The Companion Card…what is it and how you can get one

01/07/2019 by MS Queensland

The Companion Card…what it is and how you can get one

The Companion Card is designed to help people who are living with a disability and have a lifelong need for ‘attendant care support’ to get out and about. It can help with the costs of participating in community activities and attending venues with the support of a companion.

Companion Card holders receive a second ‘companion’ ticket at no charge at participating venues and on public transport. The ‘companion’ ticket is also exempt from any booking fees.

The card is issued in the name of the person who has the disability and is valid for five years. A companion is defined as any person who accompanies a cardholder and provides attendant care support. This person can be a paid or unpaid assistant or carer, family member, friend or partner.

The Companion Card is not means tested and to be eligible for the car, you must:

  • be an Australian resident, living in Queensland
  • have a disability
  • because of the impact of the disability, be unable to participate at most community venues or activities without attendant care support
  • need, or be likely to need, lifelong attendant care support.

All you need to do to apply is complete an application form and provide some evidence of your disability.

You can read more about the companion card and how to apply at Queensland Government Companion Card.

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