7.12.3 Reimbursement of Transport Costs of the Body | Military Compensation MRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Policy Manual, Ch 7 Compensation for Death, 7.12 Other Compensation

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7.12.3 Reimbursement of Transport Costs of the Body

Section 297 allows reimbursement of the costs of transport of the body to a person who takes a member from the place where they sustained a service-related injury, disease or death to a hospital, other medical facility or mortuary.

Generally this section should be interpreted liberally.  There may be more than one journey involved prior to delivery to an undertaker for the funeral/burial.   Delegates should approve payment for any reasonable sequence of moves.

Deaths overseas

Since WW2, the bodies of serving ADF members who died whilst serving overseas have been repatriated to Australia by the ADF at the ADF's expense. This is not expected to change.