Client Satisfaction Survey

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We conduct an annual survey to learn more about your experiences with us. The results can help us improve the way we serve you and the veteran community.

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The 2020 Client Satisfaction Survey

The 2020 Client Satisfaction Survey results are now available. 

The surveying for the 2020 Client Satisfaction Survey was undertaken in November 2020. Approximately 3,000 clients were randomly selected and participated in the survey.

The 2020 Client Satisfaction Survey examines how we have delivered services to veterans and families during a time of significant challenges, including the widespread bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About the Client Satisfaction Survey

Since 1995 we have conducted Client Satisfaction Surveys in a variety of ways, to collect information about our clients' experiences with our services.

The information collected in the survey helps us identify and shape improvements within our department. Our goal is to support the changing needs of veteran community. 

Our research provider

We partnered with ORIMA Research, an independent market research agency, to conduct the 2020 survey. ORIMA Research ensures that surveys are taken with the highest level of privacy and confidentiality.

Conducting the survey

The survey gathers feedback from a sample of people who receive services from us. This includes a full range of clients from all states and territories within Australia such as:

  • men and women of all ages
  • current and ex-serving members of the ADF
  • war widows and widowers, spouses, carers and dependants

A sample of approximately 12,000 clients are randomly selected to participate in the survey. ORIMA Research then calls a random sample of these clients and takes them through a questionnaire about their experience with our services. Each interview takes approximately 20 minutes.

Participation in the survey is completely voluntary, and participants are able to withdraw at any time by letting the interviewer know. The interview ends as soon as this request is made.


All answers are completely confidential. The survey will not in any way affect any benefit or health service you receive from us. ORIMA Research only provides us with anonymous survey data, which in no way will identify individual responses.

Financial information

As part of the survey, we will not ask you to provide any financial information such as:

  • bank details
  • credit card

Any such requests are not legitimate and are not from our department. If this occurs, do not provide this information and end the telephone call. Please contact us immediately to let us know that this has happened.

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Latest Results

Results of the 2020 DVA Client Satisfaction Survey are now available. They are presented in two key products. 

2020 Client Satisfaction Survey questions are also available: 

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Previous results

2019 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

The 2019 survey questions are also available:

2018 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

The 2018 survey questions are also available:

2016 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

The 2016 survey questions are also available:

2014 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

A full summary of survey findings including all aggregated results is available here. Refer to page 13 of the Summary Report for actual respondent numbers by age group.

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Other ways to provide feedback

Your feedback is the best way for us to understand how we can improve the way we serve veterans and their families. If you have not been selected to participate in the survey and you wish to provide feedback, please refer to our feedback page for more information.

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More information

For more information about the survey, please email client.survey [at]

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