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Veteran Card — Information for card holders and applicants

The Veteran Card will make it easier for Australians to recognise and respect the contribution that veterans have made to Australia and for our veterans to connect with the broader Australian community.

All existing DVA health card holders (Gold or White) and concession card (Orange) do not need to apply. Your existing services and entitlements are maintained. Health providers and participating businesses will recognise your existing card. The new-look card will be issued to you automatically over the coming months.

Eligibility for the card

The card will be made available to anyone who has served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with one or more days of continuous full-time service.

Eligible Reservists, including those engaged in Disaster Relief Service, Border Protection Service, or involved in a serious service-related training accident, will also be able to access the new card.

Benefits of the card

The Australian Government is working with businesses and community organisations to discuss tangible recognition and services for card holders. Organisations may wish to provide special offers, support or concessions to holders of the card.

It is important to note that the respective business or organisation determines what concessions, if any, they choose to offer to a veteran and their family. There is no obligation for a business or organisation to offer a concession.

Information about participating organisations will be listed on the DVA website over the coming months.

There will be no changes to DVA services and entitlements.

Registering for a Veteran Card

Veteran applicants, new to DVA, can apply for the new Veteran Card by creating a MyService account and, there, request a Veteran Card.

All existing DVA health card holders (Gold or White) do not need to apply. Your existing services and entitlements are maintained. Health providers and participating businesses will recognise your existing card. The new-look card will be issued to you automatically over the coming months.

Applications for the Veteran Card can only be made online at this point. Other ways of applying will be supported from April 2019.

Examples of the new Veteran Cards

Sample client information included for illustrative purposes only.

Gold, white and orange card

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