Veteran Card

Last updated: 
21 October 2020

What is the Veteran Card

The Veteran Card is a redesign of the DVA 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 DVA White, Gold or Orange card as a veteran
  • are the dependant of a veteran and you have your own DVA 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.

Veteran Card holders can get access to discounts and benefits from participating businesses, via the Australian Partners of Defence (APOD). It is up to each business or organisation to decide what concessions and benefits they will give you.

Find additional concessions in your state or territory.

How to get your Veteran Card

Existing clients 

If you have an existing 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 DVA White, Gold or Orange Card

If you do not currently have a 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


Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

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