Veteran Card

Those who have served in the Permanent Forces and Reservists with certain types of service are entitled to a Veteran White Card. The Veteran White Card provides coverage for Non Liability Health Care (NLHC) in Australia for all mental health conditions.

All Veteran Card holders can access the Veteran Benefits Program, which provides discounts to veterans in recognition of their service. Visit card benefits to learn more.

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What is the card?

The Veteran Card provides access to treatment for service-related conditions or injuries that DVA has approved. Veteran Card holders can also access the Veteran Benefits Program, which provides discounts to veterans in recognition of their service. Visit card benefits to learn more.

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How to apply

Those who have served in the Permanent Forces or Reserves of the ADF can apply for the Covenant online using MyService.

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How to access mental health treatment using the Veteran White Card

Find out more about DVA’s Non Liability Health Care (NLHC) for mental health conditions.

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Card benefits

Participating businesses around Australia are offering benefits to veterans in recognition of their service. Veteran Card holders can gain free access to more than 3,000 offers in-store and online.

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Participating businesses

Over 3,500 businesses are supporting the Covenant through the Veteran Benefits Program. Find out more about how DVA is working with Australian Partners of Defence (APOD) to enable Veteran Card holders to gain access to deals on the APOD benefits platform.

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How to register with APOD

To gain access to veteran benefits you will need to register with APOD. This is free if you are a Veteran Card holder—you just need to provide them with your Veteran Card number.

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Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant

The Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant serves to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and the contribution of veterans and their families. The Covenant is supported the Veteran Card, Lapel Pin and Oath.


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