Department of Veterans' Affairs services

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides services for veterans and their dependants, Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and war widows/widowers.

Information line —  anti-malarial drugs

DVA has recently launched a new information line: 1800 MEFLOQUINE (1800 633 567). This phone line is in response to the emerging needs of clients who believe they may have been affected by the use of anti-malarial drugs in the ADF including Mefloquine and Tafenoquine. The phone line is managed by a team of DVA officers who are recognised for their high level of skill and experience in supporting vulnerable clients, and those with complex needs. The focus of this support line is to:

  • assist callers with accessing claims and other treatment supports and
  • provide details about upcoming consultation sessions to be conducted nationally.

Further informaiton

Visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for information on health and wellbeing services including:

  • home and care
  • medical conditions
  • rehabilitation
  • wellbeing.

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) which provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.