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Division 4: Miscellaneous costs of short-term duty overseas

13.2.14 Insuring personal effects

  1. The Commonwealth may provide or arrange insurance against loss or damage to members' personal effects carried on overseas visits.

  2. If the Commonwealth does not do this, members are eligible for the reimbursement of one of the following, whichever is less.

    1. The premium paid to insure personal effects.

    2. The cost of a premium that would insure personal effects for AUD 3,000.

Related information: Insurance provided by the Commonwealth can be found on the Defence Insurance office webpage on the DRN: http://drnet/dsrg/Insurance/Pages/Travel%20Outside%20Country.aspx

13.2.15 Death of a member or dependant

If a member or dependant dies while on short-term duty overseas, Chapter 15 Part 9 section 15.9.3 or section 15.9.3A applies.

See: Chapter 15 Part 9
Section 15.9.3, Assistance if member dies
Section 15.9.3A, Assistance if dependant dies

Related information: Chapter 11 Part 4, Funeral costs, floral and non-floral tributes

13.2.16 Medical and dental costs – APS only

  1. The Commonwealth may pay the cost of any necessary medical or hospital treatment, if an employee falls ill or is injured while overseas.

  2. An employee is eligible for the reimbursement of the additional costs of emergency dental treatment above the cost of the same or similar treatment in Australia.

  3. The employee is taken to be on duty while they are ill or injured.

Application to Reservists: Yes.

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