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Definition of a Veteran



Basic definition


A Veteran is a person (or deceased person) who has:

Extended definition for service pension purposes

For the purposes of service pension eligibility the term Veteran also means a person who is:

  • a commonwealth veteran; or
  • an allied veteran or
  • an allied mariner.

Member of the Defence Force includes a person appointed for continuous full-time service with a unit of the Defence Force (body, contingent or detachment of the Defence Force).