Parliamentarians are provided with an annual budget for office expenses under s67 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017 (the Regulations). You are also provided with budgets or limited resources that cover other types of expenses under either the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 or the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 frameworks, including in relation to:
- electorate staff travel and relief electorate employees (under the electorate support budget)
- privately leased office costs (under the satellite office expenses budget, for eligible members).
Information on the reimbursement of privately leased office costs (also referred to as satellite electorate offices) is located on the office types and purposes page.
The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) is responsible for the majority of travel expenses.