The Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA) is the framework through which annual salary and salary-related allowance adjustments are provided for ADF members, and forms part of the total remuneration package.
The WRA also impacts some payments to veterans by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, such as those received under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-Related Claims) Act 1988 (DRCA) that are linked to ADF salaries and allowances.
The current WRA (2020-2023 is due to expire in November 2023). The current WRA consisted of a 7% increase, over the three years of the arrangement.
A New Arrangement 2023-26
Defence will start development of a new arrangement in the second half of 2023, with a view to having it in place by the time the current WRA expires. The Defence Force Welfare Association will again monitor the development of what the Commonwealth and ADF may offer, and represent the interests of members of the ADF at the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.
The Defence Force Welfare Association is an authorised intervener at the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal. We will be seeking feedback from Defence Members for presentation to the Tribunal.