Veterans’ Care supports those who serve or have served in defence of our nation, and their families. It comprises a range of services provided by registered health practitioners under Gold Cards and White Cards delivered to veterans and eligible persons under the veterans’ legislation and funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). This includes the Veterans’ Home Care and Community Nursing programs
Most Veterans care providers also deliver services in either aged care or disability support, which means separate workforce estimates are not available
In 2020-21 DVA supported 240,231 veterans and 97,245 dependents across all programs including health, compensation, income support and other programs. More than 130,000 people provided health services to those with eligibility with DVA spending $3.9 billion on a range of medical and hospital health care payments.