By registering for a Veteran Benefit Card, you will not only have access to very generous offers, but will also become part of a veteran community.
PVSV will provide Veteran Benefit Card holders with invitations to special events and provide regular updates on the growing success of its veteran peer support program.
The Veteran Benefit Card
The Veteran Benefit Card is designed to help fill a gap in the mental health and wellbeing services available to police officers once they have stopped serving as part of the Victoria Police workforce, and is the result of a joint collaboration between PVSV, Victoria Police, The Police Association of Victoria and Retired Police Association of Victoria.
Police are on the frontline seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They deserve to be well supported long after they retire or resign given all they have done to serve and protect the community during their policing career.
By improving access to a range of services and products through the Veteran Benefit Card, PVSV with the support of its sponsors, aims to help police veterans better manage their mental health and wellbeing – whether that be through health and fitness, lifestyle or family related activities.
The card provides concessions and benefits from retailers, including Chemist Warehouse, Supreme and Leader Caravans, ClassPass, FitBit, Samsung, e&s, The Pancake Parlour and more. This list of sponsors will continue to grow.
Victoria Police officers (including Protective Services Officers) that exit the organisation with a minimum of one full day of service is defined as a veteran for the purpose of receiving a card. This aligns with the definition applied by Department of Veteran’s Affairs in issuing health cards to eligible veterans of the Australian Defence Force.
To ensure the integrity of the program, the PVSV Board, on advice from its Executive Officer, can refuse or revoke the issuing of a Veteran Benefit Card at any time. Please note that PVSV support services are available to all police/PSO veterans, former employees and their families.