Compassionate leave gives you time off if a close relative dies or suffers an illness or injury that could endanger their life.
You may get compassionate leave if you are a member of the:
You may get compassionate leave if a close relative:
Your close relative could be:
You may get up to five days of compassionate leave in a year. The days do not have to be taken all at once.
You may get additional days depending on your circumstances.
More information about compassionate leave can be found in Chapter 5 Part 9 Division 2.
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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