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A member may be granted short absence from their place of duty for time outside normal working hours.
See: Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 1 section 1.3.48, for guidance on 'normal working hours' in the ADF.
Note: The times when members are not required for duty are normally identified in unit standing orders or shift rosters.
A member is to be granted short absence for a weekend or public holiday, or for part of that period, if they meet either of these conditions.
They are not required for duty on that weekend or public holiday, or a part of it.
They are not under a restriction imposed by a Service authority.
A member who is not required at their place of duty for a period outside normal working hours is also to be granted short absence for that period. It may be an overnight period.
Example: A member is granted short absence for a weekend. They are not required for duty on Sunday night. They may be granted short absence until they are required to be on duty on Monday morning.
See: Part 12, Public holidays – Australia
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.