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From July 2023, we're introducing a new ADF leave framework. Under the new framework, members will accrue more leave and have more flexibility how they take their leave

How recreation leave works

If you need to take time off work for a part day, you can apply for a short absence from duty.

Re-crediting recreation leave

Additional recreation leave

Trainee leave

Extra recreation leave

Purchasing leave

Before you purchase extra leave, you should discuss it with your supervisor.

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