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Division 3: Travel on maternity leave

9.3.24 Purpose

This Division provides a travel benefit for a member who travels to access extended family support during a period of maternity leave.

9.3.25 Member this Division applies to

  1. This Division applies to a member without dependants who is pregnant.

  2. For the purpose of the return trip, the Division continues to apply to the member after the pregnancy ends, although the member may have become a member with dependants because of the child.

9.3.26 Travel on maternity leave

The member may be provided with a return trip to a location in Australia by the most economical means. The trip may be taken once only in connection with the member's maternity leave.

9.3.27 Transfer of benefit

  1. The pregnant member may choose to transfer their benefit to their nominated family. This is to allow one or more of the nominated family to travel from their home to the location where the member serves, and back again.

  2. The Commonwealth will pay only up to what the member would have been eligible for under section 9.3.26, Travel on maternity leave, for the transferred benefit.

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


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

  • AE505, Travel Request form

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