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6.5.18 Purpose

6.5.19 Compassionate removal to a personal location where benefits are provided


Example: A member lives in Wagga Wagga. The member's daughter needs ongoing medical care. That care is only available from a hospital in Melbourne. The family decides that the member's dependants should move to Melbourne. The member may be eligible for a removal under this section.

Non-Example: A member needs child care for their young child. The member would like their mother to provide that care, while the member works. The member's mother lives in another city. The member's mother is not the only source of child care available. Alternative child care could be found at the member's location. The member is not eligible for a removal under this section.

    6.5.19A Removal to a personal location for employment or study


    Example: A member and dependants live in Canberra. The member is posted to Adelaide, but the member's partner gets a job in Melbourne. The personal location is closer to Adelaide and meets the distance requirements.


    Example: The member's posting to the new location is to commence on 1 July. The member's partner is to commence employment at the personal location on 16 March. It is considered reasonable for the early removal of the dependant's possessions to allow for the member's partner to commence their employment.

    6.5.20 Removal to a personal location where benefits are provided instead of a remote location

    6.5.21 Removal to a personal location on seagoing posting

    6.5.22 Removal of dependants from personal location to current posting location


    Example: A member's spouse moved away from the member's posting location because she wanted to live somewhere else. The family paid for the removal. The member is posted to a new location, and the spouse decides to rejoin the member. The Commonwealth does not provide a removal for the spouse to move to the member's new location.

    6.5.23 Overseas personal location

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