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As a Reserve Veteran ‒ whether serving or retired ‒ you can
access a range of benefits and services tailored to your needs.
Need more? Go to: Department of Veterans'
Get free public transport around NSW and the ACT.
You can apply for a NSW City Rail Ex-Member of Defence Forces
Pass if you:
This pass means you can travel free on public transport ‒ rail,
bus and ferry ‒ within NSW and rail in the ACT.
You also get 3 free Country Link return rail trips anywhere
within NSW and the ACT per year.
Note: You can travel free of charge in the area bounded by
Wollongong, Goulburn, Bathurst and Newcastle on any NSW
Government-owned public transport.
Need more information?
RailCorp Passes &
PO Box K349 Haymarket NSW 1238
02 9379 4690
13 15 00
Did you serve:
You may be able to apply for the Defence Home Ownership
Assistance Scheme (DHOAS).
The Department of Veterans' Affairs manages this and 2 other
home schemes. These are:
Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) advisors work at 35 bases
across Australia to help you and your family better connect with
DVA advisors help you with health services, rehabilitation and
compensation - support you might be entitled to access.
Depending on need, advisors are available either full or
The advisors work out of Defence Health Centres, or within the
health precinct. This means, you can access the service wherever
Want more information or want to make an appointment?
Call 13 32 54.
Regional callers, call 1800 555 254.
You may be able to access Centrelink benefits, such as benefits
Are you injured or ill as a result of your Reserve service?
You may be entitled to remain on duty until you overcome your
illness / injury and can return to work.
You may also be entitled to Defence Health Services (DHS)
medical care or you may be refunded civilian health care
of Veterans' Affairs rehabilitation
Whether you get benefits related to the death of a Reservist,
such as a Service funeral, depend on a Reservists' circumstances
when they died.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs has all the details you need
on services you can access.
of Veterans' Affairs
DVA also helps with claims and benefits under the Military
Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).
Portfolio of DVA
As a Reservist, you can access a range of benefits and services
tailored to your needs.
Portfolio of DVA
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