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ADF Member's Guide

Paratrooper allowance

You may get paratrooper allowance for the special demands of military parachuting. You may also get it for the maintaining your skills and qualifications.

Who can get paratrooper allowance?

You may get paratrooper allowance if you are a member of the:

  • Permanent Forces
  • Reserves on continuous full-time service, or
  • Reserves on Reserve service.

When can I get paratrooper allowance?

You may get paratrooper allowance if you are:

  • posted to a position in Australia which requires these skills, or
  • posted to perform duty with a foreign defence force

and you are

  • qualified, and
  • likely to perform parachuting duties.

You may get paratrooper allowance if you are posted to a specific position, regiment, school or squadron. You may also get paratrooper allowance if you are performing approved temporary duty in these postings. The postings include:

  • free fall instructor position
  • parachute jump instructor position
  • parachute jump master position
  • free fall paratrooper position, or
  • parachute unit.

You may get an annual or a daily rate of allowance.

You may no longer work in a free fall or parachute jump instructor position. You may still be able to get an allowance if you:

  • held a posting in an instructor position within the last 3 years, and
  • are likely to perform instructor duties.

You may get an extra allowance if you make a high altitude descent.

You may get an extra allowance if you:

  • need to use supplementary oxygen during a high altitude parachute operation, or
  • manage oxygen distribution for members in a high altitude parachute operation.

When can't I get paratrooper allowance?

You may not get paratrooper allowance if you:

  • no longer meet the required conditions
  • you are no longer likely to perform relevant duties, or,
  • you are unable to perform a parachute descent for six months or more.

Can I get other allowances at the same time?

If you get paratrooper allowance, you may not get other allowances at the same time. This includes:

  • flying disability allowance, or
  • Special Forces disability allowance.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 16.

More information about the rates can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part F.


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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