If you are a veteran of the Australian Defence Forces, or a war widow or widower, DVA provides a Community Nursing Program with access to community nursing services. The Community Nursing Program assists you to continue living independently by supporting your health and wellbeing.

Costs and eligibility

To be eligible to receive community nursing services, you need to hold a Gold Card or a White Card, and be assessed as needing clinical and/or personal care. There is no cost if you are eligible to receive community nursing.

Let’s get started

Step 1 To be eligible for community nursing you need to have a written referral from your GP, a treating doctor in hospital, a hospital discharge planner, or the Veterans’ Home Care Assessment Agency.
Step 2 Your referral will need to be provided to a community nursing service provider, who will arrange for a registered nurse to assess your clinical need for nursing.
Step 3 The registered nurse will conduct a home visit assessment to determine the services you require. These services are nursing services, personal care services, and medication services. 
Step 4 The community nursing service provider will call you to discuss a suitable time to provide their service(s).
If you choose Feros Care as your community nursing service provider, call us on 1300 090 256 or email us at [email protected]

For more information about services available to DVA White and Gold card holders:

Call 133 254 (or 1800 555 254 for regional callers)