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ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement

ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA) 2020-2023

The WRA is the framework through which annual salary and salary-related allowance adjustments are provided for ADF members, and forms part of the total remuneration package. The Directorate of Military Remuneration is the lead for the development of the WRA.

Key Information

The WRA 2017-2020 delivered an increase of two per cent per year for three years to salary and salary-related allowances of ADF members, without the loss of any conditions of service. The last two per cent increase was paid in November 2019. The current Arrangement will expire on 11 November 2020.

As stated in the CDF Signal, a proposition of two per cent per annum for a three-year period, with no loss of conditions of service to fund the WRA, will be submitted to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal for consideration in August 2020.

Consistent with the Government's direction for a six-month deferral of APS pay rises, it is intended that the first WRA payment will be delayed from November 2020 to May 2021, with the second and third payments in November 2021 and November 2022, respectively.

Feedback Requested by 29 July 2020

ADF members are encouraged to submit feedback through their unit command for submission to the appropriate Service Headquarters. However, individuals can also provide direct feedback to the Director of Military Remuneration. Contact details are listed below.


WRA CDF Signal

WRA Letter for Commanders and Managers

WRA Fact Sheet

WRA Presentation

DEFGRAM (to be released 13 July 2020).

Watch this two minute video which summaries the WRA proposal.

Can't see the video? Watch it on the new ADF Pay and Conditions website:




Air Force:

Deployed Members:

Joint:, with copies to

Directorate of Military Remuneration:

Please note: This page is a guide only. For further information on policy refer to the ADF Pay and Conditions Manual.

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