Welcome to Ipswich

You need only venture 40 minutes from Brisbane to discover Queensland’s time-honoured heritage region. Ipswich is packed with surprising new adventures, where the open road leads to beautiful countryside and historic homes. Ipswich is very much a Defence-friendly, vibrant and supportive town. Ipswich residents enjoy the town's proximity to the Gold Coast - only a one hour drive from theme parks!

Suburbs of Ipswich

Ipswich is a city located in south east Queensland. Brisbane is located to the east of Ipswich, and the agricultural areas of the Fassifern Valley and Lockyer are located to the west. The city of Ipswich is located on the national road network making is easy to reach a number of major destinations. From Ipswich, you can reach Brisbane in 40 minutes and the Gold Coast in one hour. Popular suburbs include Springfield Lakes, Augustine Heights, Flinders View, Brassall and Yamanto.

QLD Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in QLD during 2019.

2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions

The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.

Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.

Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.

“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.

These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.

Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).

Population

Approximately 200,000.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

Queens Park, The Workshops Rail Museum, Robelle Domain, Ipswich Art Gallery, Nerima Gardens, RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, River Heart Parklands

Local Council

www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

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