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Australian Defence Veterans' Covenant — For service providers

The Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant serves to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and the contribution of veterans and their families. The Covenant is supported by the Veterans’ Recognition Program, which includes the Veteran Card, lapel pin and oath.

There will be no change for DVA service providers with the introduction the new Veteran Card. DVA clients will continue to receive the same benefits they are eligible for using their existing DVA health cards.

Clients will continue to use their existing DVA health cards to access health services and benefits as per normal until they receive their new Veteran Card in the coming months. The new look Veteran Card is displayed in its digital form in all  clients’ MyService accounts, and physical cards have started to be distributed via mail.

New Veteran Cards

Sample of gold veteran card with DVA logo on top left and red poppy below with 'For what they have done this we will do' written.Sample of white veteran card with DVA logo on top left and red poppy below with 'For what they have done this we will do' written.

Current DVA health cards

Sample of current gold DVA health card with DVA logo on top-left and 100 years of ANZAC logo on right.Sample of current white DVA health card with DVA logo on top-left and 100 years of ANZAC logo on right.

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