Recreation Transport Allowance

Last updated: 
7 February 2020

What is Recreation Transport Allowance

The allowance helps veterans with service-related injury or conditions that affects mobility.

The allowance helps with the transport cost to attend activities include sporting events, social outings or visiting friends and family.

Who can get it

You may receive the allowance to attend recreational activities if all of the following apply to you:

  • you are a veteran who suffers from a severe service-related injury or condition
  • your incapacity is permanent
  • you can be transportable e.g in a car

How much you can receive

There are two rates of Recreational Transport Allowance.

The rate you receive depends your service-related injury or condition

The lower rate is $45.30 per fortnight and the higher rate is $91.20 per fortnight.

Severe service-related injury or illness:

The lower rate may be paid if as a result of service-related injury or illness you:

  • have both arms amputated at or above the wrists
  • have both legs amputated below the knees
  • have one leg amputated above the knee and the other below the knee
  • have one leg amputated above or below the knee and one arm amputated below the elbow
  • are blinded in both eyes
  • are handicapped to a similar extent to the incapacities listed above

The higher rate may be paid if as a result of service-related injury or illness you:

  • have both legs amputated above the knees
  • have extremely limited mobility, such that they are capable of moving only a short distance with the aid of crutches or walking sticks
  • are handicapped to a similar extent to the incapacities listed above

How you get it

Complete an Application for Recreation Transport Allowance 

and send to:

Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
BRISBANE QLD 4001

or claim through MyService.

Important information

You are not eligible for the allowance if:

  • you are being cared for at public expense in a hospital or other institution.
  • if you already participate in the Vehicle Assistance Scheme.