From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013
This Determination is DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF Allowances.
This Determination may also be cited as DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013.
This Determination commences on 12 September 2013.
A Determination listed in the following table, as amended, and in force at the date listed in the table, is repealed from that date.
|Item||Title||Date of repeal|
|1.||DFRT Determination No. 26 of 2008, Trainee Allowance||11 September 2013|
|2.||DFRT Determination No. 11 of 1994, Service Allowance||11 September 2013|
|3.||DFRT Determination No. 21 of 2006, Separation Allowance||11 September 2013|
|4.||DFRT Determination No. 15 of 1996, Adventurous Training Instructor Allowance||11 September 2013|
|5.||DFRT Determination No. 12 of 1997, Arduous Conditions Allowance||11 September 2013|
|6.||DFRT Determination No. 6 of 1998, Diving Allowance||11 September 2013|
|7.||DFRT Determination No. 13 of 2008, Flying and Flight Duties Allowance||11 September 2013|
|8.||DFRT Determination No. 21 of 1999, Submarine Escape Allowance||11 September 2013|
|9.||DFRT Determination No. 1 of 1996, Seagoing Allowance||29 January 2014|
|10.||DFRT Determination No. 10 of 1996, Hard Lying Allowance||29 January 2014|
|11.||DFRT Determination No. 14 of 2008, Submarine Service Allowance||29 January 2014|
|12.||DFRT Determination No. 22 of 2008, Reserve Allowance||25 June 2014|
|13.||DFRT Determination No. 5 of 2008, Special Forces Disability Allowance||23 September 2015|
|14.||DFRT Determination No. 4 of 2008, Allowance for Specialist Operations||7 October 2015|
|15.||DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2001, Paratrooper Allowance||21 October 2015|
|16.||DFRT Determination No. 14 of 1995, Field Allowance||24 February 2016|
Transitional arrangements for the Determinations listed in subsection A.1.3.1 are set out in Part E of this Determination.
Part A Administration
Part B General Disability Allowance
Division B.1 – Trainee allowance
Division B.2 – Service allowance
Division B.3 – Separation allowance
Division B.4 – Adventurous training instructor allowance
Division B.5 – Arduous conditions instructor allowance
Division B.6 – Diving allowance
Division B.7 – Flying disability allowance
Division B.8 – Submarine escape disability allowance
Division B.9 – Maritime disability allowance
Division B.10 – Boarding party allowance
Division B.11 – Reserve allowance
Division B.12 – Special Forces disability allowance
Division B.13 – Field allowance
Division B.14 – Clearance diver allowance
Division B.15 – Unpredictable explosives allowance
Division B.16 – Paratrooper allowance
Division B.17 – Recruit instructor disability allowance
Part C Sustainment Allowances
Division C.1 – Maritime sustainability allowance
Division C.2 – Special Forces sustainability allowance
Division C.3 – Recruit instructor sustainability allowance
Part D Other Allowances
Division D.1 – Submarine capability assurance payment
Part F Allowance Rates
Table 1 – General disability allowance rates
Table 2 – Quarantined disability allowance rates
This Determination sets out the allowances to be paid to members of the Australian Defence Force
This table defines terms used in this Determination.
|ADF||Means the Australian Defence Force.|
|CDF||Means Chief of the Defence Force.|
|continuous full-time service||
Means service performed by these two groups of members.
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.
|DFRT||Means the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal established by section 58G of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.|
|employment category||Includes a mustering. It may include a grade that indicates a level of qualification, experience and skill, or may be descriptive only.|
|Flexible service determination||Means a determination made under subsection 23(2) of the Defence Act 1903.|
|Force||Means either the Permanent Forces or the Reserves of the ADF.
Note: In the total workforce model, the following arrangements apply.
|member||Has the same meanings as in section 4 and section 58A of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.|
|Nonworking period||A nonworking period under a flexible service determination that applies to a member that is not the member’s pattern of service.|
|rank||Means a rank (and any corresponding rank) provided for under clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.|
|part-time leave without pay (PTLWOP)||Means a period of part-time unpaid leave described in Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service, as in force from time to time.|
|Pattern of service||Means the hours of duty or the periods of duty prescribed under a flexible service determination.|
|Rank||Means a rank (and any corresponding rank) provided for under clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.|
|rate||Includes a scale of rates.|
|Reserve service||Means a period of service that is other than continuous full-time service.|
|return of service obligation (ROSO)||Means the period of service that a member is required to complete in respect of specified training, education, experience or special duties.|
|senior officer||Means an officer at the rank of Brigadier or higher.|
|unpaid leave||Means any form of unpaid leave provided under Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time.|
This Determination does not limit the capacity for Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time, made under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903, to provide for administrative matters relating to the payment of allowances.
Note: Administrative matters includes the forfeiture and suspension of allowances.
The fortnightly rate of an annual rate of an allowance is worked out using the following steps.
|1.||Find the annual rate of allowance payable to the member.|
|2.||Divide that figure by 365.|
|3.||Multiply the result of Step 2 by fourteen.|
|4.||The result of Step 3 is the fortnightly rate of allowance that applies to the member.|
The daily rate of an annual rate of an allowance is the result of step two in the table under subsection A.1.7.2.
If a member takes leave at half pay then any annual rate of allowance under this Determination is only payable to the member at half that annual rate for the period of the leave taken at half pay.
The annual rate of an allowance in this Determination continues to be payable during periods of paid leave if the member continues to meet relevant eligibility conditions.
If a member is eligible for a daily rate of an allowance, the rate payable is the determined daily rate.
A member's eligibility for an allowance ceases from the day that they cease to meet any condition that they are required to meet in order to be eligible for payment of an allowance.
Exception: Specific rules for payment of allowances during periods of recreation and long service leave in Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time, may set out extended payment periods.
Note: This will usually have the effect that payment stops the day after the eligibility condition ceases to be met.
If a member ceases to be eligible for an allowance during a pay fortnight, the member is to be paid the daily rate of allowance only for each day of that fortnight on which the member met the conditions of the allowance.
See: Paragraph A.1.7.3.a, The method for calculating a daily rate of an annual allowance.
For the purposes of payment of allowances, a member is taken to have ceased to be eligible for the allowance on the day after they die, or are missing presumed dead, in accordance with Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time.
See: Chapter 3 Part 2 Division 1 section 3.2.9, Death or presumed death of member
An allowance is not payable to a member under this Determination for any period when the member meets any of the following conditions.
The member is on any form of unpaid leave.
The member is undertaking service with, and receiving remuneration from, the United Nations.
The member is undertaking service with, and receiving remuneration from, a multinational force.
The member is on a nonworking period.
In this Determination, a reference to the CDF includes a reference to a person the CDF has authorised to exercise administrative powers vested in the CDF under this Determination.
In this Determination, a reference to a named position includes a reference to a person who has been authorised to exercise administrative powers vested in that position under this Determination.
A reference to a rank is a reference to an Army rank. It includes a reference to the corresponding rank in the Navy and Air Force. This is unless it is made clear otherwise.