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Division 3: Post-deployment leave travel

9.4.20 Purpose

This Division allows a member to travel within Australia when leave has been granted on return from service in a prescribed area overseas. A member is granted war service leave (if eligible) and recreation leave on their return. No additional leave credits are provided on return to Australia.

9.4.21 Benefit

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

    1. The member has returned to Australia from an area that attracted pre-deployment leave.

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

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

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

9.4.22 Member must use recreation leave travel if available

For travel to be granted under section 9.4.21, the member must have no recreation leave travel benefit left. If a member has a recreation leave travel benefit, they must use it instead of post-deployment travel.

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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