This Division describes the removal benefits for a member whose domestic or marital status changes, while serving overseas on long-term posting.
When a member marries or has a partnership recognised at the posting location, there is no removal benefit to have the spouse's or partner's possessions moved to the member's permanent accommodation overseas.
Approve a removal of personal effects to the posting location when a member has married away from the posting location.
The member must have at least 12 months' service remaining at the posting location. This time is effective from the approved date the member's spouse travels to accompany the member at the overseas location.
Only the spouse's personal possessions and wedding presents are removed from the place of marriage, to the member's permanent accommodation at the posting location.
Note: The spouse's furniture cannot be removed or placed in storage at Commonwealth cost.
Approve a removal of personal effects to the posting location when a member has a partnership recognised away from the posting location.
The member must have at least 12 months' service remaining at the posting location. This time is effective from the approved date the member's partner travels to accompany the member at the overseas location.
Only the partner's personal possessions are removed from the place where the couple's common household was established, to the member's permanent accommodation at the posting location.
Note: The partner's furniture cannot be removed or placed in storage at Commonwealth cost.
If the new spouse or partner has a child, the member is eligible for the removal of the child's personal effects. These conditions must be met.
The child is eligible as a member's dependant for removal purposes.
The child normally lives with the spouse or partner.
The child is to live with the member at the overseas posting location.
The Commonwealth is not responsible for costs associated with the full removal, storage or indemnity of the new dependants' goods.
Persons who can make the decisions under subsection 220.127.116.11 and subsection 18.104.22.168 on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is authorised to manage Defence pay and administration at overseas posts and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
Division 1 section 14.3.11 applies to the member's and any dependants' removal on the next posting after the member's marriage or ADF recognition of partnership, whichever is applicable.
On the member's and dependants' arrival in Australia after the long-term posting, the normal provisions for removal within Australia apply.
See: Chapter 6 Part 5, Removals and storage
A member on long-term posting overseas may cease to be a member with dependants. This means they no longer have a requirement to maintain a home for dependants at the overseas posting location. The member is eligible for one of these removals for their dependants.
Removal of items to the intended location of residence in Australia.
Temporary removal of items to storage in Australia, until completion of the overseas posting. In addition, a subsequent removal from storage to the intended location of residence in Australia.
Removal of items to any other location. This is provided the cost is no more than the cost if all items been removed at the same time.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.