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Army February 28, 2013
AN AMENDMENT to PACMAN
that affects all members in living-in
accommodation comes into force on
From that date members of all
ranks who live in will be subject to the
provisions of a licence to live in.
Head People Policy and Culture
Richard Oliver describes the licence to
live in as an accommodation benefit in
which the mutual rights and responsi-
bilities of both members and Defence
"The licence to live in gives mem-
bers the right to a lockable room,
where feasible, that is suitable to
their rank and situation, and the right
to use the room and facilities free
from unreasonable interference by
Defence," Mr Oliver said.
Members agree to take care of the
property, to not intentionally cause any
damage, to not disturb other members
and to not let any other person live
in the room. Defence commits to the
maintenance and repair of the living-in
accommodation in a timely manner.
The licence to live in balances
organisational needs with the privacy
"A commanding officer, or a person
authorised by them, may only enter a
member's assigned room for reasons
of command or discipline, or in an
emergency. Prior notice is to be given
to the member," Mr Oliver said.
"If the member's room is entered
without their permission and they are
not present, a notice advising that the
room has been entered and the purpose
of the entry must be given."
An ADF member establishes a
licence to live in when they have met
When the member is allocated a
room, in addition to signing for the
room key, where applicable, they also
sign to acknowledge that they will take
care of their living-in accommoda-
tion. This means that their room is to
remain in the same condition during
their occupancy, allowing for fair
wear and tear. To make sure it is clear
what state the room is in, the member
completes a room condition report by
signing and returning it to the accom-
modation manager. This completes the
There are consequences for the
member if they break the licence to
live in conditions. These consequences
are decided by a member's chain of
command and in the most serious
cases, a commanding officer may
revoke a member's licence to live in
for up to three years.
During any period in which a com-
manding officer has revoked a mem-
ber's licence to live in, the member is
not eligible for any accommodation
assistance from Defence. This includes
rent allowance and access to a service
residence. Disciplinary action can also
As part of the implementation of
the new licence to live in requirements,
all members living in on March 14 will
be deemed to have a licence to live in.
If they have not yet signed a room con-
dition report, they are required to do so
as soon as practicable after that date.
Members occupying living-in
accommodation from March 14
onwards will be required to sign a
room condition report under their
licence to live in.
Any member absent on deploy-
ment or leave, without a signed room
condition report, is required to sign the
room condition report when they re-
occupy their living-in accommodation.
More information is available on the Pay and
Conditions website at http://intranet.defence.
gov.au/pac/. The determination amending
Chapter 7, Part 3 will be incorporated into the
PACMAN on March 14. Until then, see sec-
tion 58B Amending Determination 2012/52 of
September 17, 2012.
Members to sign agreement to maintain lines accommodation
Licensed premises: Licences to live in will begin being issued from
March 14, requiring members who occupy living-in accommodation to sign
an agreement to follow rules and maintain the condition of the property.
File photo by Cpl Aaron Curran
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