You may marry or form a de facto relationship and your spouse or partner is recognised for Defence benefit purposes. You may gain a dependant recognised for Defence benefit purposes.
You may get a removal or storage at Defence expense.
You may have planned to:
You may be posted before the planned event, registration or recognition happens.
If you want to get a removal for your dependants at Defence expense, you have to provide documents. The documents must prove that before you got your posting authority you had:
You can only get one removal for your dependant for the same relationship.
You may marry or have an ADF recognised partner in your current posting location. You may get a removal for your dependants at Defence expense if this happens:
If your spouse or partner doesn’t move to your posting location, you must repay any removal assistance you got from Defence.
Your spouse or partner is from outside your posting location. Your marriage or relationship is recognised in Australia.
You may be serving:
You may get a removal at Defence expense if:
If you marry or have an ADF recognised partnership outside Australia, your partner’s point of entry into Australia is considered the place of marriage.
If you are serving in a seagoing ship, you may get a removal to your:
If you are serving in an aircraft squadron where you are likely to serve on a seagoing ship, you may get a removal to your:
You must make your choice in writing.
You may get your furniture and effects removed:
Your spouse or partner may have the following removed at Defence expense:
Your spouse or partner can’t get their furniture or whitegoods removed at Defence expense.
You may get a removal at Defence expense for your spouse’s or partner’s child when you marry or have the partnership recognised.
The child’s effects may be removed at Defence expense if:
You may not get a removal at Defence expense for your spouse or partner when you first marry or have a relationship recognised.
When you are next posted, you may get a removal at Defence expense for yourself and your spouse or partner.
You can choose where you are removed from if:
You can choose to be removed from:
If you got married or had an ADF recognised partnership outside Australia, your partner’s removal will be from the point of entry into Australia.
You may get a removal from any location in Australia. Defence will only cover the cost of a removal from:
Your housing may no longer be suitable if you have additional dependants. You may be eligible for a removal to a new house in your posting location. The number of bedrooms you’re eligible for will determine your new house size.
More information about becoming a member with dependants can be found in Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 8.
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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