Do you have a question or need advice related to veteran mental health?

The DVA Practitioner Support Service is a free, nation-wide service, funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide expert multidisciplinary support and guidance to health practitioners, support organisations and others working with Australian veterans with mental health problems.

Free consultations are available to all Australian practitioners and organisations with queries about veteran mental health. The DVA Practitioner Support Service involves the Health Professionals Advice Line, GP Advice Line, and the General Advice Line.


No query is too simple or too complex, and mental health does not need to be the primary focus of your work with a client. We have a multidisciplinary team of expert consultants in veteran and military mental health who can respond to you enquiry. We will use the information you provide to direct your enquiry to the most appropriate team member to ensure that their expertise is matched to your needs.


Call 1800 VET 777 or submit the enquiry form below and one of our team will get back to you within 1 business day. The hours of operation are 12:30-4:30PM AEST, Monday to Friday.


If you are a veteran or a family member seeking mental health and wellbeing support, please contact Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 (available 24hrs) or visit


Please note: We are not a crisis service, and any questions regarding immediate risk to clients will be redirected to your existing crisis support services. We do not provide direct services to veterans or their families.

Guide – How to utilise the DVA Practitioner Support Service and Advice Line


To learn more about how you can utilise this service and access support and advice, please click here to read the guide.

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e.g. assistance with case formulation, diagnostic clarification and treatment planning, difficulties with engagement, complex risk issues, navigating health services, questions about pharmacotherapy.

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Your client's medical and psychiatric history