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Keeping in touch with DVA

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that the following page may contain images of deceased persons.

Please tell us as soon as youBlue dots and swirls arranged in a pattern

  • change your address
  • change your bank account
  • change your marital status
  • plan to go overseas to live
  • move to a residential age care facility or hospital

In the sad event of your passing

  • your family or the executor of your estate needs to tell us as soon as you pass away
  • your partner or family may have eligibility to some entitlements, i.e.,
    • funeral costs
    • a memorial plaque or headstone for your grave in a public or private cemetery
  • you may be receiving help that needs to be cancelled or reassessed
  • your pension will be paid until the date of your death; if it is not stopped immediately after your death it can quickly build up a debt that your estate will have to repay

We suggest you leave this note with your Will or personal papers so the person looking after your affairs knows to get in touch with us.

Veterans’ Affairs Network - General enquiries (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

Freecall: 1800 555 254
International callers: 61 2 6289 1133

See also benefits and payments


Aboriginal art work electronically created from original pieces
kindly donated to DVA by renowned Sydney Aboriginal artist, Danny Eastwood

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is committed to the ongoing development of the Indigenous webpages. We welcome your feedback, including any suggestions for improvement. Please ring the National Indigenous Liaison Officer on (02) 6289 6515 or email your feedback to us. You can remain anonymous if you wish.


Indigenous soldier wearing camouflage paint and with a broad smile on his face


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