Disturbance allowance may give you a lump sum payment to help you with some of the costs of removal in Australia.
You may get disturbance allowance if you are a member of the:
You may get disturbance allowance if you:
You may also get disturbance allowance if:
If your dependant is also a member and you move at the same time, only one of you may get disturbance allowance.
You can't get disturbance allowance if you move:
How much disturbance allowance you get depends on your circumstances and how many times you have been removed.
To work out how much you may get, you need to know the number of your current removal. You count how many times you have been eligible for disturbance allowance (in this period of continuous full-time service). This includes the current removal.
If your spouse or partner is also a member and you move together, the number is the greater of the two, including the current removal.
If you die and your dependants get a removal, they may get disturbance allowance.
You may get disturbance allowance for:
If you get a removal without your dependants, you may get disturbance allowance.
Your dependants may get a removal to the same place later. You can’t get more disturbance allowance than if you had all moved together.
You may get disturbance allowance for one removal in Australia if you are posted overseas.
More information about disturbance allowance and specific rates can be found in Chapter 6 Part 1 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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