Senators and Members’ 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

$366

$122

10 km

5 km

Brisbane

$415

$139

10 km

5 km

Darwin

$445

$149

5 km

5 km

Hobart

$342

$114

5 km

5 km

Melbourne

$386

$129

10 km

5 km

Perth

$403

$135

10 km

5 km

Sydney

$405

$135

10 km

5 km

Canberra: This rate is payable subject to documentary evidence of arrival in or departure from Canberra being produced on request. If evidence is not provided within 60 days of it being requested, any travelling allowance paid in respect of the undocumented period must be repaid.

Unspecified Locations

Unspecified Locations

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

$271

$91

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

$289

$97

Armidale

$289

$97

Bathurst

$289

$97

Bega

$289

$97

Bourke

$323

$108

Broken Hill

$289

$97

Coffs Harbour

$289

$97

Cooma

$289

$97

Dubbo

$289

$97

Gosford

$298

$100

Goulburn

$289

$97

Griffith

$289

$97

Gunnedah

$289

$97

Lismore

$289

$97

Maitland

$310

$104

Mudgee

$293

$98

Muswellbrook

$289

$97

Newcastle

$323

$108

Nowra

$289

$97

Orange

$313

$105

Port Macquarie

$310

$104

Tamworth

$289

$97

Tumut

$289

$97

Wagga Wagga

$302

$101

Wollongong

$307

$103

Northern Territory

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Alice Springs

$308

$103

Jabiru

$374

$125

Katherine

$296

$99

Tennant Creek

$289

$97

Yulara

$458

$153

Queensland

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ayr

$289

$97

Bundaberg

$289

$97

Cairns

$311

$104

Charters Towers

$289

$97

Chinchilla

$301

$101

Dalby

$308

$103

Emerald

$314

$105

Gladstone

$313

$105

Gold Coast

$358

$120

Hervey Bay

$315

$105

Horn Island

$358

$120

Innisfail

$289

$97

Kingaroy

$289

$97

Mackay

$319

$107

Mount Isa

$318

$106

Rockhampton

$289

$97

Roma

$297

$99

Thursday Island

$358

$120

Toowoomba

$289

$97

Townsville

$301

$101

Weipa

$296

$99

South Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Bordertown

$298

$100

Ceduna

$289

$97

Kadina

$289

$97

Mount Gambier

$289

$97

Naracoorte

$289

$97

Port Augusta

$289

$97

Port Lincoln

$328

$110

Port Pirie

$308

$103

Renmark

$289

$97

Whyalla

$303

$101

Wilpena Pound

$339

$113

Tasmania

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Burnie

$318

$106

Devonport

$303

$101

Launceston

$289

$97

Queenstown

$289

$97

Victoria

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ararat

$289

$97

Bairnsdale

$289

$97

Ballarat

$289

$97

Benalla

$289

$97

Bendigo

$289

$97

Bright

$314

$105

Castlemaine

$304

$102

Colac

$296

$99

Echuca

$289

$97

Geelong

$289

$97

Hamilton

$289

$97

Horsham

$300

$100

Mildura

$289

$97

Portland

$289

$97

Sale

$289

$97

Seymour

$289

$97

Shepparton

$289

$97

Swan Hill

$289

$97

Wangaratta

$289

$97

Warrnambool

$289

$97

Wodonga

$289

$97

Wonthaggi

$296

$99

Western Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Albany

$337

$113

Broome

$418

$140

Bunbury

$313

$105

Carnarvon

$309

$103

Dampier

$333

$111

Derby

$348

$116

Esperance

$299

$100

Exmouth

$378

$126

Geraldton

$333

$111

Halls Creek

$328

$110

Kalgoorlie

$317

$106

Karratha

$408

$136

Kununurra

$353

$118

Newman

$353

$118

Northam

$298

$100

Port Hedland

$358

$120

External Territories

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Christmas Island

$338

$113

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

$443

$148

Norfolk Island

$398

$133

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.