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Facts about DVA

Facts about DVA

Our Purpose - to support those who serve or have served in the defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice.

DVA supported:

  • 167,000 veterans
  • 137,000 dependants

2016-17 Budget - $11.7 Billion

Compensation and Support - $6 Billion

  • We paid income support to 190,423 clients
  • 44,000 conditions were determined
  • supported 118,000+ compensation clients
  • assisted 7,300 DSH Insurance clients

Health and Wellbeing - $5 Billion

  • We conducted 97,775 VVCS counselling sessions
  • had 98,273 At Ease website visits
  • provided over 1.8 million instances of travel to treatment
  • provided 143,635 Gold Health Cards
  • provided 56,610 White Health Cards
  • 106,000+ health service providers

Enabling Services - $314 Million

  • 50,142 clients have a MyAccount
  • 1,921 full-time employees
  • 4,524,947 website page views

Commemorations - $66 Million

  • 21,126 war graves in Australia & PNG
  • 425,268 educational resources
  • 316,662 post-war commemorations

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