Senators and Members’ Travelling Allowance Rates

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 30 km radius of Parliament House
Adelaide
$362
$121
10 km
5 km
Brisbane
$411
$137
10 km
5 km
Darwin
$441
$147
5 km
5 km
Hobart
$330
$110
5 km
5 km
Melbourne
$382
$128
10 km
5 km
Perth
$399
$133
10 km
5 km
Sydney
$400
$134
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.

Daily Expense Allowance

Daily Expense Allowance Rate
Senator or Member from the ACT, or

Member representing an electorate adjacent to the ACT and whose principal place of residence is within a 30 km radius of Parliament House.

$87

Unspecified Locations

Unspecified Locations Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
$268
$90

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
$286
$96
Armidale
$286
$96
Bathurst
$286
$96
Bega
$286
$96
Bourke
$319
$107
Broken Hill
$286
$96
Coffs Harbour
$286
$96
Cooma
$286
$96
Dubbo
$286
$96
Gosford
$294
$98
Goulburn
$286
$96
Griffith
$286
$96
Gunnedah
$286
$96
Lismore $286 $96
Maitland
$306
$102
Mudgee
$289
$97
Muswellbrook
$286
$96
Newcastle
$319
$107
Nowra
$286
$96
Orange
$309
$103
Port Macquarie
$294
$98
Tamworth
$286
$96
Tumut
$286
$96
Wagga Wagga
$298
$100
Wollongong
$290
$97

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Northern Territory

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Alice Springs
$304
$102
Jabiru
$354
$118
Katherine
$288
$96
Tennant Creek
$286
$96
Yulara
$454
$152

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Queensland

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Ayr
$286
$96
Bundaberg
$286
$96
Cairns
$307
$103
Charters Towers
$286
$96
Chinchilla
$297
$99
Dalby
$304
$102
Emerald
$310
$104
Gladstone
$341
$114
Gold Coast
$354
$118
Hervey Bay
$311
$104
Horn Island
$354
$118
Innisfail
$286
$96
Kingaroy
$288
$96
Mackay
$315
$105
Mount Isa
$314
$105
Rockhampton
$286
$96
Roma
$293
$98
Thursday Island
$354
$118
Toowoomba
$286
$96
Townsville
$297
$99
Weipa
$292
$98

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South Australia

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Bordertown
$289
$97
Ceduna
$286
$96
Kadina
$286
$96
Mount Gambier
$286
$96
Naracoorte
$286
$96
Port Augusta
$286
$96
Port Lincoln
$324
$108
Port Pirie
$304
$102
Renmark
$286
$96
Whyalla
$317
$106
Wilpena Pound
$321
$107

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Tasmania

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Burnie
$314
$105
Devonport
$299
$100
Launceston
$286
$96
Queenstown
$286
$96

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Victoria

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Ararat $286 $96
Bairnsdale $286 $96
Ballarat $286 $96
Benalla $286 $96
Bendigo $286 $96
Bright $306 $102
Castlemaine $300 $100
Colac $292 $98
Echuca $286 $96
Geelong $286 $96
Hamilton $286 $96
Horsham $286 $96
Mildura $286 $96
Portland $286 $96
Sale $286 $96
Seymour $286 $96
Shepparton $286 $96
Swan Hill $286 $96
Wangaratta $286 $96
Warrnambool $286 $96
Wodonga $286 $96
Wonthaggi $292 $98

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Western Australia

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Albany
$333
$111
Broome
$414
$138
Bunbury
$309
$103
Carnarvon
$305
$102
Dampier
$329
$110
Derby
$344
$115
Esperance
$295
$99
Exmouth
$409
$137
Geraldton
$329
$110
Halls Creek
$353
$118
Kalgoorlie
$313
$105
Karratha
$454
$152
Kununurra
$356
$119
Newman
$349
$117
Northam
$317
$106
Port Hedland
$414
$138

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External Territories

Country Centre Commercial Rate Non-commercial Rate
Christmas Island
$334
$112
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
$439
$147
Norfolk Island
$483
$161

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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.

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Last Modified: 14 October, 2016