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6.1.3 Purpose

6.1.4 Members eligible


In the total workforce system, a member on continuous full-time service may be described as a member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.

6.1.5 Members not eligible


A member moving overseas from Australia may be eligible for transfer allowance under Chapter 14 Part 3 Division 3.

Example 1: A member has married and is moving to a larger home.

Example 2: The member's marriage or partnership has broken down and they are moving to a smaller home.

6.1.6 Amount of allowance


The list of deployments approved by the Minister is available in Annex 17.1.A.


Example: A member with no resident family living out is posted from Sydney to Brisbane. The member occupies temporary living in accommodation for a period less than six weeks while they secure live out accommodation in the new housing benefit location. The member is to be paid at the relevant living out to living out rate in the table in subsection 2.

6.1.7 Number of current removal

6.1.8 Resident family removed at a later date

6.1.9 Removal on enlistment

6.1.10 Removals to and from overseas – number of removals

6.1.11 Death of a member

6.1.12 Child changing school – additional payment

6.1.13 Telephone installation or reconnection costs

6.1.14 Private vehicle transfer costs

Drivers' licence transfer fees


A separate payment for drivers' licence transfer fees is no longer necessary. This is because states that impose a fee for transfer allow members to use their current licence until it expires. However, a member is expected to hold a Form AB135, Defence Driving Identification. Victoria and the Northern Territory require Service personnel to transfer their licence but they charge no fee for the transfer.

6.1.15 Payment in special circumstances

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