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On 16 September 2019, and in accordance with section 17 of the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 (Vic)External Link (VIRTIPS Act), the Tribunal made the Members of Parliament (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2019 (2019 Determination).

The 2019 Determination was the Tribunal's first Determination setting the values of salaries and allowances for Members of the Parliament of Victoria, and included a comprehensive review of the existing basic salary, additional salaries, work-related parliamentary allowances and other funding and superannuation and pension arrangements provided to Members of Parliament (VIRTIPS Act, s. 17(5)(a)).

In accordance with section 18 of the VIRTIPS Act, the Tribunal made further Determinations in 2020, 2021 and 2022, which provided for an annual adjustment to the values set in the 2019 Determination.

Information about the 2019 Determination and the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Annual Adjustment Determinations is set out below.

2019 Determination

In accordance with the VIRTIPS Act, the 2019 Determination set the value of the following salaries and allowances:

  • basic salary
  • additional salaries
  • expense allowances
  • motor vehicle allowance
  • parliamentary accommodation sitting allowance
  • travel allowance
  • commercial transport allowance
  • international travel allowance
  • electorate allowance
  • Electorate Office and Communications Budget

The 2019 Determination also set the value of the ‘basic salary portion' for the financial year ending 30 June 2020, being the basic salary for the purpose of section 10(1) of the Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances and Superannuation Act 1968 (Vic)External Link (PSAS Act). The Tribunal does not have the power to make any further adjustments to the basic salary portion, which is adjusted according to a formula set out in section 10(1) of the PSAS Act.

The 2019 Determination as made, including the Statement of Reasons, is available here:

Annual Adjustments

The Tribunal's 2020, 2021 and 2022 Annual Adjustment Determinations adjusted the values set in the 2019 Determination with effect from 1 July 2020, 1 July 2021 and 1 July 2022, respectively.

Click on the links below for more information about the Annual Adjustment Determinations.

Consolidated Determination

For ease of reference, the Tribunal published a consolidated version of the 2019 Determination, incorporating amendments made by the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Annual Adjustment Determinations:

Values of salaries and allowances from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

  • The basic salary payable to an MP is $192,115 per annum.

  • Specified parliamentary office

    Additional salary

    $

    Expense allowance

    $

    Premier 214,368 58,435
    Deputy Premier 181,299 22,343
    Any other responsible Minister of the Crown 161,480 17,187
    Leader of the Opposition 161,480 17,187
    President 141,053 6,875
    Speaker 141,053 6,875
    Deputy President 54,197 3,438
    Deputy Speaker 54,197 3,438
    Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly 77,250 3,438
    Leader of the Opposition in the Council 77,250 3,438
    Leader of the Third Party (unless they are also the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition or a Minister of the Crown) 77,250 3,438
    Cabinet Secretary 77,250 3,438
    Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier 54,197 3,438
    A Shadow Minister 16,787 12,031
    Government Whip in the Assembly 34,580 0
    Deputy Government Whip in the Assembly 19,211 0
    Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Council 34,580 0
    A Parliamentary Secretary (other than a Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier) 44,591 3,438
    Deputy Leader of the Third Party (unless they are also the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition or a Minister of the Crown) 34,580 0
    Government Whip in the Council 21,132 0
    Opposition Whip in the Assembly 21,132 0
    Opposition Whip in the Council 21,132 0
    Whip of the Third Party in the Assembly 21,132 0
    Whip of the Third Party in the Council 21,132 0
    Secretary of the Party forming the Government 21,132 0
    Secretary of the Opposition Party 21,132 0
    Secretary of the Third Party 21,132 0
    Chairperson of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee 38,423 0
    Chairperson of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee 28,817 0
    Chairperson of the Integrity and Oversight Committee 28,817 0
    Chairperson of a standing committee appointed under standing order of the Assembly or the Council 19,211 0
    Chairperson of a Joint Investigatory Committee within the meaning of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 (Vic) which is not otherwise provided for in this table 19,211 0
    Chairperson of joint select committee when resolution establishing committee so provides that chairperson is entitled 9,606 0
    Deputy chairperson of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee 7,685 0
    Deputy chairperson of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee 7,685 0
    Deputy chairperson of the Integrity and Oversight Committee 7,685 0
  • Electorate allowance

    The electorate allowance per annum is:

    • if the electorate is less than 500 square kilometres: $42,155
    • if the electorate is 500 square kilometres or more but less than 5,000 square kilometres: $45,771
    • if the electorate is 5000 square kilometres or more: $50,499.

    Refer to Schedule B of the consolidated version of the Determination for a list of electorates in each category (see below).

    Parliamentary accommodation sitting allowance

    The Tribunal's MP Guidelines specify eligibility criteria for claiming the parliamentary accommodation sitting allowance.

    The parliamentary accommodation sitting allowance per annum, for an eligible MP is:

    • if the MP is the Premier: $53,217
    • if the MP is the Deputy Premier: $46,565
    • if the MP is any other Minister of the Crown, the Presiding or Deputy Presiding Officer, Cabinet Secretary, Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Leader or Deputy Leader of the Third Party: $39,910
    • if the MP is none of the above: $26,609.

    Motor vehicle allowance

    The motor vehicle allowance per annum for an MP who does not elect to be provided with a motor vehicle under section 6(6) of the Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances and Superannuation Act 1968 (Vic) is:

    • if the electorate is less than 5,000 square kilometres: $22,353
    • if the electorate is 5,000 square kilometres or more: $33,680.

    Refer to Schedule B of the of the consolidated version of the Determination for a list of electorates in each category (see above).

    Travel allowance

    The Tribunal's MP Guidelines specify eligibility criteria for claiming the travel allowance.

    The maximum travel allowance per night for an MP is the travelling allowance rate set by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal as the travel allowance for an overnight stay in commercial accommodation in a particular location.

    If the MP is the Premier, Deputy Premier, other Minister of the Crown, Presiding Officer or the Leader of the Opposition, the maximum travel allowance payable is the travelling allowance rate for an office holder of the Parliament of the Commonwealth, as set by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal.

    Commercial transport allowance

    The Tribunal's MP Guidelines specify eligibility criteria for claiming the commercial transport allowance.

    The commercial transport allowance per annum for an MP is:

    • if the electorate is less than 10,000 square kilometres: $5,000
    • if the electorate is 10,000 square kilometres or more but less than 20,000 square kilometres: $10,971
    • if the electorate is 20,000 square kilometres or more: $17,226.

    Refer to Schedule B of the of the consolidated version of the Determination for a list of electorates in each category (see above).

    International travel allowance

    The Tribunal's MP Guidelines specify eligibility criteria for claiming the international travel allowance.

    The international travel allowance per annum for an MP is $10,080.

  • The Electorate Office and Communications Budget for an MP who is a Member of the Legislative Assembly is (to the nearest dollar) the sum of:

    • total number of voters enrolled in Victoria (as last published by the Victorian Electoral Commission as at the last day of February in the previous financial year), divided by 88, multiplied by $0.92, multiplied by 1.044 and
    • the total number of voters enrolled in the electoral district that the Member represents (as last published by the Victorian Electoral Commission as at the last day of February of the previous financial year) multiplied by $1.22, multiplied by 1.044.

    The Electorate Office and Communications Budget for an MP who is a Member of the Legislative Council is (to the nearest dollar) the total number of voters enrolled in Victoria (as last published by the Victorian Electoral Commission as at the last day of February in the previous financial year), divided by 88, multiplied by $2.14, multiplied by 1.044.

    Special rules apply for calculating the value of the Electorate Office and Communications Budget for a financial year in which a general election for the Parliament of Victoria is held. For further information, refer to clause 16.2 of the consolidated version of the Determination (see above).

Reviewed 21 June 2023

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