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Division 2: Pre-deployment leave travel

9.4.16 Purpose

This Division allows a member to travel when pre-deployment leave has been granted.

9.4.17 Benefit

  1. A member may be granted assistance with the cost of travel within Australia to the location of their nominated family. Both of the following conditions must be met.

    1. The member has been granted pre-deployment leave under Chapter 5 Part 9 Division 7.

    2. See: Chapter 5 Part 9 Division 7, Pre-deployment leave

    3. The member's nominated family is not at the member's place of duty.

  2. Pre-deployment leave travel is provided on a door-to-door basis.

  3. See: Part 1 section 9.1.12, Door-to-door travel

9.4.18 Member not eligible

If a member has a recreation leave travel benefit, it must used instead of a pre-deployment leave travel benefit.

9.4.19 Offset of benefit

A member can put the cost of their benefit towards the cost of travel to somewhere other than their home location. Both these conditions must be met.

  1. The member pays any excess costs involved.

  2. The authorised person is satisfied on both these counts.

    1. Special circumstances exist.

    2. The member's need for travel is generally within the purposes for which pre-deployment leave is granted.

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


Copies of forms are available on the webforms system or through the Defence Service Centre.

  • AE505, Travel Request Form

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