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We strongly encourage veterans to seek a representative for their applications for review. Appearing at the VRB is very different to appearing in other courts or Tribunals. This page contains useful information for advocates appearing at the VRB.
I hold legal qualifications, can I appear?
Under section 147(3) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), people with legal qualifications are prohibited from representing veterans at VRB hearings. However, legal representatives are not prevented from participating in ADR events, or assisting a veteran to prepare written submissions for a hearing.
- Addiitonal FAQs are available on our Frequently Asked Questions page
If you are unhappy with DVA’s decision, you can use this form to apply for a review by the VRB. The form needs to be given to the DVA (online, by email post or fax).
Use this form to provide your representative’s details and how you would like to participate in your review.
- Use this form to notify us you withdraw your whole application (PDF 380 KB)
- Use this form to notify us you withdraw part of your application (PDF 385 KB)
- Our practice directions are currently under review.
- Coming soon
Our practice notes will keep you up to date with the latest developments in veterans' law. They contain a brief summary and explanation of significant cases, legislative reforms and more.
- All practice notes are available on this web site on our Practice notes page.
Our journal, VeRBosity, contains news, articles, and case reports relating to veterans' law.