What is the Veteran Card
The Veteran Card is a redesign of the 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.
Who can receive it
You are eligible for a Veteran Card if you:
- have an existing White, Gold or Orange card as a veteran
- are the dependant of a veteran and you have your own 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
What you can receive
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.
When you present your card to participating businesses and community organisations, they may give you concessions and other benefits. It is up to each business or organisation to decide what concessions and benefits they will give you.
Information about which businesses, organisations and community groups will be offering concessions and benefits will be listed on our website over the coming months.
Find additional concessions in your state or territory.
How to get your Veteran Card
If you have an existing White, Gold or Orange 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 White, Gold or Orange Card
If you don't currently have a White, Gold or Orange Card, you can request the Veteran Card through MyService.
If you are a new client, you need to apply online through MyService.
Things you should know
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988
What other help is available
A regular payment to help with the cost of medicines.
Free mental health care for veterans
We can cover the cost of treatment for all mental health conditions without having to prove the conditions relate to your ADF service.
The Veteran Lapel Pin and the Reservist Lapel Pin help the community identify and support veterans by recognising your service.
Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling
Provides 24-hour free counselling and support to you and your family.
A health and wellbeing portal that provides resources for you and your family.
A plan that provides access to support and help with your injury or condition