Claiming

What do I need to do

A parliamentarian may only claim travel allowance after travel is completed.

TRAVEL ALLOWANCE AND PRIVATE VEHICLE ALLOWANCE

To claim travel allowance, parliamentarians lodge a claim via PEMS, or complete the parliamentarian’s travel and/or private vehicle claim form and send it with supporting documentation to forms [at] ipea.gov.au

Claims are paid directly to a parliamentarian’s nominated financial institution. IPEA aims to process claims within seven (7) working days of receiving them and Bank transfer processes may add a further 24-48 hours.

Did you know?

As part of IPEA’s compliance responsibilities, parliamentarians may be required to provide evidence of commercial accommodation to support their claims. It is important that accurate and easily accessible records are kept by the parliamentarians and/or their offices. 

RIDESHARING AND OTHER TRAVEL EXPENSES

Ridesharing and other travel expenses can only be paid via reimbursement. Claims are lodged via PEMS or alternatively, by using the travel expenses reimbursement claim for any other expenses.

UNSCHEDULED COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT, INCLUDING TRANSPORT IN LARGE ELECTORATES

To claim unscheduled commercial transport costs, parliamentarians lodge a claim via PEMS, or, complete the unscheduled commercial transport form. Claims must be submitted with a copy of the tax invoice unless the travel is arranged through FCm.

If a parliamentarian books unscheduled commercial transport directly with the provider, IPEA’s payment terms are 30 days from receipt of a completed claim and the relevant invoice.