Register to do business with DVA

Registration procedures

The following providers are automatically registered with DVA once they are accepted as a provider through Medicare:

  • Chiropractors
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Dental providers
  • Diabetes educators
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Local Medical Officers (LMOs) and GPs
  • Medical specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Optometrists
  • Osteopaths
  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational therapists (mental health)
  • Speech pathologists
  • Social workers (mental health)
  • Treatment aid suppliers

How to become a health care provider

Health care providers should contact Medicare on 132150.  Upon acceptance by Medicare providers will then be automatically registered with DVA.  Providers will then be contacted by DVA with information and DVA contact details.

Information for neuropsychologists, social workers, orthoptists and optical dispensers

To apply to become a DVA contracted provider, and to obtain registration papers, please phone 1300 550 457.

Information for lymphoedema providers

To apply to become a DVA recognised lymphoedema provider, please phone (metro callers) 1300 550 457 or (non-metro callers) 1800 550 457.  Providers will need provide evidence of post graduate training in Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT).

Please note: Separate arrangements apply for services provided by the VVCS - Veteran and Veterans Families Counselling Service. You can obtain details from your local VVCS office.

Delivering services to DVA clients

Health care providers are to provide services to veterans consistent with DVA’s Notes for Providers and the DVA fee schedule. Where a health care provider accepts a DVA repatriation health card (Gold or White) as payment for treatment provided, the provider agrees to accept the DVA fees and conditions for the services provided.  Importantly this means that members of the veteran community will not be charged for treatment provided under DVA health care arrangements.