DFWA National E-News - Oct 2021

Most DVA Gold Card holders do not regularly use Medicare or have a Medicare card so may find the process of adding vaccination certificates more involved that the general population. However, most Gold Card holders will still have a Medicare number – often connected to their parent’s, partner’s, or children’s card.

The Australian Immunisation Register has a dedicated Veteran and Defence Support Line, which can help you get a certificate and find out your Medicare number. Ring 1800 653 809 and select option 4.

DFWA has raised this matter with DVA. We do not expect it will be resolved, so encourage those affected Gold Card holders to connect via Medicare.