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Division 6: Appointment, tied and assigned residences

7.6.23 Appointment residences

  1. The CDF has nominated a member in each capital city to be the ADF representative for their State or Territory.

    Exceptions: Canberra, Sydney.

  2. The representative must live in a Service residence at a specific address. Sometimes this home is called an appointment residence.

    Related information:

    1. Part 2 section 7.2.11, Member required to live in tied or appointment residence, describes the circumstances in which a member may live in their own home instead of an appointment residence.

    2. Section 7.6.26, Service residence alternative to tied or appointment residence, describes the circumstances in which a member may live in an equivalent Service residence instead of an appointment residence.

  3. This table sets out the representatives and their appointment residences.

  4. Note: If you require a copy of the appointment residences, please send an email detailing your requirements to ADF.PeoplePolicy@defence.gov.au.

7.6.24 Tied residences

A member with an appointment listed in this table must live in the Service residence listed for them.

Note: If you require a copy of the tied residences, please send an email detailing your requirements to ADF.PeoplePolicy@defence.gov.au.

Related information:

  1. Part 2 section 7.2.11, Member required to live in tied or appointment residence, describes the circumstances in which a member may live in their own home instead of a tied residence.

  2. Section 7.6.26, Other arrangements, describes the circumstances in which a member may live in an equivalent Service residence instead of a tied residence.

7.6.25 Assignment of other specific residences

The CDF may require a member to occupy a specific Service residence on or near a Defence establishment. One of these conditions must apply to the member.

  1. They attend outside normal hours to perform duty essential to the working of the establishment. The extra duty happens often and without notice. The member's duty roster is so frequent that it often disrupts their domestic life.

  2. The member is responsible for the safety of lives or property at the establishment.

  3. The member is responsible for important health or welfare matters at the establishment.

  4. The location is remote and a Service residence is provided for a member posted there.

Note: When a particular Service residence is assigned to a specific appointment, members posted to that appointment will be required to occupy that Service residence.

Persons who can make the decision under section 7.6.25 on behalf of the CDF:
Commanding Officer or Officer Commanding not below MAJ(E) at the base where the member is required to live in.
Commanding Officer or Officer Commanding not below MAJ(E) in the member's direct chain of command.

7.6.26 Service residence alternative to tied or appointment residence

  1. This section applies to a member who is required to occupy an appointment or tied residence.

  2. See:
    Section 7.6.23, Appointment residences
    Section 7.6.24, Tied residences

  3. The CDF may decide that a member assigned to a specific Service residence may occupy an equivalent Service residence instead. The CDF must consider all of the following factors.

    1. Whether the residence is suitable for the member's representative duties.

    2. The location of the residence.

    3. The impact on any other members.

    4. Any additional cost to the Commonwealth.

    Related information: Members may also be granted permission to live in their own home. See Part 2 section 7.2.11, Member required to live in tied or appointment residence.

7.6.27 Furniture rental for appointment, tied and assigned residences

  1. This section applies to a member in either of the following categories.

    1. A member with dependants (unaccompanied).

    2. A member without dependants.

  2. The CDF may approve payment of the reasonable costs of furniture hire for a member who is required to live in a Service residence under this Division.

  3. For subsection 2, the CDF must have regard to the costs that could be paid if the member required the furniture for a rented home under the table in subsection 7.8.25.2, and must not approve a payment for either of the following.

    See: Part 8 Division 4 section 7.8.25, Furniture rental

    1. An item that is already in the Service residence and available for the member's use.

    2. An item that the member already owns and that it is reasonable for them to use in the Service residence.

      Example: The member owns two microwaves. It is reasonable for the member to take one of them to the Service residence and leave one with their dependants.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 7.6.27.2 on behalf of the CDF:
Contract Manager Services Agreement
Assistant Contract Manager Services Agreement
Assistant Director Operations
Director Relocations and Housing

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



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