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Eligibility and Membership Fee

Your Eligibility

If you are or have been a member of the Australian Defence Force, you own and operate a business, and you have been awarded with any of the honours and awards listed below, then your business may be eligible to be recognised as an Australian Veteran Owned Business.


Any Campaign Medal



Any Conspicuous Service Award



Any Distinguished Service Award



Any Gallantry Award



Any Long Service Award



Order of Australia



Australian Defence Medal


For the complete list of honours and awards that are accepted by the Australian Veteran Owned Business for membership then please download our Eligibility Criteria below.

Download Eligibility Requirements (PDF)

Membership Fee

Here at the Australian Veteran Owned Business we have gone against the trend of tiered pricing structures that are commonplace among so many other professional organisations and third party certifiers. We offer one simple and affordable price that is applicable to everyone who meets our eligibility criteria.

The Annual Licensing fee covers:

Full licensing and use of the Australian Veteran Owned Business Certification Trademark

Your permanent listing on the Australian Veteran Owned Business website

Your access to our e-newsletter to advertise any specials, offers and promotions


The promotion of your business through our social media platforms

Access to our alumni of veteran business owners

Access to Open Universities Australia's full corporate offer to expand your higher education and vocational pathways for professional development


Access to exclusive corporate discounts offered by participating companies to AVOB members


Initial Set-Up Fee


Annual Licensing Fee

The Australian Veteran Owned Business is a financial contributor to the Prince’s Charities Lead Your Own Business initiative. This program is for Australian Defence Force personnel transitioning from the force who are seeking to start, or have recently established, their own business. We are committed to promoting both the recognition of Australian Defence Force veteran owned and operated businesses, as well as supporting entrepreneurial defence personnel who are seeking to start and successfully operate a business enterprise.

The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country.
  - George S. Patton Jr.

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