Victoria Cross Allowance

Last updated: 
14 February 2019

What is the Victoria Cross Allowance

The allowance is an annual payment to veterans who have been awarded the Victoria Cross.

Who can get it

If you have been awarded the Victoria Cross you can receive the allowance

How much you can receive

An annual payment of $4,614.00 paid in September each year.

How you claim 

We will automatically pay you if you have been awarded the Victoria Cross. 

If you have received the Victoria Cross and are not already receiving the allowance, please contact us.

Important information

  • You do not need to be in receipt of a DVA payment or benefit to get the Victoria Cross Allowance.
  • You do not have to get the Decoration Allowance to be eligible for the Victoria Cross Allowance.
  • You do not need to repay any part of an annual lump sum if a veteran paid the allowance dies.
  • The payment rate is updated annually.