Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal was established in 1984 to enable the pay and allowances of members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to be determined having regard to the special nature of Defence Force service. The Tribunal, which is supported by a secretariat staffed by departmental employees, has two functions:

  • to inquire into and determine the salaries and relevant allowances to be paid to members of the ADF; and
  • to inquire into and make determinations on prescribed matters that have been referred to the Tribunal.

The Tribunal's work is predominantly determined by the matters brought before it by the parties, in particular by the ADF. To deal with these matters the Tribunal sits as and when required.

The Tribunal does not have any responsibility for superannuation matters as this is outside the remit of the Tribunal. Information on Defence Superannuation matters should be directed to the Comsuper website, where members and interested parties will be able to find information and contact details for both the Military Super and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) schemes.

Members of the Tribunal

Secretariat Members

  • Patrick Palmer, Secretary
  • Glenys Agnew, Senior Advisor
  • Katrina Blazey, Advisor

If you require any documents from this website in an accessible format please contact the Tribunal on dfrt@dfrt.gov.au or on 02 6257 3855.