Diggers Military MC - Welfare Information


Ashfield RSL Sub Branch

Pension Officer: David Christie

Contact Number: 0418 971 334

Ashfield RSL is located at 374 Liverpool Rd Ashfield NSW


RSL - National Headquarters


Medicare Levy

This is about the Medicare Levy payable by those that are on the Gold Card and in receipt of DFRDB that exceeds the $16740 threshold.

Since 1997 DFRDB have been taking out the Medicare Levy of 1.5% when a veterans income exceeds the above threshold.   In the statement that you receive from COMSUPER (DFRDB) that are issued whenever there is a pension increase it does not indicate this fact, but only states the gross amount and total tax deducted - this tax includes the Medicare Levy. 

If you are in the above catergory there is a requirement that the following procedure is carried out to have the deductions ceased. 

Enclose a certified copy of your Gold Card along with a copy of the annual DVA Medicare exception letter with a note stating you request the deductions ceased. 

Postal address: COMSUPER PO Box 22 Belconnen ACT 2616.

If you wish to obtain reimbursement of past medicare levies you are advised to seek assistance through a tax agent or your tax accountant.


Here is the list of Pharmacy Medications available to Gold Card Veterans - but let me say that when you go to your doctor make sure you take the list with you as he/she may not be aware of all these medications being available to Veterans and then when you get to your Chemist he/she may have to order them in.......


Repatriation Benefits List 

( The following is a list of products, that are available on a Doctors prescription, for Gold Card Repatriation Patients

Skin Care

Sorbolene and Glycerine Cream, Calmurid Cream, Pinetarsol Solution

Hair Care

Sebitar Shampoo, Sebi Rinse Conditioner, Nizoral Shampoo, Selsun

Sun Care

 15+ Cream, Lotion, and Solarstick, Ego Sun Sense 30+, Aquasun.

Oral Hygiene

Savacol Aquae Spray for Dry mouth


Telfast, Claratyne, Zyrtec, Phenergan, Drixine Nasal Spray, Beconase Nasal Spray, Rhincort Nasal Spray, Sudafed, Demazin Tablets

Cough Mixtures

Senagar & Ammonia, Durotuss

Fibre Supplements & Laxatives

Nucolox, Normacol, Metamucil, Coloxyl with Senna, Senokot, Glycerine Suppositories.


Micropore Tape, Cutilfilm Plus Waterproof Dressings, Melolin Dressings, Handy Banages, Cotton Wool, Betadine Antiseptic, Solugels, Barrier Creams, Disposable Gloves, Prantal Powder.

Antifungal Agents

Lamasil cream, Canesten Cream, Loceryl Nail Paint

Haemorroidal Treatments

Proctocedyl Ointment & Suppositories, Anusol.

Ear Preparations

Ear Clear for Wax, Waxsol, Ceromol Ear Drops

Vitamins & Minerals

Calcium  sup Tablets, Caltrate), Vitamin B1 (Betamin), Magnesium Tablets (Mag-Min), Accomin Liquid Tonic

Joint Pain & Arthritis

Metsal Cream or Liniment,

Arthro-Aid (Glucosamine).

Sexual Health

Viagra, Cialis, Caverject


Asprins - Cartia, Astrix Capsules, Cardiprin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen

Weight Loss

Optifast, Xenical.


Nicorette Patches (Quit Smoking), Vermox Ural Sachets (Urinary Alkalinizer)


* Always check with your GP, as this list changes from time to time. ( You could have been paying full price for any of these items without realising you could have them on prescription. Remember after your 56 prescriptions per annum, your prescriptions are free.)