NSW Companion Card
The Companion Card program is a not-for-profit program funded by the NSW Government.
A Companion Card is for people with significant and permanent disabilities that need a carer with them at all times to participate in community-based activities and venues. It aims to promote the rights of people with disability to fair ticketing and make community access and participation more affordable.
How does it work?
The card itself is the size of a credit card, with the name and a photo of the holder — who is the person with disability. When the holder buys a ticket for themselves at selected venues and facilities around NSW, their companion gets free entry.
Who is the Companion Card For?
To be eligible for a NSW Companion Card, the applicant must:
- be an Australian citizen or resident and live in NSW
- have a significant and permanent disability
- demonstrate that, due to the impact of their disability, they can't participate at most community venues or activities without attendant care support
- demonstrate that the use of aids and other technologies does not meet their attendant care support needs
- demonstrate that their need for this level of attendant care will be lifelong.
To check your eligibility, to apply for a card or for more information go to www.companioncard.nsw.gov.au/am-i-eligible.
As an affiliate to the program, it means that we allow a person's carer free entry into our facility.