How do I book travel arrangements?
Fellows and trainees in Australia and New Zealand book all travel through Corporate Travel Management (CTM), including accommodation, car hire and airfares. CTM invoice the RACP directly for bookings relating to College business. You must pay any separate bookings for personal travel directly to CTM.
Any accompanying persons not travelling on RACP business must pay their own travel costs.
You can book through CTM for travel arrangements for accompanying persons. CTM will handle the booking separately, and a separate credit card will be needed at the time of booking.
How do I claim reimbursement for travel expenses?
Use the Claim for Reimbursement of Travelling Expenses (PDF 76KB) to be reimbursed for additional travelling expenses incurred on RACP business, including any bookings made outside of CTM Travel or the New Zealand Office.
Receipts are required for all amounts claimed, and a tax invoice is required if an item is above $70.
Does the RACP provide travel insurance?
The RACP has travel insurance that covers you whilst you are travelling on RACP business.
Contact TravelAP@racp.edu.au for details of the cover and claims.
If you require assistance regarding any travel insurance matter while overseas, you can call ACE Assistance on +61 2 8907 5995. If you contact the local telephone operator, you can ask for a reverse call to ACE Assistance.
What travel expenses do the RACP cover?
The majority of hotels booked by CTM include breakfast. The RACP also covers reasonable internet expenses.
You are eligible for reimbursement, as per the meal allowance rate, if you are unable to have breakfast in your hotel.
Any other expenses incurred during your stay (phone, mini bar, late check-out fees) are not covered and should be paid when you check-out of your accommodation.
You are eligible for reimbursement for taxis between your home, the airport and the meeting venue.
You need to obtain approval from RACP staff in advance to use a hire car or private car in place of air travel or taxis.
Contact RACP in Australia for Cab Charge vouchers.
Corporate Cabs may be organised by New Zealand staff as requested by the traveller.
Contact RACP in New Zealand
You are eligible for reimbursement for meals not included with a CTM hotel booking. You need to keep your costs below the following price guidelines:
- Breakfast up to $40 +GST
- Lunch up to $50 +GST
- Dinner up to $130 +GST
You are eligible for reimbursement for airport parking facilities.
RACP Travel Guidelines Policy
For further information on Travel, please refer to the RACP Travel Guidelines Policy (PDF 469KB)