Under the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001, employers must release Reservists when they're called for service and for any training to prepare for that service.
When administering leave, an employer may request written notification of the ADF Reserve service for the leave being applied for. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a standardised form called an AE 380, Tri-Service Notice of ADF Reserve Service and is used by the Navy Army and Air Force. The form is in two parts, the first part provides the details of the intended ADF Reserve service while the second part provides confirmation that the ADF Reserve service was completed.
As an Employer, you're encouraged to introduce leave policies for your staff who are also Reservists.
Whether you're a public or private sector employer, find out how you can create a leave policy for your Reservists.
Last update: Wednesday, 7 October 2015