Travel resources for former Members of Parliament - fact sheet
The Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination (No.1) 2023 provides resources to former members1 of Parliament to travel under certain conditions.
What travel resources are available to me when I leave parliament?
You may access a limited number of flights for travel to defined locations. Only flights are covered. Transport to and from the airport, and accommodation costs for the trip are personal expenses.
How many trips can I take?
If you have less than three Commonwealth funded offices, you may access up to three return trips to limited locations.
If you are a former member of the House of Representatives and have three or more
Commonwealth funded offices, you may access up to four return trips to limited locations.
Where can I travel?
You may undertake return travel between your home base and:
- Canberra or
- the place of any Commonwealth office provided to you.
How can I travel?
You may access scheduled commercial flights or you may exchange one or more of the fares, up to the limit, for private vehicle allowance if you make the same trip in a private vehicle.
How much can I spend on travel?
Flights: travel is limited to economy class.
Private vehicle: the amount of private motor vehicle allowance (MVA) paid is limited to the amount of the airfare being exchanged, whichever is lower. The current rate of MVA can be found on IPEA’s website.
1‘Former member’ as defined by the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017, Division 2—Definitions, S5 ‘former member’. The travel resources explained here do not pertain to form Prime Ministers of Australia.
When can I access travel and how long do I have to use it?
You may access travel for three months from the day you cease being a member of parliament.
Can I bring someone with me?
Travel is only provided for former parliamentarians. Anyone else accompanying you would need to personally fund their trip.
How do I book travel?
Please organise your travel through the contracted travel service provider using your Travel Profile Number.
Corporate Travel Management (CTM) Phone: 1800 187 584
Who can I contact if I have questions about travel?
Please contact IPEA if you have questions about travel. Phone: (02) 6215 3000