Travel Per-Diems

The University Senior Management Group considered a review of the ANU Travel Policy & Procedure and agreed to standardise the travel Per Diem payment policy and process across the university.

It was agreed that per diems would be discontinued for domestic travel and that a consistent approach would be taken for incidental per diem rates for international travel. The effective date of the changes was 28 October 2015. 

Domestic travel

  • For domestic travel, Per Diems will no longer be available.
  • Reimbursement of actual expenses will become the policy and payment using ANU Purchase Card and Reimbursement is too be used for travel expenses.

International travel

  • Per-diem payment requests will only be allowed for international travel.  Per Diems will normally be claimed only for locations where ANU purchase cards cannot be used.
  • Per Diems, for international travel, will be standardised across the University and paid at 50% of the Australian Taxation Office per diem rate for incidentals.
  • Reimbursement of actual expenses will become the policy and payment using ANU Purchase Card and Reimbursement is too be used for travel expenses.

Per-Diem Payment

Approved travel per-diem requests will be forwarded to the Financial Shared Services Accounts Payable team through the Travel Approval form. All payments will be processed five days prior to travel departure date via electronic fund transfer. To ensure funding is received in a timely manner, travellers are advised to submit the travel requests two weeks in advance of their trip and ensure the bank account details are up to date in ISIS/HORUS.

Support and Assistance

If you have questions or require further assistance regarding the per-diem changes, please contact your local travel champion.

Should you encounter any technical difficulties with your online travel approval, please contact Travel Approval Helpdesk (email: travel.approval@anu.edu.au ; phone: +61 2 6125 4321 - option 1 then option 6).