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Annex 9.5.A: Amounts for accommodation, meals and incidentals

Note: Accommodation rates in this Annex apply to a member eligible for travelling allowance under Part 5 Division 3.

Part 1: Accommodation rates

The maximum rate for a member who is in a location specified in column A is either of the following.

  1. If the member holds a rank of Brigadier or higher, the rate in column B.
  2. If the member holds a rank of Colonel or lower, the rate in column C.
Accommodation rates
Column A
Location
Column B
Brigadier or higher
($)
Column C
Colonel or lower
($)
Adelaide
176.00
132.00
Brisbane
183.00
137.00
Canberra
195.00
146.00
Darwin
(April to November)
252.00
189.00
Darwin
(December to March)
135.00
189.00
Hobart
171.00
128.00
Melbourne
187.00
140.00
Perth
183.00
137.00
Sydney
241.00
181.00
High-cost country centres
See Part 2
See Part 2
Medium-cost country centres (see Part 3)
148.00
124.00
Other country centres
137.00
114.00

Part 2: High-cost country centres – accommodation

The maximum rate payable for a location specified in column A is the rate in column B of the following table.

High-cost country centres
Column A
Location
Column B
New South Wales
Armidale
131.50
Bathurst
129.00
Bourke
129.00
Broken Hill
144.50
Cobar
131.005
Coffs Harbour
138.50
Dubbo
146.00
Gosford
133.50
Goulburn
128.50
Lismore
142.00
Maitland
138.50
Mudgee
131.50
Muswellbrook
135.00
Newcastle
129.50
Nowra
131.50
Orange
128.00
Port Macquarie
130.50
Wagga Wagga
140.50
Wollongong
145.00
Northern Territory
Alice Springs
(April to November)
125.00
Alice Springs
(December to March)
114.50
Katherine
(April to November)
137.50
Katherine
(December to March)
136.50
Yulara
(April to November)
430.00
Yulara
(December to March)
403.50
Queensland
Cairns
148.50
Dalby
161.50
Emerald
129.50
Gold Coast
182.00
Hervey Bay
129.50
Kingaroy
128.50
Mount Isa
153.50
Roma
129.50
South Australia
Ceduna
130.50
Mount Gambier
137.00
Naracoorte
129.50
Wilpena Pound
182.00
Tasmania
Burnie
164.00
Devonport
139.00
Launceston
130.50
Victoria
Sale
135.00
Seymour
161.00
Shepparton
131.00
Swan Hill
133.50
Wangaratta
148.00
Wonthaggi
129.50
Western Australia
Broome
172.00
Carnarvon
147.00
Derby
140.50
Esperance
154.50
Exmouth
143.00
Geraldton
147.50
Kalgoorlie
139.50
Karratha
172.00
Kununurra
173.50
Newman
141.00
Northam
137.50
Port Hedland
143.00
External Australian Territory
Christmas Island (WA)
142.50
Norfolk Island
168.50

Part 3: Medium-cost country centres

A medium-cost country centre is a location in the following table.

Medium-cost country centres
Medium-cost country centres
New South Wales
Bega
Grafton
Gunnedah
Inverell
Leeton
Narrabri
Queanbeyan
Tumut
Western Australia
Bunbury
Queensland
Bundaberg
Mackay
Tasmania
Queenstown
South Australia
Port Augusta
Port Pirie
Whyalla
Victoria
Bairnsdale
Colac
Echuca
Warnambool

Part 4: Meals and incidentals

The rate of allowance for a location in column A is the rate for relevant meal in columns B, C and D and incidentals column E in the following table.

Meals and incidentals
Column A
Location
Column B
Breakfast
($)
Column C
Lunch
($)
Column D
Dinner
($)
Column E
Incidentals
($)
Capital cities and high-cost country centres
28.15
31.65
53.90
20.05
Medium-cost country centres and other country centres
25.20
28.75
49.60
20.05