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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.

Eligibility for the card

The card will be made available to anyone who has served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with one day of continuous full-time service.  Therefore, anyone who is eligible for a DVA Gold, White or Orange card will be eligible for the card, including veterans who are transitioning or have transitioned from the ADF.

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.

The Veteran Card will support up to 600,000 veterans in Australia.

Benefits of the card

The Government is working with Australian 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. This will be at the discretion of the participating business or organisation.

Information about participating organisations will be made available in the coming months.

There will be no changes to DVA services and entitlements.

How to apply

Veterans and their families will be able to use their existing DVA Gold, White or Orange Card to gain access to benefits provided by businesses and community organisations until the new-look Veteran Card is issued.

Individuals applying for non-liability health care or for liability for service related conditions through MyService are currently automatically issued with the appropriate DVA card if their claim is accepted.

DVA systems are being updated to that you will soon be able to apply for the Veteran Card through your existing MyService logon or by creating an account at MyService.

All existing application processes will be supported.

If you do not already have one, you can also apply for a White Card via MyService.

Veterans and their families with existing digital versions of their DVA card will notice a change in how their cards look in MyService as the new-look Veteran Card is rolled out.

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