7.6.28 Member eligible for a Service residence
7.6.29 Member with dependants (unaccompanied) eligibility in two locations
7.6.30 Member without dependants eligible for a Service residence
7.6.32 Members with part-time contact with children
7.6.33 Acceptance or rejection of reasonable offer
Example: The member accepts a Service residence by signing a tenancy agreement.
7.6.34 Reasons for rejecting a reasonable offer
7.6.35 Changing Service residences
Example 1: The home's foundations are unstable after an earthquake.
Example 2: A recent accident confines a member to a wheelchair for several months. A two-story home is no longer suitable.
7.6.36 Pet ownership
Members won’t be eligible for a removal if they get a pet while they are living in a Service Residence, where it is not allowed.
Example: The member has signed a tenancy agreement, but they are not sure if they are allowed to keep a pet at the Service residence. They buy a pet without checking with Defence Housing Australia if they are allowed to have a pet in their residence. Their tenancy agreement is breached because it does not allow pets. The member must move to another Service residence, but is not eligible for a removal at Commonwealth expense. If they had sought Defence Housing Australia's consent first, they could have prevented this happening.
7.6.37 Ineligible member can apply for surplus Service residence
7.6.38 Service residence for member on deployment
7.6.39 Service residence in personal location for member on deployment
Insurance for members who are away
Household insurance may not provide cover while a member is away for long periods. Members are advised to confirm their situation with their insurance company.