You may get ADF district allowance, Port Wakefield or Scherger allowance if you serve in remote locations in Australia. It makes up for the:
You may get the allowance if you are a member of the:
You may get the ADF district allowance if you are:
You may leave your remote location on temporary duty or to serve in a seagoing ship or submarine. You may still get ADF district allowance.
If you are performing duty at an isolated location for more than 21 days in a row, you may get the same ADF district allowance as a nearby remote location.
You may still get ADF district allowance during:
You can’t get the allowance for longer than the period of recreation leave you accrued.
When you finish duty at the remote location you may:
You may get ADF district allowance for the period of absence. If you can’t take leave for Service reasons after your posting at the remote location, you may:
If you get Antarctic allowance, you can't get ADF district allowance.
There is a five-level grading system for remote locations. This reflects how remote and harsh the location is.
How much you get depends on if you:
if you are a member:
You may be posted from one remote location to another. You may get ADF district allowance for the old location until your posting starts at the new location.
You are posted as a member with dependants (unaccompanied) and your dependants stay at the old location. You may get the greater of the rate:
You may be posted from a remote location to a non-remote location as a member with dependants (unaccompanied).
If your dependants stay at the remote location, you may get ADF district allowance for as long as they stay there.
You may serve a period of detention under Service law. You may get ADF district allowance if:
You may get Port Wakefield allowance if you are:
If you leave Port Wakefield on temporary duty, you may still get Port Wakefield allowance.
You won’t get Port Wakefield allowance if you are on temporary duty.
You may get a yearly allowance. How much you get depends on whether you are a member with dependants, member with dependants (unaccompanied) or member without dependants.
You may get Scherger allowance if you are:
There is a standard annual rate of Scherger allowance.
You may go on leave while you are getting ADF district allowance or Port Wakefield allowance.
You may get the allowance if you take:
You won’t get the allowance if you go on leave without pay.
More information about this allowance and specific rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 4 Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4.
More information about the grades of ADF district allowance at remote locations can be found in Chapter 4 Part-4 Annex 4.4.A.
As the name suggests, this Member's Guide is designed as a guide to help you understand how your pay and conditions work. It is not a legal document. Therefore, if there is any conflict between the Member's Guide and Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service (and the Determinations made by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal), as compiled in PACMAN, PACMAN is the authority.
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