Thursday 7 November, 2019
The Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant serves to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and the contribution of veterans and their families. The Covenant is supported by the Veteran Card, Lapel Pin and Oath. These provide the opportunity for Australians to identify veterans when they are not in uniform or wearing their medals, and offer respect to them and their family.
The Veteran Card provides a way to recognise and connect with veterans and acknowledge their service to the nation.
The Veteran Card is a new design of the existing DVA health cards, offering access to existing treatments and benefits as well as additional concession and benefits from businesses, organisations and community groups that encourage veterans and their families to connect with their community.
Veterans and Reservists can now apply for the Covenant, including the Veteran Card, Lapel Pin and Oath, online using MyService. Depending on your type of service, you may be eligible for all, or some, of the Covenant items. These items will be sent in the mail, noting that the Lapel Pin and Oath will be sent separately to the Veteran Card.
If you do not use MyService, you can apply by contacting 1800 VETERAN (1800 383 372) or visit your nearest Veterans’ Access Network (VAN) office. A list of VAN locations in SA can be found at
Full details, including eligibility guidelines can be found at https://recognition.dva.gov.au/