Office Holders' Travelling Allowance Rates 2018

Rates effective on and from 26 August 2018

Capital Cities

Capital City

Capital City Rate

Outside Radius From

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

GPO

Major Airport

Canberra

$288 for locations within a 30 km radius of Parliament House

Adelaide

$393

$131

10 km

5 km

Brisbane

$441

$147

10 km

5 km

Darwin

$477

$159

5 km

5 km

Hobart

$380

$127

5 km

5 km

Melbourne

$449

$150

10 km

5 km

Perth

$449

$150

10 km

5 km

Sydney

$449

$150

10 km

5 km

Unspecified Locations

Unspecified Locations

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

$379

$127

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

$379

$127

Armidale

$379

$127

Bathurst

$379

$127

Bega

$379

$127

Bourke

$379

$127

Broken Hill

$379

$127

Coffs Harbour

$379

$127

Cooma

$379

$127

Dubbo

$379

$127

Gosford

$379

$127

Goulburn

$379

$127

Griffith

$379

$127

Gunnedah

$379

$127

Lismore

$379

$127

Maitland

$379

$127

Mudgee

$379

$127

Muswellbrook

$379

$127

Newcastle

$379

$127

Nowra

$379

$127

Orange

$379

$127

Port Macquarie

$379

$127

Tamworth

$379

$127

Tumut

$379

$127

Wagga Wagga

$379

$127

Wollongong

$379

$127

Northern Territory

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Alice Springs

$379

$127

Jabiru

$400

$134

Katherine

$379

$127

Tennant Creek

$379

$127

Yulara

$484

$162

Queensland

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ayr

$379

$127

Bundaberg

$379

$127

Cairns

$379

$127

Charters Towers

$379

$127

Chinchilla

$379

$127

Dalby

$379

$127

Emerald

$379

$127

Gladstone

$379

$127

Gold Coast

$393

$131

Hervey Bay

$379

$127

Horn Island

$384

$128

Innisfail

$379

$127

Kingaroy

$379

$127

Mackay

$379

$127

Mount Isa

$379

$127

Rockhampton

$379

$127

Roma

$379

$127

Thursday Island

$384

$128

Toowoomba

$379

$127

Townsville

$379

$127

Weipa

$379

$127

South Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Bordertown

$379

$127

Ceduna

$379

$127

Kadina

$379

$127

Mount Gambier

$379

$127

Naracoorte

$379

$127

Port Augusta

$379

$127

Port Lincoln

$379

$127

Port Pirie

$379

$127

Renmark

$379

$127

Whyalla

$379

$127

Wilpena Pound

$379

$127

Tasmania

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Burnie

$379

$127

Devonport

$379

$127

Launceston

$379

$127

Queenstown

$379

$127

Victoria

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ararat

$379

$127

Bairnsdale

$379

$127

Ballarat

$379

$127

Benalla

$379

$127

Bendigo

$379

$127

Bright

$379

$127

Castlemaine

$379

$127

Colac

$379

$127

Echuca

$379

$127

Geelong

$379

$127

Hamilton

$379

$127

Horsham

$379

$127

Mildura

$379

$127

Portland

$379

$127

Sale

$379

$127

Seymour

$379

$127

Shepparton

$379

$127

Swan Hill

$379

$127

Wangaratta

$379

$127

Warrnambool

$379

$127

Wodonga

$379

$127

Wonthaggi

$379

$127

Western Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Albany

$379

$127

Broome

$444

$148

Bunbury

$379

$127

Carnarvon

$379

$127

Dampier

$379

$127

Derby

$379

$127

Esperance

$379

$127

Exmouth

$404

$135

Geraldton

$379

$127

Halls Creek

$379

$127

Kalgoorlie

$379

$127

Karratha

$434

$145

Kununurra

$388

$127

Newman

$379

$127

Northam

$379

$127

Port Hedland

$384

$128

External Territories

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Christmas Island

$379

$127

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

$486

$162

Norfolk Island

$424

$142

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.

Historical Rates