Veteran Card

What is the Veteran Card

The Veteran Card is a redesign of the WhiteGold 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 WhiteGold 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

Existing clients 

If you have an existing WhiteGold 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.

New clients

If you are a new client, you need to apply online through MyService.

Things you should know

Legislation

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988

What other help is available

Veterans Supplement

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.

Lapel Pin

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.

AT-Ease

A health and wellbeing portal that provides resources for you and your family.

Rehabilitation

Access support and services to help with your injury or condition.