Office Holders’ Travelling Allowance Rates

Rates effective on and from 27 August 2017

Capital Cities

Capital City

Capital City Rate

Outside Radius From

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

GPO

Major Airport

Canberra

$285 for locations within a 30 km radius of Parliament House

Adelaide

$390

$130

10 km

5 km

Brisbane

$438

$146

10 km

5 km

Darwin

$468

$156

5 km

5 km

Hobart

$376

$126

5 km

5 km

Melbourne

$446

$149

10 km

5 km

Perth

$446

$159

10 km

5 km

Sydney

$446

$149

10 km

5 km

Unspecified Locations

Unspecified Locations

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

$376

$126

This means locations:

  • outside a 30 kilometre radius of Parliament House;
  • outside a 10 km radius from the GPO in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide or five km from the major airport servicing the city;
  • outside a five km radius from the GPO in Darwin and Hobart or five km from the major airport servicing the city; and
  • for which a country centre rate has not been specified

New South Wales

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Albury

$376

$126

Armidale

$376

$126

Bathurst

$376

$126

Bega

$376

$126

Bourke

$376

$126

Broken Hill

$376

$126

Coffs Harbour

$376

$126

Cooma

$376

$126

Dubbo

$376

$126

Gosford

$376

$126

Goulburn

$376

$126

Griffith

$376

$126

Gunnedah

$376

$126

Lismore

$376

$126

Maitland

$376

$126

Mudgee

$376

$126

Muswellbrook

$376

$126

Newcastle

$376

$126

Nowra

$376

$126

Orange

$376

$126

Port Macquarie

$376

$126

Tamworth

$376

$126

Tumut

$376

$126

Wagga Wagga

$376

$126

Wollongong

$376

$126

Northern Territory

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Alice Springs

$376

$126

Jabiru

$397

$133

Katherine

$376

$126

Tennant Creek

$376

$126

Yulara

$481

$161

Queensland

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ayr

$376

$126

Bundaberg

$376

$126

Cairns

$376

$126

Charters Towers

$376

$126

Chinchilla

$376

$126

Dalby

$376

$126

Emerald

$376

$126

Gladstone

$376

$126

Gold Coast

$381

$127

Hervey Bay

$376

$126

Horn Island

$381

$127

Innisfail

$376

$126

Kingaroy

$376

$126

Mackay

$376

$126

Mount Isa

$376

$126

Rockhampton

$376

$126

Roma

$376

$126

Thursday Island

$381

$127

Toowoomba

$376

$126

Townsville

$376

$126

Weipa

$376

$126

South Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Bordertown

$376

$126

Ceduna

$376

$126

Kadina

$376

$126

Mount Gambier

$376

$126

Naracoorte

$376

$126

Port Augusta

$376

$126

Port Lincoln

$376

$126

Port Pirie

$376

$126

Renmark

$376

$126

Whyalla

$376

$126

Wilpena Pound

$376

$126

Tasmania

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Burnie

$376

$126

Devonport

$376

$126

Launceston

$376

$126

Queenstown

$376

$126

Victoria

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ararat

$376

$126

Bairnsdale

$376

$126

Ballarat

$376

$126

Benalla

$376

$126

Bendigo

$376

$126

Bright

$376

$126

Castlemaine

$376

$126

Colac

$376

$126

Echuca

$376

$126

Geelong

$376

$126

Hamilton

$376

$126

Horsham

$376

$126

Mildura

$376

$126

Portland

$376

$126

Sale

$376

$126

Seymour

$376

$126

Shepparton

$376

$126

Swan Hill

$376

$126

Wangaratta

$376

$126

Warrnambool

$376

$126

Wodonga

$376

$126

Wonthaggi

$376

$126

Western Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Albany

$376

$126

Broome

$441

$147

Bunbury

$376

$126

Carnarvon

$376

$126

Dampier

$376

$126

Derby

$376

$126

Esperance

$376

$126

Exmouth

$401

$134

Geraldton

$376

$126

Halls Creek

$376

$126

Kalgoorlie

$376

$126

Karratha

$431

$144

Kununurra

$376

$126

Newman

$376

$126

Northam

$376

$126

Port Hedland

$381

$127

External Territories

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Christmas Island

$376

$126

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

$466

$156

Norfolk Island

$421

$141

Commercial rate: In order to be paid the commercial rate, a receipt for the accommodation must be produced or a certification made that a receipt can be produced and will be produced on request.

Non-commercial rate: Excluding Canberra, a rate of one-third of the commercial rate is payable where accommodation is provided in private, non-commercial accommodation, such as the home of a family member or friend.