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Part 7: Member choice accommodation

7.7.1 Overview

  1. This Part provides Defence Housing Australia accommodation for members without dependants and members with dependants (unaccompanied) who are eligible for rent allowance.

  2. A member without dependants or a member with dependants (unaccompanied) may choose to apply for accommodation under this Part as an alternative benefit to living-in accommodation or rent allowance.

7.7.3 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Part.

Term Definition in this Part
Defence Housing Australia decision-maker Any of the following Defence Housing Australia employees are able to act as decision-makers under this Part.
  • Team Leader in the Defence Housing Australia Regional Office
  • Defence Housing Australia Regional Director
  • National Operations – Allocations Manager
  • Defence Housing Australia Housing Consultant
Rank group In this Part, a rank group is a group of ranks that includes a member's rank.
Rent ceiling Has the same meaning and operation as in section 7.8.10.
See: Part 8 Division 2 section 7.8.10 , Rent ceilings - other members

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.

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