The Banyans is proud to accept submissions from DVA Gold Card holders. As we are not a contracted provider, our team will assist guests in the application process to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).



All DVA Essentials Treatment Program submissions are subject to the approval of the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Approvals Board

Program Highlights
  • Access to a diverse and highly qualified medical team including an Addiction Medicine Specialist, General Practitioners, onsite Psychiatrist and onsite Registered Nurses
  • Multidisciplinary program incorporating psychological, emotional, nutritional and physical therapies
  • Advanced genetic testing to identify underlying biological contributors to alcohol dependence or addiction

One-on-one therapy

Private, one-on-one therapy sessions ensure that each person has the space and safety to process difficult experiences. Guests benefit from the undivided attention of therapists, enabling the vulnerability and safety to experience deep, long-term recovery and restoration.

A psychiatry appointment for drug addiction treatment

Extensive experience and qualifications in trauma-informed care

The Banyans team of treating professionals have extensive experience in treating veterans with care, respect and joy as they overcome PTSD, mental health and substance use disorder. With bespoke, private programs and a highly qualified and multidisciplinary team, The Banyans offer the highest level of personal therapeutic care.

A man attending The Banyans rehabilitation treatment program

Specialist trauma therapy

EAGALA certified Equine Therapy is an important inclusion of the bespoke programs at The Banyans, and is delivered by our lead psychiatrist Dr Anja Kriegeskotten. Dr Anja has a special therapeutic interest in trauma therapy, and has over twenty years of experience in assisting people with PTSD. Equine therapy has shown to be an extremely effective mode of therapy for veterans and those returning from service. Other trauma-informed approaches offered include brainspotting and EMDR.

Equine therapy session at The Banyans rehab in Sydney

DVA approval

The Intake team are able to assist you in the admission process to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). In conjunction with DVA, The Banyans is proud to support Gold Card holders.

Big house with green grass

About The Program



Initial session with Psychiatrist
3 follow-up sessions with Psychiatrist
16 sessions with Psychologist
4 sessions with Excercise Physiologist, then self-directed exercise
12 sessions with a Yoga Therapist
4 sessions with a Dietitian/Nutritionist
Daily register Nurse checks
4 sessions with GP (option for telehealth)
Facets of Wellbeing and/or SMART Recovery
4 weekend activity sessions

Upgrade for nutritional testing and spa available



Program Duration Options: 4 Weeks, or 6 Weeks

Program Cost: $1,500 per day

Please note: The Banyans Health & Wellness accommodate one DVA guest at any given time.


DVA Referral Application Form


The Banyans DVA Essentials Treatment Program provides one-on-one treatment with highly-qualified medical professionals and industry-leading health practitioners. The Banyans multidisciplinary team support DVA guests to gain the tools and skills to live a fuller life.

As The Banyans are not a contracted DVA provider, our team will assist guests in the application process to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).


DVA or your healthcare professional can complete this form to begin your application.

Following completion of this application form, The Banyans team will be in contact.



“I have previously undertaken group therapy, and hearing other people’s trauma triggered me. The one-on-one sessions at The Banyans is what helped me get so much out of my program here.”

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