Welcome to Sale

Sale is a city located in the centre of Gippsland, Victoria, approximately 260 kilometres east of Melbourne. Sale is the gateway to east Victoria, the Gippsland Lakes, 90 Mile Beach, mountains and many other exciting destinations to explore. The Port of Sale provides access to the entire lakes region, eventually connecting to the ocean at Lakes Entrance. Part of the Wellington Shire, Sale is home to diverse industry including agriculture, retail and professional services. It is also home to the East Sale RAAF base.

Suburbs of Sale

There is a range of housing available in Sale, varying from medium density to 1/4 acre blocks within 1-2 kilometres of the town centre. Housing in Sale offers something to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

VIC Public Holidays

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

Housing assistance review

The annual review of housing assistance for 2019 has been completed by the Department of Defence, with the new rates now published in Online Services. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involved assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band, which has resulted in contributions being recalculated based on actual rent changes.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."

Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.

The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.


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Approximately 14,716.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

Sale Botanic Gardens, La Trobe Swing Bridge, Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, St Mary's Cathedral, Redcoat Soldier Antiques, Sale Common Wetlands Walk, The Ninety Mile Four Wheel Drive

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