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7.1.18 Purpose

7.1.19 Member who is eligible

7.1.20 Member who is not eligible


In the total workforce system, continuous full-time service may be described as service in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.

7.1.21 Member to apply in writing


The approved form titled "Request for house hunting trip" is located at Forms | Defence Housing Australia (

7.1.22 CDF may approve a house-hunting trip

7.1.23 House-hunting trip payments

7.1.24 Costs that will not be paid

7.1.25 Car hire for member returning to Australia

7.1.26 Families with special needs

7.1.27 House not chosen during house-hunting trip


Example: The member gains an extra dependant.

7.1.28 Evidence of house-hunting trip costs


Examples: Hotel, meals and hire car receipts or statutory declaration of expenses.

Defence Housing Australia procedures for house-hunting trips


Defence Housing Australia uses the following process for house-hunting trips.

Step Action
1. The member submits a request for house-hunting trip form to the relevant area in Defence Housing Australia, as specified on the form.
2. The request is sent to the Housing Management Centre at the gaining location for decision.
3. The Housing Management Centre writes to the member to tell them if their request has been approved or not. Toll Transitions Regional Support Centre gets a copy.
4. If the request is approved Toll Transitions arrange payment for the house-hunting trip. They inform the member of the payment and the requirement to acquit it.

Pay and conditions manual

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