You may get field allowance if you have to live and work in uncomfortable conditions in the field while on duty. These conditions include:
You may get field allowance if you are a member of the:
You may get field allowance if you are on duty in the field:
You may get field allowance if you are in the field for 48 hours in a row or more.
If you get maritime disability allowance immediately before going into the field, this may count as the qualifying period for your field allowance.
Anytime you serve towards the maritime disability allowance may count towards your field allowance qualifying period.
If you leave field service during the 48 hour qualifying period, you may have to restart that period.
If you have two periods of field service with a break of less than 48 hours between, you don't need to requalify.
There are three levels of field allowance which depend on the level of hardship you experience.
The level of hardship is determined by:
You may get a daily rate of allowance.
You may not get field allowance if you get other allowances at the same time.
You may not get field allowance if you get an annual rate of maritime disability allowance.
You may get a part-day of field allowance and a part-day of maritime disability allowance on the same day. You'll get the daily rate for whichever allowance applies at the end of that day.
If you get a daily rate of field allowance and a daily rate of maritime disability allowance at the same time, you get whichever rate is higher.
You can't get field allowance if you get travelling costs.
More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 13.
More information about the rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part F.
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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