If a client's DVA health card expires in July 2020, we will be mailing out new Veteran Cards—all benefits and entitlements will remain unchanged.
The Veteran Card is a redesign of the DVA White, Gold and Orange cards. There are no changes to entitlements or the services you can access with these cards.
The Veteran Card provides businesses the opportunity to offer concessions and benefits to veterans in recognition of their service.
The Veteran Card is part of the Australian Defence Veterans' Covenant.
You are eligible for a Veteran Card if you:
- have an existing DVA White, Gold or Orange card as a veteran
- are the dependant of a veteran and you have your own DVA Gold Card
- are a current or former member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including reservists, with at least one day of continuous full-time service (CFTS)
- are a reservist who can access free mental health care
- are a reservist with an accepted service-related injury or condition
The benefits you can get with a Veteran Card will depend on the colour of your card. Find out what entitlements you may have with a:
Your card will also provide a way for the Australian community to recognise and connect with veterans and acknowledge your service to the nation.
Veteran Card holders can get access to discounts and benefits from participating businesses, via the Australian Partners of Defence (APOD). It is up to each business or organisation to decide what concessions and benefits they will give you.
Find additional concessions in your state or territory.
If you have an existing card, you will automatically receive your new card before your current card expires.
You can view a digital version of your new Veteran Card through your MyService account.
Existing clients with no DVA White, Gold or Orange Card
If you do not currently have a card, you can request the Veteran Card through MyService.
If you are a new client, you need to apply online through MyService.
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988