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Pay and Conditions

ADF Member's Guide

Medical residency – additional salary

You may get extra pay if you work as a resident medical officer at a civilian hospital.

This should add up to the same salary and allowances as a civilian residential medical officer.

Who can get medical residency – additional salary?

You may get this additional salary if you:

  • complete a period of compulsory residency at a civilian hospital
  • work full-time at the hospital providing your training
  • remain in the ADF, and
  • Meet all the conditions of service of a full-time member.

How is the additional salary calculated?

The additional salary is worked out by calculating the difference between:

  • what the civilian hospital pays Defence for your services, and
  • your ADF salary, service allowance and ADF district allowance (if you get this allowance).

You may also get paid for any leave you accrued but didn't take.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 8 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.

This Member's Guide does not incorporate or make provision for members on a flexible service determination.

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Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

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