Information for providers about White Cards

New Arrangement for SRCA clients

From 10 December 2013, clients with long term treatment needs under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) will be issued with a Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card).

For more information visit White Cards for SRCA Clients


Repatriation Health Card - For Specific Conditions

The White Card is issued to:

  • eligible veterans for the care and treatment of accepted injuries or conditions that are war caused or service related, 
  • for the treatment of malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and/or depression whether war caused or not and to,
  • ex-service personnel who are eligible for treament under agreements between the Australian Government and New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the UK for disabilities accepted as war-caused by their country of origin.

White Card offers:

  • medical treatment of the accepted specific condition(s);
  • transport related to treatment of the accepted specific condition(s); and
  • access to Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

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Frequently asked questions

Q1. What treatment does the white card cover?

Q2. How do I know which disabilities are accepted disabilities?

Q3. What limits apply to treatment for a DVA white card holder?

Q4. How will I get paid for treating a patient with a white card?

Q5. Which specialists will treat a patient with a DVA white card?

Q6. How can I help a white card holder get transport for medical treatment?

Q7. What if a veteran does not have their white card with them when they want medical treatment?

More information

See DVA Fact Sheet HSV61 (PDF 35 Kb

Contact DVA;

See further: DVA Fact Sheet system;

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