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About the Tribunal

The Tribunal's role is to:

  • To inquire into and determine the salaries and relevant allowances to be paid to members of the Australian Defence Force; 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 the Australian Defence Force. To deal with these matters the Tribunal conducts hearings as and when required.

The Tribunal is supported by a secretariat staffed by the Australian Public Service Commission.

Interveners in Tribunal proceedings

Subsection 58K(9) of the Defence Act 1903 provides for persons to be heard in proceedings. Instructions to do so are in the Practice Statement (PDF, 93.68 KB)

ADF pay rates

ADF pay rate decisions can be found in the Tribunal determinations.

More detailed information on pay rates, section 58B allowances and the ADF Pay and Conditions Manual can be found at [External link]http://www.defence.gov.au/dpe/pac/.

Fees and Allowances

The fees and allowances of Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal members are determined by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal. Details can be found at www.remtribunal.gov.au.