Parliamentarian representing the government or Australia

Approval: The Prime Minister approves travel for a parliamentarian to represent the government or Australia.

Costs that can be met:

  • travel at no higher than business class
  • unscheduled commercial transport within and between overseas countries
  • accommodation costs
  • meal costs
  • pre-travel medical expenses, such as vaccinations
  • emergency medical, dental or hospital expenses
  • laundry and dry cleaning
  • an international travel incidental allowance of $63 per day
  • a travel equipment allowance of $430 once every three (3) years
  • laundry and dry cleaning for staff where travel lasts at least seven (7) days
  • an international travel incidental allowance of $40 per day for staff.

In addition, the Prime Minister may approve costs for a parliamentarian’s spouse and one (1) staff member.