Skip to main content

7.5.1 Purpose


In most situations the member must contribute towards the costs.

7.5.2 Definition - Suitable accommodation

7.5.3 Definitions - SAFE scheme


Examples for the SAFE scheme: 

  1. A person is threatened with domestic violence.
  2. Home invasion, burglary or other criminal activity.

7.5.6 Members eligible

7.5.7 Approval under the SAFE scheme

7.5.8 Member not eligible


Example: The member asks the removalist for a later delivery date. The goods arrive several days after the member.


Example 1: The member or their dependants are given notice to leave their rented home. They do not use the notice period to seek new accommodation.

Example 2: The member or their dependants are told to leave a Service residence or rented home because they have damaged it.

Example 3: The member rejects a reasonable offer of a Service residence. The Defence Housing Australia cannot offer the Service residence to another member as a suitable home within one month of the offer to the member. Temporary accommodation allowance will stop from the day that the CDF decides that they could have completed their removal to the residence, if they had accepted the offer. (See Part 6 Division 3 section 7.6.12, Acceptance or rejection of reasonable offer).

7.5.9 Member ceases continuous full-time service


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.


Example: The examples at section 7.5.17 also apply to this subsection, except that the location the member or former member is removed to will not be a posting location.

7.5.10 Eligibility of dependants on death of member


Examples: The examples at section 7.5.17 also apply to this subsection, except that the location the dependants are removed to will not be a posting location.

7.5.11 Conditions on eligibility

Pay and conditions manual

Visit the Afghanistan Inquiry website for information and welfare support regarding The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force’s (IGADF) Afghanistan Inquiry.