Parliamentarians' 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

$369

$123

10 km

5 km

Brisbane

$418

$140

10 km

5 km

Darwin

$454

$152

5 km

5 km

Hobart

$357

$119

5 km

5 km

Melbourne

$389

$130

10 km

5 km

Perth

$406

$136

10 km

5 km

Sydney

$412

$138

10 km

5 km

 

Unspecified Locations

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

$273

$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

$291

$97

Armidale

$291

$97

Bathurst

$296

$99

Bega

$306

$102

Bourke

$326

$109

Broken Hill

$300

$100

Coffs Harbour

$298

$100

Cooma

$291

$97

Dubbo

$291

$97

Gosford

$301

$101

Goulburn

$291

$97

Griffith

$291

$97

Gunnedah

$291

$97

Lismore

$291

$97

Maitland

$313

$105

Mudgee

$300

$100

Muswellbrook

$291

$97

Newcastle

$329

$110

Nowra

$291

$97

Orange

$316

$106

Port Macquarie

$319

$107

Tamworth

$291

$97

Tumut

$291

$97

Wagga Wagga

$305

$102

Wollongong

$316

$106

Northern Territory

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Alice Springs

$311

$104

Jabiru

$377

$126

Katherine

$319

$107

Tennant Creek

$307

$103

Yulara

$461

$154

Queensland

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ayr

$291

$97

Bundaberg

$291

$97

Cairns

$314

$105

Charters Towers

$291

$97

Chinchilla

$304

$102

Dalby

$311

$104

Emerald

$317

$106

Gladstone

$316

$106

Gold Coast

$370

$124

Hervey Bay

$318

$106

Horn Island

$361

$121

Innisfail

$291

$97

Kingaroy

$291

$97

Mackay

$322

$108

Mount Isa

$321

$107

Rockhampton

$291

$97

Roma

$300

$100

Thursday Island

$361

$121

Toowoomba

$305

$102

Townsville

$304

$102

Weipa

$299

$100

South Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Bordertown

$310

$104

Ceduna

$291

$97

Kadina

$291

$97

Mount Gambier

$291

$97

Naracoorte

$291

$97

Port Augusta

$291

$97

Port Lincoln

$331

$111

Port Pirie

$311

$104

Renmark

$291

$97

Whyalla

$306

$102

Wilpena Pound

$354

$118

Tasmania

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Burnie

$321

$107

Devonport

$319

$107

Launceston

$302

$101

Queenstown

$297

$99

Victoria

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Ararat

$291

$97

Bairnsdale

$291

$97

Ballarat

$291

$97

Benalla

$291

$97

Bendigo

$291

$97

Bright

$320

$107

Castlemaine

$307

$103

Colac

$299

$100

Echuca

$291

$97

Geelong

$291

$97

Hamilton

$291

$97

Horsham

$305

$102

Mildura

$291

$97

Portland

$291

$97

Sale

$291

$97

Seymour

$291

$97

Shepparton

$291

$97

Swan Hill

$297

$99

Wangaratta

$291

$97

Warrnambool

$291

$97

Wodonga

$291

$97

Wonthaggi

$303

$101

Western Australia

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Albany

$340

$114

Broome

$421

$141

Bunbury

$316

$106

Carnarvon

$317

$106

Dampier

$336

$112

Derby

$351

$117

Esperance

$316

$106

Exmouth

$381

$127

Geraldton

$339

$113

Halls Creek

$331

$111

Kalgoorlie

$333

$111

Karratha

$411

$137

Kununurra

$365

$122

Newman

$356

$119

Northam

$301

$101

Port Hedland

$361

$121

External Territories

Country Centre

Commercial Rate

Non-commercial Rate

Christmas Island

$341

$114

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

$463

$155

Norfolk Island

$401

$134

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

Parliamentarians' Travelling Allowance Rates 2017