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Division 7: Travel on extension of posting or second overseas posting

15.3.37 Purpose

The purpose of this Division is to provide a member and their dependants with travel when the member's long-term posting overseas has been extended or they are posted for a second consecutive long-term posting overseas in another location.

15.3.38 Additional travel when posting extended

  1. Subject to subsection 2, if a member's long-term posting overseas is extended for 12 months or more, the member and their dependants are eligible for the allowable travel cost for either of the following.

    1. Return travel between the location of the long-term posting overseas and the location where the member and their dependants normally live in Australia.

    2. Return travel between the location of the long-term posting overseas and another location within Australia up to the value of the travel provided under paragraph a.

    Note: The member and dependants do not have to travel at the same time.

  2. To be eligible for the benefit under subsection 1, the following must apply.

    1. The return travel must be taken between the following days.

      1. The day that is three months before the last day that the long-term posting overseas was expected to end.

      2. The day that is three months after the last day that the long-term posting overseas was expected to end.

    2. The member must be on approved leave for any period of absence from duty.

    3. Note: This does not apply to travel taken by the member's dependants.

  3. The member and their dependants are not eligible for the following benefits during travel under this section.

    1. Rest periods.

    2. Accommodation, meal and incidental costs.

  4. The CDF may approve travel outside of the period set out in paragraph 2.a. having regards to the following.

    1. The reason the member could not travel within the period set out under paragraph 2.a.

    2. The member's and dependant's welfare.

    3. The member's future work commitments over a six month period.

    4. Financial implications of the travel.

  5. If the member’s long-term posting location is a hardship location, the excess baggage provisions under section 16.4.16 apply to travel under this section.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 15.3.38.4 on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management

15.3.39 Additional travel on long-term posting overseas to a new overseas posting

  1. This section applies to a member on long-term posting overseas who is issued with a posting order for a second long-term posting overseas to another location.

  2. Note: This section does not apply to a member who was issued with a posting order for two or more overseas posting locations before they leave Australia. The member is not eligible for travel to Australia between these overseas postings in these circumstances.

  3. Subject to subsection 4, the member and their dependants are eligible for the following business class travel.

    1. Travel from the location of the first long-term posting overseas to a place in Australia.

    2. Travel from Australia to the location of the second long-term posting overseas.

    Note: The member and their dependants do not have to travel at the same time.

  4. The maximum benefit payable under subsection 2 is the cost of travel to and from the location where the member and their dependants normally live in Australia and the posting locations overseas.

  5. To be eligible for the benefit under subsection 2, the following must apply.

    1. The second long-term posting overseas must be for at least 12 months.

    2. The member must be on approved leave for any period of absence from duty.

    3. Note: This paragraph does not apply if the dependants are not travelling at the same time as the member.

  6. The member may use the travel benefit under subsection 2 during the following time period.

    1. After the end of the first long-term posting overseas.

    2. Before the start if the second long-term posting overseas.

  7. The member's dependants may use the travel benefit under subsection 2 during either of the following periods.

    1. The day that is three months before the last day that the first long-term posting overseas ends, but not after the member departs.

    2. The day that is three months after the first day that the second long-term posting overseas starts, but not before the member arrives.

    Exception: This subsection does not apply if dependants travel separately to the member under section 14.4.17.

  8. The member and their dependants are not eligible for accommodation, meal and incidental costs during travel under this section.

  9. The CDF may approve travel for the member outside of the period set out in paragraph 5. having regards to the following.

    1. The reason the member could not travel within the period set out under subsection 5.

    2. The member's and dependant's welfare.

    3. The member's work commitments over a six month period.

    4. Financial implications of the travel.

  10. Rest periods under Chapter 14 Part 4 Division 3 only apply for travel from Australia to the location of the second long-term posting overseas.

  11. Excess baggage provisions under section 14.4.11 apply to travel under this section.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 15.3.39.8 on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management

15.3.40 Dependants' travel costs to join the member on posting extension or posting to a second long-term posting overseas

  1. This section applies to a member who meets all of the following.

    1. The member is overseas on either of the following.

      1. On an unaccompanied long-term posting overseas.

      2. On short-term duty overseas.

    2. One of the following occurs.

      1. The member's long-term posting or short-term duty is extended.

      2. The member is issued with a posting order for a second long-term posting overseas.

    3. The member is eligible to become an accompanied member on long-term posting overseas.

  2. If the dependants join the member in the posting location, the member is eligible for either of the following.

    1. If the dependants have not yet travelled to the location — payment of travel costs under Chapter 14 Part 4 Division 4 for their dependants to travel to the location of the long-term posting overseas.

    2. If the dependants have travelled to the location at personal cost — reimbursement of costs for the dependant's travel up to the maximum amount that would have been payable under Chapter 14 Part 4 Division 4.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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