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Last amended 
20 April 2018

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This library lists the Acts and legislative instruments under which the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides services and support. The list below is a selection only and is not intended as a complete list of all DVA-related legislation. Legislation is made available via specific links to the ComLaw website, which is the only database of Australian Government legislation that is authoritative for the purposes of legal proceedings.

 

Acts

Anzac Day Act 1995

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006

Australian War Memorial Act 1980

Commonwealth Employees' Compensation Act 1930-1970

Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971

Compensation (Japanese Internment) Act 2001

Defence Service Homes Act 1918

Military Compensation Act 1994

Military Memorials of National Significance Act 2008

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004

Papua New Guinea (Members of the Forces Benefits) Act 1957

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA)

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related) Claims Act 1988 (DRCA)

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA)

Veterans’ Entitlements (Clarke Review) Act 2004

War Graves Act 1980

 

Regulations

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Regulations 2007

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2004

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2004

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2002

Veterans' Entitlements (Compensation — Japanese Internment) Regulations 2001

Veterans' Entitlements Regulations 1986

 

Principles

MRCA Treatment Principles

Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006

VEA Treatment Principles

Veterans' Affairs (Private Patient Principles Re-Making) Instrument 2014

 

Schemes

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004

MRCA Motor Vehicle Compensation Scheme

MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Vehicle Assistance Scheme

Veterans' Children Education Scheme

Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme

 

Instruments/Determinations

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 (Participants in British Nuclear Tests – Extension of Eligibility) Instrument 2012

Guide to Determining Impairment and Compensation - GARP M (MRCA)

Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions - GARP V (VEA)

Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment Edition 2.1 (SRCA) (Defence related claims in Part 2)

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Accelerated Access to Rehabilitation) Determination 2017            

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) (Accelerated Access to Rehabilitation) Determination 2018                                                                                                     

Veterans' Affairs (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) – Claims, Applications and Lodgements Procedures) Determination 2006

Veterans' Affairs (Private Patient Principles Re-Making) Instrument 2014

Veterans' Entitlements (Extension of Non-Liability Health Care for Mental Health Treatment) Determination 2016

Veterans' Entitlements (Treatment Principles - Extension of Non-Liability Health Care for Mental Health Treatment) Amendment Instrument 2016

Veterans’ Entitlements (Veteran Payment) Instrument 2018

Veterans’ Affairs (Extended Eligibility for Treatment) Instrument 2015

Veterans' Entitlements (Church and Charitable Developments Fund Exemption) Determination 2016

Veterans' Entitlements (Invalidity Service Pension - Permanent Incapacity for Work) Determination 2013

Veterans’ Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum – Defence Reparation Payment) Determination 2018

Veterans’ Entitlements Income (Exempt Lump Sum — Superannuation Co-contribution Amounts) Determination 2016

Veterans’ Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum – Compensation Payment for Australian Prisoners of War in Europe) Determination 2017

Veterans’ Entitlements (Exempt Lump Sum – Tasmanian Special Energy Bonus Scheme) Determination 2017

Veterans’ Entitlements (Special Disability Trust — Discretionary Spending) Determination 2018

Veterans’ Entitlements (Delayed Lodgment of Claims for Pension Bonus) Guidelines 2018   

Veterans’ Entitlements (Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment – Disregarded Income) Instrument 2018  

Veterans’ Entitlements (Pension Bonus Scheme – Non-accruing Members) Declaration 2018  

Veterans’ Entitlements (Top Up of Pension Bonus in Specified Circumstances) Instrument 2018  

 

Electronic Lodgement Instruments

  • My Service (DRCA Electronic Lodgement and Claims Approval) Instrument 2007 ( PDF 82 KB DOC 31 KB
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Electronic Lodgement Approval) Instrument 2016 (PDF 725 KB) (DOC 35 KB)
  • MyService (Electronic Lodgement and Claims Approval) Instrument 2017 (PDF 580 KB) (DOC 31 KB)
  • Veterans' Entitlements (Electronic Lodgement Approval) Instrument (No. 2) 2016 (PDF 730 KB) (DOC 97 KB)

 

Documents Incorporated By Reference

Notes for Local Medical Officers

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/doctors#lmonotes

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fee Schedules for Medical Services

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules

Notes for Allied Health Providers

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/allied-health-pro...

Optometrist Fees for Consultation

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Orthoptists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Pricing Schedule for visual aids

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dentists and Dental Specialists

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/dental-and-allied-health-fee-schedules

Fee Schedule of Dental Services for Dental Prosthetists

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Chiropractors Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Diabetes Educators Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Dietitians Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Exercise Physiologists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Occupational Therapists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Osteopaths Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Physiotherapists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Psychologists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Podiatrists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Social Workers Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Clinical Psychologists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

Speech Pathologists Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/fee-schedules/den...

DVA Community Nursing Schedule of Fees

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/community-nursing

Notes for Coordinated Veterans' Care Program Providers

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/provider-programs...

Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) National Guidelines

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/provider-programs...

RAP National Schedule of Equipment

https://www.dva.gov.au/providers/provider-programs...

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services Outreach Program Counsellors Provider Notes

http://www.vvcs.gov.au/Services/outreach.htm

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) Outreach Program Counsellor Schedule of Fees

http://www.vvcs.gov.au/Services/outreach.htm

Factsheet VCS01 - Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

http://www.vvcs.gov.au/Resources/factsheets.htm

Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-ba