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Division 3: Port Wakefield allowance

4.4.17 Purpose

Port Wakefield allowance compensates a member for the isolation, harsh climate and cost of living involved in serving at the Port Wakefield establishment.

4.4.18 Definition

This table defines term used in this Division.

Term Definition in this Division
Establishment Proof and Experimental Establishment at Port Wakefield in South Australia.

4.4.19 Benefit

  1. Subject to subsection 1A, a member is eligible for Port Wakefield allowance if the member is posted to the establishment and must live there.

  2. 1A. Port Wakefield allowance is not payable during a nonworking period that exceeds 28 days under a member's flexible service determination.

  3. The rate of allowance for a member who meets the condition in column A is the rate in column B.

    Rate of allowance

    Column A


    Column B

    Annual rate ($)

    1. The member has at least one dependant living at the establishment. 2,775
    2. Any other member. 1,390
  4. Port Wakefield allowance is paid from the date the member takes up residence at the establishment and ends when they leave it.

4.4.20 Member not eligible

A member serving at the establishment on temporary duty is not eligible for the allowance.

4.4.21 Absence from the establishment

The conditions for absence from a remote location under Division 2 apply to a member's absence from the establishment.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.

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