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ADF Member's Guide

Special Forces disability allowance

You may get Special Forces disability allowance to make up for the special demands of service in the Special Forces environment.

Who can get Special Forces disability allowance?

You may get Special Forces disability 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 Special Forces disability allowance?

You may get Special Forces disability allowance if you are:

  • currently qualified
  • posted to a Special Forces position, and
  • performing duty or temporary duty, or
  • performing duty in some support positions.

You may also get Special Forces disability allowance if you:

  • have completed Special Forces selection training, and
  • are undertaking training to qualify.

You may be paid an annual rate or a daily rate of allowance.

Your allowance may change depending on where you are posted and what your duties are.

When can't I get Special Forces disability allowance?

You may not get Special Forces disability allowance if you are providing low level support.

You may not get Special Forces disability allowance if you aren't in a Special Forces role for a specified period.

Can I get other allowances at the same time?

If you get a daily rate of Special Forces disability allowance, you can’t get deployment allowance.

If you get Special Forces disability allowance and clearance diver allowance or unpredictable explosives allowance at the same time, you get whichever rate is higher.

If you get trainee allowance, you may also get Special Forces disability allowance.

If you get Special Forces disability allowance you may not get some other allowances at the same time. These include:

  • adventurous training instructor allowance
  • arduous conditions instructor allowance
  • boarding party allowance
  • diving allowance
  • field allowance
  • flying disability allowance
  • paratrooper allowance
  • maritime disability allowance
  • maritime sustainability allowance, and/or,
  • submarine escape allowance.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 12.

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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