Veterans' health cards

Gold card holders

Holders of a Gold Card (the Repatriation Health Card - For All Conditions) are entitled to the full range of health care services at DVA's expense including medical, dental and optical care, within Australia.

They are also entitled to aids and appliances to help them, for example, to remain in their home.

Gold card Gold card information

White Card holders

Holders of a White Card (the Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions) are entitled to the full range of health care services at DVA expense but only in respect of those disabilities or illnesses accepted as service-related.

A White Card may also be issued for treatment for nonservice related cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression or severe anxiety disorders, or the symptoms of unidentifiable conditions (Gulf War veterans only), without the need to submit claim for payment for a disability compensation payment.

White card White card information

Orange Card holders

Orange Repatriation pharmaceutical benefits cards are issued to Commonwealth and allied veterans and mariners who:

  • have qualifying service from World War I or II and
  • are aged 70 or over and
  • have been resident in Australia for 10 years or more.

Orange card Orange card information