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Chapter 3: ADF salaries and bonuses

3.0.1 Overview

  1. This Chapter deals with salary structures, pay scales, increments and related Conditions of service for ranks of the ADF.

  2. It also deals with superannuation and retention benefits, overpayments and recovery of them, and payments during detention.


This Chapter includes the following Parts.

Part 1 Salaries

Part 2 Administration of salaries

Part 4 Overpayments and recovery

Part 5 Retention and completion benefits

Part 6 Deliberately differentiated offer for members

Part 7 Salary and allowances when a member is absent without leave, in civil custody or undergoing a period of detention or imprisonment

Related information: Other related information includes Chapter 4, ADF allowances and reimbursements.

Warning: The DFRT determinations in Chapters 3 and 4 are legally self-contained. They have their own definitions, dates of effect and rules about which members they apply to. They must be read on their own. The definitions in Chapter 1 Part 3 may not apply. These definitions only apply to Defence Determination 2016/19 and related guidance, as published in the remainder of Chapters 1 to 17.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.

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