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17.4.2 Purpose


Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 9 sets out the provisions for members who are hospitalised in Australia with a very serious or serious illness.

17.4.4 Person this Part applies to


Note: In the total workforce system, the following arrangements apply.

  1. For the purpose of this policy, a member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 7. A member in Service category 6 is unlikely to be deployed.

  2. A member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5 who is also on Service option C.

  3. A member of the Reserves may be described as a member in Service category 2, 3, 4 or 5.

17.4.4A APS employees this Part applies to

17.4.5 Persons who this Part does not apply to


Example: A member who is posted to Washington DC becomes seriously ill and is in hospital. The member's partner lives in Washington with the member. Support under this Part is not provided.

17.4.6 People who may be an approved visitor


Example: The member has a child who lives with the member's former partner. The child has not been recognised as a dependent under Chapter 3 Part 1 Division 2 for pay and conditions purposes as the child does not live with the member.


Example: The member has a partner who is not a resident of Australia and who they met overseas. The partner lives with the member as a de facto partner in the overseas posting location.

17.4.7 Approved period for visit

17.4.8 Long term illness

Assistance for the approved visitor


An approved visitor may be provided with the following assistance under this Part.

  1. Travel insurance, documentation and vaccinations.

  2. Travel.

  3. Accomodation.

  4. Meals.

17.4.10 Travel insurance, documentation and vaccinations

17.4.11 Assistance with overseas travel

17.4.12 Assistance with accommodation

17.4.13 Assistance with meals

17.4.14 When the member's condition changes


Examples: Some circumstances beyond an approved visitor's control can include, but are not limited to, airline strikes, weather delays and sold out flights.

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