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ADF Member's Guide

Short absence for removal purposes

You may get a short absence for removal so you have time to organise your removal. The removal must be at Commonwealth expense.

Who can get short absence for removal purposes?

You may get short absence for removal purposes if you are a member of the:

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

When can I get short absence for removal purposes?

You may get short absence for removal purposes if you need short, informal time off duty to organise your removal. It can be used for situations where other kinds of leave may not be available or appropriate. It doesn’t accrue.

How much short absence for removal purposes can I get?

If you move from one location to another, you can get two days in a row at each location. You may get an extra day if you can show it’s needed.

If you move within the same location, you can get up to three days. You may get an extra day if you can show it's needed.

What should your decision-maker consider?

Your decision-maker should consider:

  • if your short absence for removal is reasonable, and
  • any operational needs.

Your supervisor in your direct chain of command can approve your short absence for removal purposes. They must not be below WO2 or APS level 4.

More information about short absence for removal purposes can be found in Chapter 5 Part 11 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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