New benefits for Veteran Card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Veteran Card holders in Bonner from businesses across Australia, as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Veteran Card provided the opportunity for businesses and organisations, big or small across the country to show their support and recognition of veterans.

“So far around 500 businesses are on board, making more than 10,000 offers available for Veteran Card holders, both over the counter and online,” Mr Vasta said.

“The businesses range from small family businesses through to large chains that operate nationally.“If you’re a business in Bonner, get on board and support the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant.”

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester MP said the new Veteran Card was available to all veterans as a practical demonstration of respect and recognition for their service.

“Our Government is committed to putting veterans and their families first and we provide more than $11 billion every year in support for veterans and their families,” Mr Chester said.

“Bringing corporate Australia on board will be a tangible benefit to the veteran community, with the card providing access to services and benefits for eligible veterans.

“The service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families to our nation is profound, and supporting our veterans through this program is a positive and tangible way to recognise that.”

Businesses honouring the Veteran Card include retailers, travel and tourism operators, accommodation and car hire, entertainment, hospitality, restaurants, as well as service and trade industries such as gyms to automotive mechanics.