DV-alert students who are eligible for DV-alert Financial Assistance can claim support payments of $220 (incl. GST) per student per day for a maximum of two days up to $440 (incl. GST) in total for pre-paid expenses that are associated with accommodation and travel to and from a DV-alert workshop.
Travel expenses may include:
Airfares (best rate of the day)
Motor Vehicle Allowance (a rate is reimbursed per kilometre travelled in a personal vehicle)
Car hire (if this is the most financially viable option)
Accommodation expenses may include:
Hotel or motel
Expenses that will NOT be reimbursed may include:
Please note: in exceptional circumstances in which three night’s accommodation is required (i.e. workshop located in a very remote location), students may claim up to three nights’ accommodation provided that the total reimbursement does not exceed $440 (incl. GST). Fees relating to change or cancellation of travel and accommodation are not covered by DV-alert Financial Assistance.
To be eligible to receive travel reimbursement you must be:
Enrolled in a 2-Day DV-alert workshop either General, Indigenous, Multicultural, Settlement, or Working with Women with Disabilities (not eligible Tailored Workshops, eLearning courses or Awareness Session)
Employed in a workplace that is in a location classified as regional or remote (with an RA 2 to RA 5 rating) according to Doctor Connect website
Travelling more than 50 kilometres from their place of work to attend a workshop in a regional or remote location
Travelling more than 100 kilometres from their place of work to attend a workshop in a metropolitan location
An Australian citizen or a permanent resident in Australia
Currently employed or volunteer as a health, allied health, education, childcare, or community frontline worker
Attend the full two days of the workshop and complete all assessment tasks
Please note: Students can only be eligible for financial assistance once. All applications must meet the eligibility criteria and be accompanied by all relevant supporting documentation to be considered. Students must retain a copy of the application form and copies of all relevant supporting documentation. In addition to this, students may be required to provide further information and documentation to substantiate their claim.