You may want travel to a restricted destination during your leave. If you do this, you must apply for a leave travel restriction waiver.
You must apply for a leave travel restriction waiver if you are a member of the:
You may be planning to take:
If you plan to travel to a restricted destination on leave, you must apply for a leave travel restriction waiver.
If your leave travel restriction waiver is approved, your leave may then be approved or denied.
Once your leave is approved, you must register:
You don’t have to apply for a leave travel restriction waiver if you transit through a restricted destination and you:
You must apply for a leave travel restriction waiver in writing.
You must apply in writing at least 30 days before your proposed travel date or as soon as practicable before travel.
Your application must be passed up the chain of command to the Deputy Chief Joint Operations.
You must apply to the Deputy Chief Joint Operations for permission to travel to a restricted area.
You must provide reasons for your travel. These reasons could include:
You shouldn't make any travel arrangements before you have approval to travel.
The Deputy Chief Joint Operations should consider:
Your leave decision-maker should consider any advice issued by the:
Your CO or Director must give reasons for approving or not approving your leave application.
If you travel to an unapproved restricted destination, your leave is revoked from the time you enter that destination. You are no longer on authorised leave unless:
You must notify the Australian government representative, Australian embassy or High Commission in the restricted destination.
More information about leave travel to a restricted destination can be found in Chapter 5 Part 2 Division 1.
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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