Businesses around Australia are offering discounts to veterans in recognition of their service to their country. Using the Veteran Card, veterans can gain access to more than 10,000 offers from around 500 businesses nationwide.
Businesses and communities are encouraged to show their support for the Covenant by offering benefits or concessions for Veteran Card holders. These benefits are at the discretion of participating businesses and organisations.
Offers are generally percentage discounts on goods, gift cards and services or flat discounts on particular items and services. Some offers are seasonal or for a set period.
Businesses include retailers, travel and tourism operators, accommodation and car hire, entertainment, hospitality, restaurants, and service and trade industries ranging from gym memberships to automotive mechanics and legal.
DVA is working with Australian Partners of Defence (APOD) – an Australian-owned organisation which was founded by veteran families for veteran families – to make it easy for businesses and organisations to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and the contribution of veterans and their families.
It is important to keep checking the APOD website. APOD consistently updates the suite of benefits available as more businesses join the program and new offers are registered.
Example offers and how to gain access to the full suite of benefits available in your area is available at Participating businesses page.