The Veteran Card is a re-design of the existing DVA Health Cards (Gold, White and Orange). The new-look 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.
All existing DVA Health Cards will gradually be replaced with the new look Veteran Card, either when their current card expires or as part of the card replacement program, whichever occurs first.
What are the benefits?
Through the Veteran Card, veterans, including War Widows who hold a Gold card or White card, would have access to more than 10,000 offers from around 500 businesses, both over the counter and online. Businesses supporting the Veteran Card include retailers, travel and tourism operators, accommodation and car hire, entertainment, hospitality, restaurants, as well as service and trade industries such as gyms to automotive mechanics. Offers are generally discounts on goods, gift cards and services, and range from 2.5 percent to 40 percent off. Participants include businesses such as Coles, Myers and David Jones.
Will the new Veteran Card affect my services, entitlements or service provider?
There will be no change for veteran service providers as a result of implementing the new Veteran Card. DVA clients will continue to receive the same benefits they are eligible for under their Gold, White or Orange card. For more information, visit www.recognition.dva.gov.au. or phone DVA on 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372).