The purpose of this Part is to assist members maintain uniforms in good order and condition.
Note: The allowance is not designed to cover laundry or dry cleaning costs, or maintaining personal items.
Examples: Towels, brushes, pyjamas and underwear.
This Part applies to these members.
A member on continuous full-time service, entitled to salary and with the rank of Major General or lower.
Note: In the total workforce model, a member on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.
A member who is serving a period of detention under Service law.
This Part does not apply to a member who meets both these conditions.
They are a member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service.
The member is entitled to be issued with free replacement clothing.
Note: The member's Service is responsible for the provision of free replacement clothing. The Service policies can be found in the Defence Force salary and allowance accounting circular 2010/21 (Permanent) and 2010/27 (Reserves), Uniform allowance – members undertaking continuous full-time service.
To avoid doubt, this Part does not apply to a member on Reserve service.
Note: In the total workforce model, the following arrangements apply.
A member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C.
A member of the Reserves on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not a member of the Reserves on Reserve service.
This table outlines the rates of uniform allowance.
|Item||If a member is...||Then the annual rate of uniform is ($)...|
|1.||a member in either of the following categories
a. A Corporal or lower.
b. A member paid salary under Schedule B.13 of DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries.
|2.||a Sergeant or higher non-commissioned rank||
|3.||an officer, including a member who is required to join an officers' mess or wardroom on a permanent basis||
If a member held the rank of Warrant Officer or lower before becoming an officer trainee, they are to be paid the rate as if they had not become an officer trainee. This is until the day they become eligible for a higher rate, or cease to be an officer trainee.
A member on a flexible service determination (weeks per month pattern of service) may be paid uniform allowance in respect of their working days under their pattern of service. The member is not eligible for uniform allowance during leave without pay (flexible service determination).
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.