Port Wakefield allowance compensates a member for the isolation, harsh climate and cost of living involved in serving at the Port Wakefield establishment.
This table defines term used in this Division.
|Term||Definition in this Division|
|Establishment||Proof and Experimental Establishment at Port Wakefield in South Australia.|
Subject to subsection 1A, a member is eligible for Port Wakefield allowance if the member is posted to the establishment and must live there.
1A. Port Wakefield allowance is not payable during a nonworking period that exceeds 28 days under a member's flexible service determination.
The rate of allowance for a member who meets the condition in column A is the rate in column B.
Annual rate ($)
|1.||The member has at least one dependant living at the establishment.||2,775|
|2.||Any other member.||1,390|
Port Wakefield allowance is paid from the date the member takes up residence at the establishment and ends when they leave it.
A member serving at the establishment on temporary duty is not eligible for the allowance.
The conditions for absence from a remote location under Division 2 apply to a member's absence from the establishment.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.