Reimbursement of travel costs to attend interview for personal staff position

About this form

This form is used for a job applicant to claim reimbursement for the costs of attending an interview for a vacant position as a personal employee of:

  • a Minister
  • an Assistant Minister
  • the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
  • the Leader of a Minority Party.

Queries about travel to attend an interview should be directed to the MaPS Helpdesk 

Costs covered

The Commonwealth will reimburse the following costs of travel between an applicant’s home (or another location as agreed in writing with Ministerial and Parliamentary Services (MaPS) prior to the travel):

  • Economy-class flights for the most direct route. The applicant must select the lowest practical fare that suits the business needs of the applicant.
  • Transfer costs between terminals
  • Ground transport including taxi/rideshare, ferry, bus and rail services; and
  • Rental car and rental car fuel costs where there are no reasonable alternative options.

Applicants will not be able to accrue frequent flyer points for any flights paid for under this arrangement. Where an applicant travels using frequent flyer points, MaPS will not reimburse the applicant.

Accommodation and meal allowances will not be paid for or be reimbursed. MaPS recommends that travel should be completed in one day e.g. flying in the morning and flying back in the afternoon to avoid accommodation costs.

Job applicant details

Job applicant details

Attach evidence from Office Holder or Authorised Officer of the interview (e.g. an email)

Attach evidence of interview

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Travel details

Travel details

Travel details
Claim details

Claim details

Note: ALL tax invoices and receipts MUST be attached to this claim. Payment will not be made unless receipts are received by MaPS.

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Travel date Type of claim Travel from Travel to Cost Operations
Attach invoices and receipts

Attach invoices and receipts

Note: ALL tax invoices and receipts MUST be attached to this claim. Payment will not be made unless receipts are received by MaPS.

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File Operations
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Bank details

Bank details

Give details of the account you want your reimbursement paid to
By submitting this form

By submitting this form

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