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Part 3: Aide-de-camp and ADF advisor allowance

10.3.1 Purpose

The purpose of this Part is to assist certain members with the cost of purchase or hire of civilian clothing, to meet the requirements of representational roles of an aide-de-camp or an ADF advisor.

Note: The three Services authorise payment of aide-de-camp allowance.

10.3.2 Member this Part applies to

This Part applies to these members, including members on Reserve service.

Note: In the total workforce model, this includes a member in any Service category, except Service category 1.

  1. An aide-de-camp. This means a member performing duty as an aide-de-camp, equerry, flag lieutenant or escort officer or designated by the CDF as an aide-de-camp. This does not include an honorary aide-de-camp or an aide-de-camp to an official of a State or Territory.

  2. Defence Advisor to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

  3. A member who is either of the following and approved by the CDF for the purpose of this allowance, having regard to the nature of the representational duties, and the associated clothing requirements.

    1. An ADF advisor.

    2. A member required to perform official representational duties.

Persons who can make the decision under paragraph 10.3.2.c on behalf of the CDF:
Director General of Navy People
Director General Personnel – Army
Director Personnel Policy – Army
Staff Officer Grade 1 – Personnel Policy – Army
Director General Personnel – Air Force

10.3.3 Payment of aide-de-camp and ADF advisor allowance

  1. The member is eligible for the reimbursement of the cost of purchase or hire of clothing, to meet the requirements of the member's duties.

  2. This table outlines the maximum total amounts that can be reimbursed for the duration of the member's posting.

  3. Maximum amounts that can be reimbursed
    Item For... The maximum amount that can be reimbursed is ($)...
    1. a aide-de-camp to the Governor-General
    2. an aide-de-camp to an overseas visiting dignitary
    3. any other member to whom this Part applies
  4. In addition to reimbursement under this Part, each Service will continue to provide items of military uniform for members to whom this Part applies.

  5. Note: Members may be eligible for uniform allowance as well as reimbursement under this Part.

    See: Part 1, Uniform allowance

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

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