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When you stay in living-in accommodation (LIA)

You may get meal allowance for lunch if your normal place of duty is in a capital city and a meal isn’t provided.

When you live out

When you perform extra duty

When your rostered duty changes

When you can't go home for lunch

When you're not eligible

An in-flight meal on a commercial aircraft isn't counted a meal. You can still get meal allowance if you get an in-flight meal.

Rates of meal allowance

Apply for meal allowance


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