necessary and essential travel

As part of its assurance functions, the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman undertakes regular inspections of various agencies and facilities. These have been conducted remotely during the pandemic, but we are now recommencing some in-person inspections and are also considering the extent to which we may be able to recommence interstate travel by inspection staff.

We would be interested to know if your agency has explored what is necessary (or unnecessary) travel, and what is essential travel, within the context of these two advices.

Circular 2022/1: COVID-19 leave arrangements | Australian Public Service Commission (

Information for workers from Australian Government Agencies, services and programs visiting remote communities | Australian Public Service Commission (

If there is any information you would be willing to share with us (including verbally over the phone) before cob Thursday 17 February, it would be very welcome.

Kind regards


Belinda Miners

Assistant Director

Human Resources


Proud to be working on the lands of Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples

Phone:   02 6198 9445


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