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Division 2: Pre-deployment leave travel

9.4.16 Purpose

This Division allows a member to travel when pre-deployment leave has been granted.

9.4.17 Benefit

A member may be granted leave travel within Australia to the location of their nominated family when pre-deployment leave is granted.

Note: The leave travel cannot be taken to the member's place of duty.

See: Chapter 5 Part 9 Division 7, Pre-deployment leave

9.4.18 Member not eligible

If a member has a recreation leave travel benefit, it must used instead of a pre-deployment leave travel benefit.

9.4.19 Offset of benefit

A member can put the cost of their benefit towards the cost of travel to somewhere other than their home location. Both these conditions must be met.

  1. The member pays any excess costs involved.

  2. The authorised person is satisfied on both these counts.

    1. Special circumstances exist.

    2. The member's need for travel is generally within the purposes for which pre-deployment leave is granted.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on 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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