (days per fortnight pattern of service), your non-working time is treated as part-time leave without pay.
You can’t get part-time leave without pay if you are:
You must apply for part-time leave without pay while you are still on continuous full-time service. Your application may be refused, as part-time leave without pay is not an entitlement.
If your leave application is approved, your grant of leave document must state the:
You may get part-time leave without pay if you have:
Your part-time leave without pay may be changed or cancelled.
You may get part-time leave without pay after maternity or parental leave. You have to complete the part-time leave without pay no later than two years after your child was born or adopted.
You may not get part-time leave without pay if the period is for:
A pay fortnight is 14 days. A working fortnight is 10 days.
The decision-maker must consider:
Your part-time leave without pay may be changed or cancelled by you or your chain of command.
You must be notified of any changes.
You won't get paid for the periods you are on part-time leave without pay. Your salary and allowances may be reduced on a pro-rata basis.
Other conditions that may be affected include:
Part-time leave without pay does not break your continuity of service for leave.
You may get reduced duties during your working hours. You may job share with someone else.
Although you are on part-time leave without pay, you remain under an obligation to serve wherever and whenever required.
More information about part-time leave without pay can be found in Chapter 5 Part 10 Division 2.
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.
Print this page
Defence Service Centre
1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)
Do you like the Member's Guide layout?
Would you like to see more information?
Do you have any suggestions for us to consider?
Help us improve the Members Guide by providing your feedback and suggestions.
Defence Pay and Conditions is a Defence People Group website.
Please email your website feedback to the DPG Communication Team.