Minister for Defence Science and Personnel.



ADF recreational travel leave entitlements.




Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, announced today the Australian Government has reinstated recreational travel leave entitlements for all single members of the Australian Defence Force.


The recreation leave travel policy for Australian Defence Force members was changed on 1 July 2012 with the introduction of an age restriction for single ADF members, over 21 years old.


This change was part of a range of measures considered by Defence under the Strategic Reform Program.


“We have reinstated this entitlement following concerns raised by our defence community,” Mr Snowdon said.


“Effective immediately, the Government will reinstate one return trip each year for single ADF members to visit family.”


Mr Snowdon said this would mean no age restriction would apply to recreation leave travel.



Media contacts:


Lidija Ivanovski

(Minister Snowdon’s Office):

(02) 6277 7820 or 0407 108 935


13 September 2012