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Pay and Conditions

ADF Member's Guide

Victoria Cross for Australia representational duties

If you are awarded a Victoria Cross for Australia, you and your family may get additional support. This support:

  • recognises and rewards your contribution, and
  • helps you and your family to carry out representational duties.

Who can get support?

Defence may provide support for:

  • you
  • a member performing escort duties
  • your spouse or partner
  • your recognised dependants, and/or
  • your family members.

You may be awarded a Victoria Cross for Australia after you die. Your family may get support for up to five years to represent you. Your family may nominate up to two family members to attend an activity.

What support is available?

The support may cover:

  • the purchase or hire of civilian clothes
  • laundry and dry cleaning costs
  • babysitting costs
  • business class travel, and/or
  • travel costs or allowance.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 7.

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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Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

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