Domestic Travel Allowance Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To provide the rates that apply for domestic Travellers required to travel on approved University Business.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Travel Procedure and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

These rates are subject to change from time to time with approval from the University.

Domestic Rates - Maximum

Place

Accommodation

Food and Drink1

Incidentals

Total $

Bfast (23.10) Lunch (25.90) Dinner (44.50)2

Adelaide

157

93.50

16.85

267.35

Brisbane

201

93.50

16.85

311.35

Canberra

145

93.50

16.85

255.35

Darwin

172

93.50

16.85

282.35

Hobart

117

93.50

16.85

227.35

Melbourne

173

93.50

16.85

283.35

Perth

164

93.50

16.85

274.35

Sydney

183

93.50

16.85

293.35

High cost country centres

see (a) below

93.50

16.85

see (a) below

Tier 2 country centres [see (b) below]

107

Bfast (20.65) Lunch (23.60)

Dinner (40.65)2

16.85

208.75

Other country centres

92

Bfast (20.65) Lunch (23.60)

Dinner (40.65)2

16.85

193.75

1 The University will normally only pay an allowance for breakfasts for departures before 7.00am and arrivals after 9.00am, lunches for departures before 12.00 noon and arrivals after 2.00pm, and dinners for departures before 6.00pm and arrivals after 8.00pm. Travellers may not receive an allowance payment for meal expenses where no cost has been incurred, e.g. where meals are provided as part of a flight or as part of the conference registration fee, or where a client pays for the Traveller's meal. Note that the provision of a morning or afternoon tea does not constitute the provision of a meal.

2 The maximum amount able to be paid as an allowance for meal expenses will not exceed the combined total of the reasonable breakfast, lunch and meal allowance rates for which the Traveller is eligible, however the actual apportionment of Expenditure between meals is at the discretion of the Traveller.

(a) High cost country centres - accommodation expenses

Country centre

$

Country Centre

$

Albany (WA)

118.20

Horsham (VIC)

113.00

Alice Springs (NT)

113.00

Jabiru (NT)

198.00

Ballarat (VIC)

122.50

Kalgoorlie (WA)

138.50

Bendigo (VIC)

122.00

Karratha (WA)

285.00

Bright (VIC)

113.00

Katherine (NT)

120.50

Broome (WA)

214.00

Kununurra (WA)

182.00

Bunbury (WA)

122.50

Launceston (TAS)

115.50

Burnie (TAS)

125.00

Mackay (QLD)

132.50

Cairns (QLD)

123.00

Maitland (NSW)

111.50

Carnarvon (WA)

146.30

Mount Isa (QLD)

158.50

Christmas Island (WA)

150.00

Newcastle (NSW)

132.50

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

110.00

Newman (WA)

195.00

Dalby (QLD)

110.00

Norfolk Island

132.50

Dampier (WA)

174.40

Port Hedland (WA)

270.00

Derby (WA)

181.50

Port Lincoln (SA)

112.00

Devonport (TAS)

128.50

Port Macquarie (NSW)

115.00

Echuca (VIC)

122.30

Queanbeyan (NSW)

113.50

Emerald (QLD)

119.50

Tamworth (NSW)

111.00

Esperance (WA)

118.00

Thursday Island (QLD)

180.00

Exmouth (WA)

190.00

Townsville (QLD)

124.00

Geelong (VIC)

121.00

Wagga Wagga (NSW)

117.50

Geraldton (WA)

133.50

Warrnambool (VIC)

114.20

Gladstone (QLD)

118.50

Weipa (QLD)

138.00

Gold Coast (QLD)

135.00

Whyalla (SA)

118.00

Halls Creek (WA)

147.50

Wilpena-Pound (SA)

142.00

Hervey Bay (QLD)

119.00

Wonthaggi (VIC)

122.00

Horn Island (QLD)

169.00

Yulara (NT)

331.00

(b) Tier 2 country centres:

Country centre

Country centre

Ararat (VIC)

Kingaroy (QLD)

Armidale (NSW)

Mildura (VIC)

Bairnsdale (VIC)

Mount Gambier (SA)

Bathurst (NSW)

Mudgee (NSW)

Bordertown (SA)

Muswellbrook (NSW)

Broken Hill (NSW)

Naracoorte (SA)

Bundaberg (QLD)

Orange (NSW)

Castlemaine (VIC)

Port Augusta (SA)

Ceduna (SA)

Portland (VIC)

Coffs Harbour (NSW)

Renmark (SA)

Cooma (NSW)

Rockhampton (QLD)

Dubbo (NSW)

Roma (QLD)

Gosford (NSW)

Seymour (VIC)

Goulburn (NSW)

Swan Hill (VIC)

Hamilton (VIC)

Toowoomba (QLD)

Innisfail (QLD)

Wollongong (NSW)

Kadina (SA)

Kilometre Allowances

The University may compensate Travellers for the use of private motor vehicles in conjunction with University Business up to the following maximum allowance rates subject to approval.

Engine capacity

Rate/km (cents)

Conventional

Rotary

1600cc (1.6 litre) or less

800cc (0.8 litre) or less

50.0c

1601cc - 2600cc

(1.601 litre - 2.6 litre)

801cc - 1300cc

(0.801 litre - 1.3 litre)

60.0c

2601cc (2.601 litre) and over

1301cc (1.301 litre) and over

61.0c

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Executive Director (Human Resources)

Responsible Officer

Executive Director (Human Resources)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

12/12/2018

Effective Date

3/4/2019

Review Date

3/4/2022

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Related Procedures

Travel Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

International Travel Allowance Schedule

Travel System

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Employee

A person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University....moreA person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University.

Procedure

An operational instruction that sets out the process to operationalise a Policy....moreAn operational instruction that sets out the process to operationalise a Policy.

Student

A person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course....moreA person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course.

University

The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Traveller

All Employees, Students, Council members and Visitors travelling on approved University Business.

University Business

University Business means any approved activity related to employment, career development or Research Activities at the University or in connection with the official functions of the University.

Keywords

Travel, domestic, international, rate

Record No

15/594PL

Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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