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This determination amends the Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service to adjust location allowances; to adjust the rates of vehicle allowance when a member travels by private vehicle; to adjust the rates of accommodation, meal and incidental allowances for Australian Defence Force members required to travel on Defence business; to adjust the lists of high-cost and medium-cost country centres for the purposes of determining accommodation, meal and incidental allowances for members required to travel on Defence business; and to adjust meal rates for members and their dependants living in temporary accommodation.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 28 Aug 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Sep-2019
Tabled Senate09-Sep-2019
To be repealed 15 Nov 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment (Location and Travel allowances – rate amendment) Determination 2019 (No. 24)

I, FIONA LOUISE McSPEERIN, Assistant Secretary, People Policy and Employment Conditions, make the following Determination under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903.

Dated 23 August 2019

F L McSPEERIN

Assistant Secretary
People Policy and Employment Conditions
Defence People Group

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1—Location allowance amendments                                                           2

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                2

Schedule 2—Travelling costs amendments                                                                 4

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                4

Schedule 3—Amounts for accommodation, meals and incidentals amendment     7

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                7

 

 


1  Name

This instrument is the Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment (Location and Travel allowances – rate amendment) Determination 2019 (No. 24).

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 3 October 2019.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903.

4  Schedules

Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

 

Schedule 1—Location allowance amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Section 4.4.9 (Rate of allowance – member living in)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

4.4.9    Rate of allowance

1.

The rate of allowance for a member who meets the condition in column A and is living at a location with a grade in column B is the rate in column C.

 

Item

Column A

Condition

Column B

Location grade

Column C

Rate

($)

1.

A member who lives in.

A

970

B

2,775

C

3,470

D

4,855

E

5,550

2.

A member with dependants who lives out, and item 3.a does not apply.

A

2,775

B

7,925

C

9,910

D

13,875

E

15,860

3.

a.  A member with dependants who lives out and one or more of those dependants meet all of these conditions.

i.   The dependant is an ADF member or an APS employee in Defence.

ii.  The dependant is paid ADF district allowance or district allowance under the Defence Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020 as in force on 16 August 2017.

b.  A member with dependants (unaccompanied) who lives out.

c.  A member without dependants who lives out.

A

1,390

B

3,965

C

4,955

D

6,940

E

7,930

 

2.

A member who lives out and must live in for Service reasons is taken to be living out for the following periods.

 

a.

The period they live in, up to 30 days.

 

b.

Any further part of the period they live in while any dependants remain at the remote location.

2
Subsection 4.4.10 (Rate of allowance – member living out)

 

Omit the section.

3
Paragraph 4.4.16.2.b (Member serving a period of detention), see note

 

Omit the see note.

4
Subsection 4.4.19.2 (Benefit)

 

Omit the subsection, substitute:

2.

The rate of allowance for a member who meets the condition in column A is the rate in column B.

 

Item

Column A

Condition

Column B

Annual rate

($)

1.

The member has at least one dependant living at the establishment.

2,775

2.

Any other member.

1,390

 

5
Section 4.4.31 (Rate of allowance)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

4.4.31    Rate of allowance

 

The rate of allowance for a member who the paragraph in column A applies is rate in column B.

 

Item

Column A

Paragraph

Column B

Annual rate

($)

1.

Paragraph 4.4.30.a

13,676

2.

Paragraph 4.4.30.b

7,535

 

Schedule 2—Travelling costs amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Section 4.5.9 (Rates of allowance)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

4.5.9    Rates of meal allowance

 

The rate of meal allowance for each meal period in column A is the rate in column B.

 

Item

Column A

Meal period

Column B

Rate

($)

1.

breakfast

25.20

2.

lunch under paragraph 4.5.6.1.d

11.50

3.

any other lunch

28.75

4.

dinner

49.60

 

2
Paragraph 7.5.24.1.b (Meals – hotel or serviced apartment), see note

 

Omit the see note.

3
Subsection 7.5.24.2 (Meals – hotel or serviced apartment)

 

Omit the subsection, substitute:

2.

The amount a member is paid for themselves and for each dependant who is 10 years old or older for a meal period in column A is either of the following.

 

a.

If the member is in a Capital city or high-cost country centre, the rate in column B.

 

b.

If the member is in a location that than a Capital city or high-cost country centre, the rate in column C.

 

Item

Column A

Meal period

Column B

Capital cities and high-cost country centres

($)

Column C

Other locations

($)

1.

breakfast

28.15

25.20

2.

lunch

31.65

28.75

3.

dinner

53.90

49.60

 


 

 

4
Subsection 7.5.24.3 (Meals – hotel or serviced apartment)

 

Omit the subsection, substitute:

3.

The amount a member is paid for each dependant who is less than 10 years old for a meal period in column A is either of the following.

 

a.

If the member is in a Capital city or high-cost country centre, the rate in column B.

 

b.

If the member is in a location that than a Capital city or high-cost country centre, the rate in column C.

 

Item

Column A

Meal period

Column B

Capital cities and high-cost country centres

($)

Column C

Other locations

($)

1.

breakfast

14.10

12.60

2.

lunch

15.85

14.40

3.

dinner

26.95

24.80

 

5
Subsection 7.5.24.3 (Meals – hotel or serviced apartment), example table

 

Omit the example table.

6
Subsection 9.5.10.2 (Part-day travel period)

 

Omit "$50.70", substitute "$51.70".

7
Subsection 9.5.20.2 (Member living in eligible to use the Defence travel card), table item 5

 

Omit "$69.00", substitute "$70.15".

8
Subsection 9.5.22.2 (Travel for more than 21 days), table item 3

 

Omit "$67.75", substitute "$70.15".

9
Subsection 9.5.39.2 (Member living in), table item 5

 

Omit "$69.00", substitute "$70.15".

10
Subsection 9.5.41.2 (Travel for more than 21 days), table item 3

 

Omit "$69.00", substitute "$70.15".


 

11
Annex 9.5.B (Amounts for travel after 21 days), Part 2

 

Omit the Part, substitute:

Part 2:  Amounts for travel after 21 days – meals

 

The weekly maximum rate for a member who occupies a type of accommodation in column A that meets the condition in column B is the rate in column C of the following table.

 

Item

Column A

Accommodation

Column B

Condition

Column C

Rate

($)

1.

A boarding house, hotel or motel where the tariff is not all inclusive

Cooking facilities are not provided

795.90

Cooking facilities are provided

445.70

3.

Rental accommodation

-

445.70

 

12.
Paragraph 9.6.25.1.b (Amount of allowance and calculation of distance)

 

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

 

b.

the rate for an engine type and capacity in column A or B is the amount in column C.

 

Item

Column A

Non-rotary engine

Column B

Rotary engine

Column C

Rate per km

1.

more than 2600cc

More than 1300cc

86 cents

2.

1601cc – 2600cc

801cc – 1300cc

85 cents

3.

1600cc or less

800cc or less

66 cents

 

13
Paragraph 9.6.25.1.c (Amount of allowance and calculation of distance), table

 

Omit the table.

14
Subsection 9.6.26.1 (Increased rate for passengers, equipment etc)

 

Omit "0.83", substitute "0.9".

 

Schedule 3—Amounts for accommodation, meals and incidentals amendment

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

 

1
Annex 9.5.A (Amounts for accommodation, meals and incidentals)

 

Omit the Annex, substitute:

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

Part 1:  Accommodation rates

 

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

 

a.

If the member holds a rank of Brigadier or higher, the rate in column B.

 

b.

If the member holds a rank of Colonel or lower, the rate in column C.

 

Column A

Location

Column B

Brigadier or higher

($)

Column C

Colonel or lower

($)

Adelaide

176.00

132.00

Brisbane

183.00

137.00

Canberra

195.00

146.00

Darwin

(April to November)

252.00

189.00

Darwin

(December to March)

135.00

101.00

Hobart

171.00

128.00

Melbourne

187.00

140.00

Perth

183.00

137.00

Sydney

241.00

181.00

High-cost country centres

See Part 2

See Part 2

Medium-cost country centres (see Part 3)

148.00

124.00

Other country centres

137.00

114.00

 

 

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.

 

Column A

Location

Column B

Rate

New South Wales

Armidale

131.50

Bathurst

129.00

Bourke

129.00

Broken Hill

144.50

Cobar

131.00

Coffs Harbour

138.50

Dubbo

146.00

Gosford

133.50

Goulburn

128.50

Lismore

142.00

Maitland

138.50

Mudgee

131.50

Muswellbrook

135.00

Newcastle

129.50

Nowra

131.50

Orange

128.00

Port Macquarie

130.50

Wagga Wagga

140.50

Wollongong

145.00

Northern Territory

Alice Springs

(April to November)

125.00

Alice Springs

(December to March)

114.50

Katherine

(April to November)

137.50

Katherine

(December to March)

136.50

Yulara

(April to November)

430.00

Yulara

(December to March)

403.50

Queensland

Cairns

148.50

Dalby

161.50

Emerald

129.50

Gold Coast

182.00

Hervey Bay

129.50

Kingaroy

128.50

Mount Isa

153.50

Roma

129.50

South Australia

Ceduna

130.50

Mount Gambier

137.00

Naracoorte

129.50

Wilpena Pound

182.00

Tasmania

Burnie

164.00

Devonport

139.00

Launceston

130.50

Victoria

Sale

135.00

Seymour

161.00

Shepparton

131.00

Swan Hill

133.50

Wangaratta

148.00

Wonthaggi

129.50

Western Australia

Broome

172.00

Carnarvon

147.00

Derby

140.50

Esperance

154.50

Exmouth

143.00

Geraldton

147.50

Kalgoorlie

139.50

Karratha

172.00

Kununurra

173.50

Newman

141.00

Northam

137.50

Port Hedland

143.00

External Australian Territory

Christmas Island (WA)

142.50

Norfolk Island

168.50

Part 3:  Medium-cost country centres

 

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

 

Medium-cost country centres

New South Wales

Bega

Grafton

Gunnedah

Inverell

Leeton

Narrabri

Queanbeyan

Tumut

Western Australia

Bunbury

Queensland

Bundaberg

Mackay

Tasmania

Queenstown

South Australia

Port Augusta

Port Pirie

Whyalla

Victoria

Bairnsdale

Colac

Echuca

Warrnambool

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.

 

Column A

Location

Column B

Breakfast

($)

Column C

Lunch

($)

Column D

Dinner

($)

Column E

Incidentals

($)

Capital cities and
high-cost country centres

28.15

31.65

53.90

20.05

Medium-cost country centres and other country centres

25.20

28.75

49.60

20.05