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Veteran Card

Yellow banner with a red poppy and the words Veteran CardThe Australian Government is developing an Australian Veterans' Covenant (the Covenant) to recognise the unique nature of military service and support veterans and their families.

A key initiative related to the Covenant is the Veteran Card.

Veteran Card

The Australian 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.

Anyone who is eligible for a DVA White, Gold or Orange card will be eligible for the Veteran Card, including veterans who are transitioning or have transitioned from the Australian Defence Force (ADF). It also includes certain Reservists.

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

The card will help Australian businesses, service providers and community organisations to identify veterans so they can offer their acknowledgement and respect. For example, the card could provide a platform for businesses and community groups to provide tangible recognition and service to holders of the card.

This initiative will formally start in December 2018. However businesses, organisations and individuals can choose to make use of the existing DVA White, Gold and Orange cards at any time.

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