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Division 2: Pre-deployment leave travel

9.4.16 Purpose

This Division allows a member to travel when pre-deployment leave has been granted.

9.4.17 Benefit

  1. A member is eligible for pre-deployment leave travel if all of the following apply.

    1. The member has been granted pre-deployment leave under Chapter 5 Part 9 Division 7.

    2. If the member has nominated family — the nominated family is not at the member’s place of duty.

    3. The member will not be going to a place that would require the member to isolate on their return to their place of duty.

    1A.   Pre-deployment leave travel is the cost of travel from the member’s location in Australia to one of the following.

    1. If the member's nominated family is in Australia — to the location of their nominated family.

    2. If the member has no nominated family — to the nearest capital city.

  2. Pre-deployment leave travel is provided on a door-to-door basis.

  3. See: Part 1 section 9.1.12, Door-to-door travel

9.4.18 Member not eligible

If a member has a recreation leave travel benefit, it must used instead of a pre-deployment leave travel benefit.

9.4.19 Offset of benefit

A member can put the cost of their benefit towards the cost of travel to somewhere other than their home location. Both these conditions must be met.

  1. The member pays any excess costs involved.

  2. The authorised person is satisfied on both these counts.

    1. Special circumstances exist.

    2. The member's need for travel is generally within the purposes for which pre-deployment leave is granted.

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


Copies of forms are available on the webforms system or through the Defence Service Centre.

  • AE505, Travel Request Form

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