Veterans’ Affairs

Find the latest information from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) on retirement, the age pension, health care, housing, counselling services and other veterans’ information such as Military Compensation, the Rehabilitation Service and the Veterans’ Affairs Network (VAN).

You can also read up on the Gold Card and stay abreast of scams targeted at veterans.

Most veterans are paid the Age Pension or Disability Support Pension via the DVA and so the DVA should be the point of contact for any pension queries.

Phone numbers:
133 254 – connects callers to their nearest DVA state office – General Inquiry line.
1800 555 254 – connects non-metropolitan callers to their nearest DVA state office.
1800 555 254 – connects interstate callers to any DVA state office using voice prompts.
1800 011 046 – VVCS/Vetline.


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Supporting veterans

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Centrelink holiday payment dates

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Veterans Organisations and Web Sites

Find information about Veterans Organisations.

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The reason most scams work so well is that they are targeted towards the most vulnerable, those


If you are a veteran, you should investigate the benefits available through the Department of

Counselling services

The Department of Veterans' Affairs offers a free and confidential counselling service.


In addition to the fact sheets (see DVA Facts above) DVA has quite a number of useful publications such


The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH) of the University of Melbourne aims


Age Pension age for social security purposes is 65 years for men. For women the qualifying age

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