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ADF Member's Guide

Airfield Defence Guards (annual proficiency bonus)

You may get an annual proficiency bonus as an Airfield Defence Guard if you volunteer to do additional duty for up to 18 extra Reserve Service days.

Who can get an annual proficiency bonus?

You may get an annual proficiency bonus if you:

  • are a member of the Air Force Reserves, and
  • volunteer to serve for five years in the Air Force Reserve as:
    • a Ground Defence Officer, or
    • an Air Defence Guard in the Ground Defence Reserve Group (Operations), and
  • do up to 18 more Reserve Service days than the minimum 32 days annual training required.

How do I get an annual proficiency bonus?

You may get an annual proficiency bonus if you meet specific criteria. You must:

  • volunteer to do the additional duty
  • do it within 12 months
  • meet medical fitness standards
  • meet your service obligations, and
  • demonstrate proficiency in the skills required.

When can I get an annual proficiency bonus?

You may get an annual proficiency bonus on the anniversary of your appointment or enlistment.

The amount you get depends on how many extra days you did.

You may no longer serve in the Ground Defence Reserve Group (Operations) on the bonus pay day. You may still get the bonus if:

  • you met the specific criteria
  • there was no break in your continuity of service, and
  • you are still a member of the ADF on that day.

More information about this allowance and specific rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 9 Division 2.


Important information

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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Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

YourCustomer.Service@defence.gov.au


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