Office Holders' Travelling Allowance Rates

For the purposes of the office holders’ travelling allowance rates, office holders means:

Rates effective on and from 28 August 2016

Capital Cities

Capital City
Capital City Rate
Outside Radius From
Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate GPO Major Airport
Canberra $276 for locations within a 30km radius of Parliament House
Adelaide $386 $129 10 km 5 km
Brisbane $434 $145 10 km 5 km
Darwin $464 $155 5 km 5 km
Hobart $372 $124 5 km 5 km
Melbourne $442 $148 10 km 5 km
Perth $442 $148 10 km 5 km
Sydney $442 $148 10 km 5 km

Canberra: This rate is payable subject to documentary evidence of arrival in or departure from Canberra being produced on request. If evidence is not provided within 60 days of it being requested, any travelling allowance paid in respect of the undocumented period must be repaid.

Unspecified Locations

Unspecified Locations Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
$372 $124

This means locations:

A set of maps is available which show the approximate boundaries of the areas in which ‘capital city’ rates may be claimed.

Country Centres

New South Wales

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Albury $372 $124
Armidale $372 $124
Bathurst $372 $124
Bega $372 $124
Bourke $372 $124
Broken Hill $372 $124
Coffs Harbour $372 $124
Cooma $372 $124
Dubbo $372 $124
Gosford $372 $124
Goulburn $372 $124
Griffith $372 $124
Gunnedah $372 $124
Lismore $372 $124
Maitland $372 $124
Mudgee $372 $124
Muswellbrook $372 $124
Newcastle $372 $124
Nowra $372 $124
Orange $372 $124
Port Macquarie $372 $124
Tamworth $372 $124
Tumut $372 $124
Wagga Wagga $372 $124
Wollongong $372 $124

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Northern Territory

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Alice Springs $372 $124
Jabiru $377 $126
Katherine $372 $124
Tennant Creek $372 $124
Yulara $477 $159

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Queensland

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Ayr $372 $124
Bundaberg $372 $124
Cairns $372 $124
Charters Towers $372 $124
Chinchilla $372 $124
Dalby $372 $124
Emerald $372 $124
Gladstone $372 $124
Gold Coast $377 $126
Hervey Bay $372 $124
Horn Island $377 $126
Innisfail $372 $124
Kingaroy $372 $124
Mackay $372 $124
Mount Isa $372 $124
Rockhampton $372 $124
Roma $372 $124
Thursday Island $377 $126
Toowoomba $372 $124
Townsville $372 $124
Weipa $372 $124

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South Australia

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Bordertown $372 $124
Ceduna $372 $124
Kadina $372 $124
Mount Gambier $372 $124
Naracoorte $372 $124
Port Augusta $372 $124
Port Lincoln $372 $124
Port Pirie $372 $124
Renmark $372 $124
Whyalla $372 $124
Wilpena Pound $372 $124

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Tasmania

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Burnie $372 $124
Devonport $372 $124
Launceston $372 $124
Queenstown $372 $124

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Victoria

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Ararat $372 $124
Bairnsdale $372 $124
Ballarat $372 $124
Benalla $372 $124
Bendigo $372 $124
Bright $372 $124
Castlemaine $372 $124
Colac $372 $124
Echuca $372 $124
Geelong $372 $124
Hamilton $372 $124
Horsham $372 $124
Mildura $372 $124
Portland $372 $124
Sale $372 $124
Seymour $372 $124
Shepparton $372 $124
Swan Hill $372 $124
Wangaratta $372 $124
Warrnambool $372 $124
Wodonga $372 $124
Wonthaggi $372 $124

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Western Australia

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Albany $372 $124
Broome $437 $146
Bunbury $372 $124
Carnarvon $372 $124
Dampier $372 $124
Derby $372 $124
Esperance $372 $124
Exmouth $432 $144
Geraldton $372 $124
Halls Creek $376 $126
Kalgoorlie $372 $124
Karratha $477 $159
Kununurra $379 $127
Newman $372 $124
Northam $372 $124
Port Hedland $437 $146

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External Territories

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Christmas Island $372 $124
Cocos (Keeling) Islands $462 $154
Norfolk Island $506 $169

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Commercial rate: In order to be paid the commercial rate, a receipt for the commercial accommodation must be produced or a certification made that a receipt can be produced and will be produced on request.

Non-commercial rate: Excluding Canberra, a rate of one-third of the commercial rate is payable where accommodation is provided in private, non-commercial accommodation, such as the home of a family member or friend.

Ministers: Meals and Incidental Costs

Ministers Rate
Meals and Incidental Costs $177 per day

 

 

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Last Modified: 13 October, 2016