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9.4.5 Purpose

9.4.5A Members this Division applies to

9.4.6 Eligibility for recreation leave travel within Australia

Guidance

1. The approval of recreation leave travel is dependent on the member having recreation travel leave trips under sections 9.4.8 or 9.4.9 available.
2. Rules for the grant of recreation leave travel for members with nominated family overseas are provided in section 9.4.14.

9.4.7 Recreation leave travel benefit

9.4.8 Number of recreation leave travel trips

Guidance

Section 9.4.4A limits the number of recreation leave travel, reunion travel, and remote location leave travel trips to a combined total of seven in a 12 month period.

9.4.9 Travel in advance of eligibility

9.4.10 Excess travel costs

Guidance

The member's payment is to be credited to the appropriate cost code for their travel.

9.4.11 Offset of benefit for travel to alternative destination

Guidance

Example: A member without dependants is on posting in Sydney. The nominated family (their parents) normally live in Brisbane but are currently on a caravanning holiday in northern Australia. The member flies from Sydney to Cairns to join their parents, travels with them to Darwin while on leave, and returns by air from Darwin to Sydney. The member is eligible for an amount equal to what Defence would have paid for an economy return air ticket from Sydney to Brisbane.

9.4.12 Vehicle allowance for trip to transport terminal

Guidance

Example: For a member in Nowra, Bomaderry railway station for transport to Sydney Airport.

Guidance

Example: Cab charge.

9.4.13 Transfer of benefit

9.4.14 Member with family overseas

Guidance

The nearest international terminal may include Darwin.

9.4.15 Recreation leave travel – trainees

Guidance

Example: The member applies to return home during an Easter course break.

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