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Division 2: Travel on temporary duty

9.2.5 Purpose

This Division sets out benefits for a member travelling on temporary duty. Benefits vary with the member's chosen means of travel.

9.2.6 Travel by the most economical means

A member who travels by the most economical means may have these benefits.

  1. Travel at a class described in Part 1 section 9.1.9, Class of travel.

  2. Baggage as described in Part 1 section 9.1.10, Baggage – general.

    Exceptions:

    1. The Commonwealth will not pay for costs of excess baggage when the travel is by coach or self-drive car.

    2. If travel is by air to temporary duty of more than seven days, the CDF may approve excess accompanied baggage costs for one additional piece of baggage.

  3. Travelling allowance and meal allowance.

Persons who can make the decision under paragraph 9.2.6.b, exception ii, on behalf of the CDF:
Supervisor not below WO2(E)/APS 4, in the member's direct chain of command or supervision.
Director/Commanding Officer not below MAJ(E)/APS 6 in the member's direct chain of command or supervision.
Commanding Officer (no rank limitation) – Navy

9.2.7 Travel by means that are not the most economical

  1. A member may apply to travel by means that are not the most economical.

  2. The CDF may allow the member to travel by the less economical means. The CDF should consider the member's wishes and the needs of the ADF.

  3. This table sets out benefits and conditions when the member travels by the alternative means.

    Benefits and conditions
    Item If the member chooses to travel by... then...

    1.

    air rather than rail

    1. they must pay any additional cost of travelling by the method they choose before approval is given.
    2. travel may be approved for all or part of the journey.
    3. the benefit is to the lesser of allowances and travelling time when the two means of travel are compared.
    4. they may be eligible for travelling allowance and meal allowance under Part 5, Payment of travel costs.

    2.

    rail rather than air

    1. they must pay any additional cost of travelling by the method they choose before approval is given.
    2. travel may be approved for all or part of the journey.
    3. travelling time will be as if the journey was by air. If it is on a working day, any excess travelling time should be taken as leave.
    4. they may be eligible for travelling allowance and meal allowance under Part 5, Payment of travel costs.

    3.

    a private vehicle rather than any other form of transport.

    1. they may be eligible for vehicle allowance up to the cost of the most economical means of travel.
    2. travelling time will be as if the journey was by the most economical means of travel. If it is on a working day, any excess Travelling time must be taken as recreation leave.
    3. they may be eligible for to travelling allowance and meal allowance under Part 5, Payment of travel costs.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 9.2.7.2 on behalf of the CDF:
Supervisor not below WO2(E)/APS 4, in the member's direct chain of command or supervision.
Director/Commanding Officer not below MAJ(E)/APS 6 in the member's direct chain of command or supervision.
Commanding Officer (no rank limitation) – Navy

Application to Reservists: Yes.



Forms

Copies of forms are available on the webforms system or through the Defence Service Centre.

  • AE505, Travel Request Form

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