Monthly allowance

You will be given a rank allowance in recognition of your contributions. Those in higher ranks are given a higher allowance in recognition of their skills and heavier responsibilities. Those in combat and combat-support vocations are also given a monthly combat allowance in recognition of the increased demand of their vocations.

Monthly rank allowance

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EnlisteesSpecialistsOfficers
RankStarting rank allowanceRankStarting rank allowanceRankStarting rank allowance

Recruit or Private (PTE)*

$560

Specialist Cadet

$650

Officer Cadet

$840

Lance Corporal

$580

Third Sergeant

$880

Second Lieutenant

$1080

Corporal

$630

Second Sergeant

$980

Lieutenant

$1260

Corporal First Class

$670

First Sergeant

$1050

 

*A PTE who is upgraded to Private First Class (PFC) will be given one increment in the PTE scale.

Monthly combat allowance

CategoryMonthly combat allowance

Combat A (all combatants except those under Combat B and C)

$100

Combat B (more demanding combat assignments)

  • Aircrew
  • Armour, Guards, Infantry
  • Combat Medics, Officers or Specialists in the Medical Response Force
  • Seagoing

$150

Combat C

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defence or Explosive Ordinance Disposal
  • Commando
  • Naval Diver

$300

The rank allowance and combat allowance will be credited directly into your bank account. If you have not provided your bank account details to MINDEF or have recently changed your bank account, you need to update your bank account details via the eSelf-Update eService.