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15.3.6 Purpose

15.3.7 Public transport

Guidance

Example: The member used public transport to travel to and from work on 220 days between 1 March and the following 28 February.

As 213 days is the maximum number of days, any days over that figure are not counted. The member's public transport costs for the year were AUD 1,550.00.

The formula to calculate the members excess public transport costs is as follows:

excess costs = 1,550 – ((213 ÷ 213) x 1,371.70)

The member may be reimbursed AUD 178.30.

15.3.8 Private vehicle

Guidance

Example: A member is on posting in Shrivenham, UK. In a 2.0 litre engine vehicle, they make a 70 km daily return trip. Vehicle allowance within Australia is AUD 0.71 a km for that vehicle. The exchange rate used is 0.40. This table shows how to work out the excess commuting costs.

15.3.9 Public transport and private vehicle combined

Guidance

Example: A member is on posting in London. Each day, they drive a 30 km return journey to the Underground station, then travel by tube to work using a five-zone monthly season ticket. Vehicle and other details are as set out in the table in section 15.3.8. This table shows how to work out the excess commuting costs.

(The figures in the example just show the calculations. They are not current amounts.)

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