The Defence, Veterans' and Families' Acute Support Package (Acute Support Package) is available to eligible veterans and their families who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing crisis, to assist them to manage complex life challenges.

Complex life challenges are more than an event, they are about the impact an event or a series of events has on a family’s ability to function. A range of supports and services are available under an Acute Support Package to help families adjust and build their capacity to respond to challenging circumstances, to assist them to function well in the future.

There is no application form to complete. Families are referred through 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) or via a referral to DVA Triage and Connect.

  • Emotional Support
  • Financial Support
  • Parenting Support
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Respite
  • Service Trauma
  • Welfare


Ph 1800 Veteran


  • Free Services
  • Government-funded
  • Accepts White Card Holder (Australia)
  • Accepts DVA pension card holder
  • Accepts TPI Gold Card Holder (Australia)

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