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Pay and Conditions

ADF Member's Guide

Uniform allowance

You may get a uniform allowance to help you maintain your uniforms.

Who can get uniform allowance?

You may get uniform allowance if you are a member of the:

  • Permanent Forces, or
  • Reserves on continuous full-time service
  • your rank is Major General or below, and
  • you are entitled to a salary.

You may get uniform allowance if you are serving a period of detention under Service law.

If you are a member on a flexible service determination (weeks per month pattern of service), you may get uniform allowance for your working days. You won’t get uniform allowance during leave without pay.

Who can’t get uniform allowance?

You can’t get uniform allowance if you are:

  • a member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service, and
  • entitled to free replacement clothing.

What is my uniform allowance for?

Uniform allowance is to help you keep your uniforms in good order and condition.

Uniform allowance doesn’t cover laundry or dry cleaning costs. It also doesn't cover personal items like towels, brushes, pyjamas or underwear.

How much you get depends on your rank.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 10 Part 1.

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.

For this topic....


  • ADF Pay and Conditions Manual, Chapter 10 Part 1

Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

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