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Annex 9.5.A: Amounts for accommodation, meals and incidentals

Note: Accommodation rates in this Annex apply to a member eligible for travelling allowance under Part 5 Division 3.

Part 1: Accommodation rates

The maximum rate for a member who is in a location specified in column A is either of the following.

  1. If the member holds a rank of Brigadier or higher, the rate in column B.
  2. If the member holds a rank of Colonel or lower, the rate in column C.
Accommodation rates
Column A
Location
Column B
Brigadier or higher
($)
Column C
Colonel or lower
($)
Adelaide
179.00
134.00
Brisbane
185.00
139.00
Canberra
201.00
151.00
Darwin
(April to November)
262.00
196.00
Darwin
(December to March)
140.00
105.00
Hobart
170.00
127.00
Melbourne
191.00
143.00
Perth
189.00
142.00
Sydney
248.00
186.00
High-cost country centres
See Part 2
See Part 2
Medium-cost country centres (see Part 3)
147.00
122.00
Other country centres
136.00
113.00

Part 2: High-cost country centres – accommodation

The maximum rate payable for a location specified in column A is the rate in column B of the following table.

High-cost country centres
Column A
Location
Column B
New South Wales
Armidale
138.00
Bathurst
133.00
Bega
131.00
Bourke
147.00
Broken Hill
143.50
Cobar
136.00
Coffs Harbour
139.50
Dubbo
134.00
Gosford
136.00
Goulburn
132.50
Gunnedah
133.00
Leeton
129.50
Lismore
135.00
Maitland
145.50
Mudgee
150.00
Muswellbrook
147.50
Newcastle
174.00
Nowra
138.00
Orange
146.50
Port Macquarie
160.50
Queanbeyan
130.00
Wagga Wagga
143.50
Wollongong
144.50
Northern Territory
Alice Springs
(April to November)
130.00
Alice Springs
(December to March)
119.00
Jabiru
(April to November)
234.00
Jabiru
(December to March)
158.50
Katherine
(April to November)
143.00
Katherine
(December to March)
142.00
Nhulunbuy
(April to November)
248.50
Nhulunbuy
(December to March)
221.50
Tennant Creek
139.50
Yulara
(April to November)
447.00
Yulara
(December to March)
419.50
Queensland
Bundaberg
128.50
Cairns
150.50
Dalby
164.00
Emerald
131.00
Gold Coast
184.00
Hervey Bay
131.00
Kingaroy
130.00
Monto
128.00
Mount Isa
155.50
Roma
131.00
Toowoomba
131.50
South Australia
Ceduna
133.00
Mount Gambier
139.50
Naracoorte
132.00
Port Augusta
128.00
Port Lincoln
160.50
Whyalla
130.00
Wilpena Pound
185.50
Tasmania
Burnie
163.50
Devonport
138.50
Launceston
130.00
Victoria
Ballarat
151.00
Benalla
140.00
Bendigo
138.00
Bright
165.00
Geelong
134.00
Hamilton
136.50
Horsham
151.50
Mildura
132.50
Portland
134.34
Sale
131.78
Seymour
132.03
Shepparton
147.78
Swan Hill
134.10
Wangaratta
141.76
Wonthaggi
149.17
Western Australia
Albany
143.12
Broome
177.41
Carnarvon
151.86
Derby
145.19
Esperance
159.63
Exmouth
147.36
Geraldton
152.22
Halls Creek
158.23
Kalgoorlie
144.19
Karratha
177.27
Kununurra
179.14
Newman
145.28
Northam
142.05
Port Hedland
147.44
External Australian Territory
Christmas Island (WA)
190.00
Cocos
318.50
Horn
171.50
Norfolk Island
137.50

Part 3: Medium-cost country centres

A medium-cost country centre is a location in the following table.

Medium-cost country centres
Medium-cost country centres
New South Wales
Cowra
Grafton
Griffith
Inverell
Narrabri
Tamworth
Tumut
Western Australia
Bunbury
Queensland
Charters Towers
Mackay
Rockhampton
Townsville
Tasmania
Queenstown
South Australia
Port Pirie
Victoria
Ararat
Bairnsdale
Colac
Echuca
Warnambool

Part 4: Meals and incidentals

The rate of allowance for a location in column A is the rate for relevant meal in columns B, C and D and incidentals column E in the following table.

Meals and incidentals
Column A
Location
Column B
Breakfast
($)
Column C
Lunch
($)
Column D
Dinner
($)
Column E
Incidentals
($)
Capital cities and high-cost country centres
28.70
32.30
55.05
20.40
Medium-cost country centres and other country centres
25.75
29.35
50.65
20.40