Entitlements Summary - Salary

Salary

Below is a summary of entitlements provided to Ministers under the parliamentary entitlements framework. In addition to the entitlements summarised below, Ministers are provided an office and facilities at Parliament House as well as support from their portfolio department(s).

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Salary
All Ministers In addition to the parliamentary base salary of $195,130 per year, Ministers are provided the following percentage of the parliamentary base salary as additional salary:
Office Percentage of parliamentary base salary
Prime Minister 160.0%
Deputy Prime Minister 105.0%
Treasurer 87.5%
Leader of the Government in the Senate 87.5%
Leader of the House 75.0%
Other Minister in Cabinet who is also Manager of Government Business in the Senate 75.0%
Other Ministers in Cabinet 72.5%
Other Minister who is also Manager of Government Business in the Senate 67.5%
Other Ministers 57.5%

 

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Electorate Allowance
All Senators $32,000 per year.
Members representing electorates less than 2,000km2 in area $32,000 per year.
Members representing electorates between 2,000km2 and 4,999km2 in area $38,000 per year.
Members representing electorates greater than or equal to 5,000km2 in area $46,000 per year

 

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Resettlement Allowance
Notes:

Resettlement allowance is available only to those Ministers who retire involuntarily from the Parliament and:

  1. if first elected before 9 October 2004, whose retiring allowance under the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 is not payable immediately on retirement because of the deferral provisions of that Act; or
  2. if first elected on or after 9 October 2004, declares in writing to the Clerk of the relevant House of Parliament that it is his or her intention to seek employment on leaving Parliament.
A Senator representing a state A Senator representing a state who has served:
  1. up to and including three years in the Parliament – resettlement allowance equivalent to three months of the parliamentary base salary at the rate current on the date the Parliament is prorogued prior to the election; or
  2. more than three years in the Parliament – resettlement allowance equivalent to six months of the parliamentary base salary at the rate current on the date the Parliament is prorogued prior to the election
A Senator representing a territory or a Member A Senator representing a territory or a Member who has served:
  1. up to and including one full term in the Parliament - resettlement allowance equivalent to three months of the parliamentary base salary at the rate current on the date the Parliament is prorogued prior to the election; or
  2. more than one full term in the Parliament - resettlement allowance equivalent to six months of the parliamentary base salary at the rate current on the date the Parliament is prorogued prior to the election.