Compassionate leave gives you time off if a close relative dies or suffers an illness or injury that could endanger their life.
You may get compassionate leave if you are a member of the:
You may get compassionate leave if a close relative:
Your close relative could be:
You may get up to five days of compassionate leave in a year. The days do not have to be taken all at once.
You may get additional days depending on your circumstances.
More information about compassionate leave can be found in Chapter 5 Part 9 Division 2.
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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