QUICK LINKS Funded Services
NOTE: Although you may be entitled to receive services and or benefits under the DVA arrangements, you must have an assessed clinical need for treatment before DVA will accept financial responsibility. Therefore, please check your entitlement first, this can be done by contacting DVA and checking with your health provider.
Veteran Gold Card To meet your clinical needs DVA may pay for your medical services.
Veteran White Card If you have an accepted war or service caused injury or disease, DVA may pay for your medical services that relates to your accepted condition.
Veteran Orange Card entitles you to pharmaceuticals only (prescription medicines, wound care items and nutritional supplements at a concession rate)
Medicare the basis of Australia's health care system and covers many health care costs.
Services List and links (not limited to:)
Acute Support Package - Defence, Veterans’ and Families’ Acute Support Package
Adjustable electric beds
Assistance dogs (include psychiatric assistance dogs)
Assistive communications devices
Assistive listening devices
Closed circuit television
Electric mobility aids
Electric recliner chairs
Domiciliary Medical Oxygen Therapy
Complex Home Modifications including lifts
Medical Compression Garments
Positive airway pressure (PAP)
Vehicle Modifications and Driving Assessments
Services to help you at home
Residential aged care
Aged Care Support and Services
Home Care Packages and other non DVA aged Care
Help to pay for home or aged care
Aged Care Resources
Occupational therapy (mental health)
Orthotic services DVA Link> Orthotist/Prosthetist near you>
social work (mental health)
Referrals are valid for up to 12 sessions of treatment or a year, whichever ends first. View more information here: Allied health treatment cycle DVA Link>
make a transport booking, reimbursing travel expenses under VEA, and reimbursing travel expenses under MRCA or DRCA; a
make a transport booking, reimbursing travel expenses under VEA, and reimbursing travel expenses under MRCA or DRCA
claim travel under the RTS
Learn more here: Travel DVA Link>
Commonwealth and Other Allied Veterans you may be eligible for treatment of war caused disabilities accepted by your country of enlistment, view link for more information.
Medicare provides benefits for:
consultation fees for doctors, including specialists;
tests and examinations by doctors needed to treat illnesses, such as x-rays and pathology tests;
eye tests performed by optometrists;
most surgical and other therapeutic procedures performed by doctors;
some surgical procedures performed by approved dentists;
specific items under the Cleft Lip and Palate Scheme;
specific items under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program; and
specific items for allied health services as part of the Chronic Disease Management Plan.
Medicare does not cover:
examinations for life insurance, superannuation or memberships for which someone else is responsible (for example, a compensation insurer, employer or government authority);
ambulance services (each State may vary);
most dental examinations and treatment;
most physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, eye therapy, chiropractic services, podiatry or psychology services;
acupuncture (unless part of a doctor's consultation);
glasses and contact lenses;
hearing aids and other appliances; and
Many of these items can be covered on private health insurance general treatment (extras) policies. Most insurers will have limits on how much you can claim per service and per year.