Part Four Travel - 4.1 Travel by Opposition Office Holders

4.1 Travel by Opposition Office Holders

In addition to the entitlement that an Opposition Office Holder has to travel for Parliamentary, electorate or official business as a Senator or Member, an Opposition Office Holder is entitled to use a range of transport services for travel on official business as an Opposition Office Holder.

An Opposition Office Holder is entitled to:

  • travel  on scheduled commercial services on official business within Australia;
  • use car with driver services for travel in Australia on official business;
  • for the Leader of the Opposition, the use of an official car with driver in Canberra or in the capital city of his or her home State or Territory;
  • use charter transport for travel in Australia on official business;
  • use Special Purpose Aircraft (with the approval of the Minister for Defence), for travel within Australia on official business and during election campaigns, on campaign business; and
  • subject to the conditions outlined in section 4.6 of this handbook, travelling allowance at office-holder rates when on official business within Australia for each overnight stay in a place other than his or her home base.
The Leader of the Opposition and other members of the Opposition, as approved by the Leader of the Opposition, may travel overseas for official purposes, subject to the limits and conditions specified in section 4.7 of this handbook.