Additional trips for training

Last updated
30 April 2021

If you are interested in attending a face to face training course that is not located within reasonable distance, you may be able to claim travel expenses to attend. This includes training under the Professional Development Program, approved ad hoc training and professional development, and other training for work health and safety roles.

Offices of certain parliamentarians are allocated four trips per year for electorate employees to travel to the nearest capital city to attend training. The list of each parliamentarian and the number of trips allowed is provided below.

If the parliamentarian has more than one electorate office, the number of trips increases:

  • those with a second electorate office have access to five trips per year
  • those with a third electorate office have access to six trips per year.

The trips per year apply to the office and not an individual.

The electorate office must be:

  • outside the greater metropolitan area of capital cities
  • in the Northern Territory
  • in Tasmania.

New South Wales

Electorate

Parliamentarian

Number of trips

Berowra

Mr Julian Leeser MP

4

Calare

Mr Andrew Gee MP

5

Cowper

Mr Patrick Conaghan MP

4

Cunningham

The Hon Sharon Bird MP

4

Dobell

Ms Emma McBride MP

4

Eden-Monaro

Ms Kristy McBain MP

5

Farrer

The Hon Sussan Ley MP

5

Gilmore

Mrs Fiona Phillips MP

4

Hume

The Hon Angus Taylor MP

4

Hunter

The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP

4

Lyne

The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP

4

Macquarie

Ms Susan Templeman MP

4

Newcastle

Ms Sharon Claydon MP

4

New England

The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

5

Page

Mr Kevin Hogan MP

4

Parkes

Mr Mark Coulton MP

6

Paterson

Ms Meryl Swanson MP

4

Richmond

The Hon Justine Elliot MP

4

Riverina

The Hon Michael McCormack MP

5

Robertson

Mrs Lucy Wicks MP

4

Shortland

Mr Pat Conroy MP

4

Whitlam

Mr Stephen Jones MP

4

NSW Senator

Senator Perin Davey

4

NSW Senator

Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

4

NSW Senator

Senator Deborah O’Neill

4

Eden-Monaro

Ms Kristy McBain MP

5

Groom

Mr Garth Hamilton MP

4

Northern Territory

Electorate

Parliamentarian

Number of trips

Lingiari

The Hon Warren Snowdon MP

6

Solomon

Mr Luke Gosling OAM MP

4

NT Senator

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy

4

NT Senator

Senator Sam McMahon

4

Employees of NT parliamentarians may also use these trips to attend training in Brisbane and Adelaide.

Queensland

Electorate

Parliamentarian

Number of trips

Blair

The Hon Shayne Neumann MP

4

Capricornia

Ms Michelle Landry MP

5

Dawson

Mr George Christensen MP

4

Dickson

The Hon Peter Dutton MP

4

Fadden

The Hon Stuart Robert MP

4

Fairfax

Mr Ted O’Brien MP

4

Fisher

Mr Andrew Wallace MP

4

Flynn

Mr Ken O’Dowd MP

5

Forde

The Hon Bert van Manen MP

4

Groom

Mr Garth Hamilton MP

4

Herbert

Mr Phillip Thompson OAM MP

4

Hinkler

The Hon Keith Pitt MP

4

Kennedy

The Hon Bob Katter MP

6

Leichhardt

The Hon Warren Entsch MP

5

Longman

Mr Terry Young MP

4

Maranoa

The Hon David Littleproud MP

6

McPherson

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

4

Moncrieff

Ms Angie Bell MP

4

Wide Bay

Mr Llew O’Brien MP

4

Wright

The Hon Scott Buchholz MP

4

QLD Senator

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

4

QLD Senator

Senator Nita Green

4

QLD Senator

Senator the Hon James McGrath

4

QLD Senator

Senator Susan McDonald

4

Eden-Monaro

Ms Kristy McBain MP

5

Groom

Mr Garth Hamilton MP

4

South Australia

Electorate

Parliamentarian

Number of Trips

Barker

Mr Tony Pasin MP

5

Grey

Mr Rowan Ramsey MP

6

Mayo

Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP

4

Spence

Mr Nick Champion MP

4

SA Senator

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

4

Tasmania

Electorate

Senator or Member

Number of Trips

Bass

Mrs Bridget Archer MP

4

Braddon

Mr Gavin Pearce MP

4

Clark

Mr Andrew Wilkie

4

Franklin

The Hon Julie Collins MP

4

Lyons

Mr Brian Mitchell MP

5

TAS Senators

All

4

Electorate employees of all Tasmanian parliamentarians may also use these trips to attend training in Melbourne.

Victoria

Electorate

Senator or Member

Number of trips

Ballarat

The Hon Catherine King MP

4

Bendigo

Ms Lisa Chesters MP

4

Corangamite

Ms Libby Coker MP

4

Corio

The Hon Richard Marles MP

4

Flinders

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

4

Gippsland

The Hon Darren Chester MP

5

Indi

Dr Helen Haines MP

5

Mallee

Dr Anne Webster MP

5

McEwen

Mr Rob Mitchell MP

4

Monash

Mr Russell Broadbent MP

4

Nicholls

The Hon Damian Drum MP

4

Wannon

The Hon Dan Tehan MP

5

VIC Senator

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

4

VIC Senator

Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson

4

Western Australia

Electorate

Parliamentarian

Number of trips

Durack

The Hon Melissa Price MP

6

Forrest

Mrs Nola Marino MP

4

O'Connor

Mr Rick Wilson MP

6

WA Senator

Senator Patrick Dodson

4

Claiming additional trips for training

To claim the additional trip for training, complete the staff travelling and/or motor vehicle allowance claim form (see related resources). Clearly write on the form that the claim is related to the PDP or ad hoc training. If the form is not properly completed, the expense will be incorrectly debited from the electorate support budget.

If you would like to know how many trips have already been claimed for your office, contact the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA).

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