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337 - Inbound TMO

TMO Briefing at Departing Base 

Australia has numerous restrictions and special topics related to your TMO brief. If you get the standard check-mark walk down of the briefing checklist, your counselor has not done an adequate job. Make them pull the specific guidance and read it yourself because there are numerous non standard requirements and procedures. The bottom line is it's your move and YOU are ultimately responsible for your POV and HHG shipment. Specifically, you need to read or have the counselor copy the latest version of the Personal Property Consignment Guide (PPCIG), Volume II, Chapter 7, "Australia: General Instructions". The follow information pertains to how your property should be shipped to Australia based on your duty location: 

· NOTE: You are authorized a "Code T" HHG shipment which is shipment via air to the following locations: 

New South Wales (Sydney, RAAF Richmond, Williamtown, Nowra, Singleton, and Moorbank) APO 96554 

Australian Capital Territory (Canberra, US Embassy, RAAF Fairburn) APO 96549 

Victoria (Melbourne, Bandiana, Bendigo, Macleod, Queenscliff, Puckapunyal) APO 96551 

Queensland (Brisbane) APO 96553 - only as an OTO Code T, OTO Code 4 & 8 is optional 

· Shipments to the following locations must be routed OTO Code 4 & 8: 

Queensland (Toowoomba, RAAF Amberley, Canungra, Townsville) APO 96553 

South Australia (Adelaide, RAAF Edinburgh) APO 96553 

Western Australia (Exmouth, Learmonth Solor Observatory APO 96550, Perth, Geraldton APO 96530) 

Northern Territory (Darwin, RAAF Tindal) APO 96553 

Tasmania - entire state APO 96553 

Be sure to discuss this option with your TMO. Code T shipments will obviously get here much quicker than by sea. *Shipments sent via Code T are not authorized a secondary shipment of unaccompanied baggage. 

Weight Allowance 

You are entitled to the full JTR weight allowance commensurate with your grade. Bring whatever furnishings will make you and your family comfortable. Older homes are typically smaller, while newer homes tend to be more spacious than we are accustomed to in the States. Stairways and hallways tend to be narrower, however, which makes moving large pieces of furniture a bit tricky. Furniture purchased here is generally more expensive by our standards. Consider storing antiques and irreplaceable items due to the long distance your furnishings must travel between the US and Australia.