ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL, 5-15 OCTOBER 2017
SA Companion Card affiliate. We recognise the Companion Card at all events, capacity allowing.
Adelaide Film Festival is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. The event has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest and most innovative in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as a platform for exciting new talent in the Australian industry. Originally presented biennially in March, since 2013 the Adelaide Film Festival has been presented in October.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival, 9 – 24 June 2017
Companion Card accepted for carer ticketing.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June.
Having just completed its sixteenth year and the biggest festival of its kind, Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival has become a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar.
The Festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.
Adelaide Fringe 17 February – 19 March, 2017
Companion Card holders are entitled to concession priced tickets and a complimentary ticket for their companion. Adelaide Fringe is delighted that Companion Card tickets are available for all events in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.
FringeTIX staff are trained to provide assistance with access enquiries and bookings. For all wheelchair, accessibility and Companion Card bookings, or for assistance with accessibility information at venues, please phone our Accessibility Booking Line on 08 8100 2089 - live from December 9, or visit a FringeTIX Box Office.
Visit the website at: https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au
SA Companion Card reached a major milestone recently with our eight thousandth application.
Since 2009 Companion Card has been enhancing the lives of people needing a carer to access the community with fair ticketing to venues and services.
Companion Card is free and is not means tested; the card is readily accepted by over 500 venues and services in South Australia and it is also recognized by interstate organisations.
To apply for a card, please download an application form at:
A recent Customer Satisfaction Survey of people who have been cardholders for 5 years told us about their card usage. They mostly used their card at arts and entertainment events, closely followed by leisure, and finally sporting, many attending all three.
‘the card has given me the opportunity to partake of activities without the card I wouldn't be able to experience’
Respondents found the card very useful in helping with costs of attending events, being able to attend many more activities and thus enriching their lives.
‘experience activities I wouldn't be able to because of the cost’
‘ I can go out more as I don't need to pay the admission prices for staff’
‘very affordable to take K...., out on outings which let us go out as a family more often as it's affordable. We are very grateful’
‘now able to have a more socially active life without having to pay for a companion. Once I would have stayed at home, but now that I don't have the cost of two people I can enjoy and be involved in a much more mainstream lifestyle. That's what social inclusion is all about’
‘thank you so much for the Companion Card which my sister was able to use in her former supported accommodation. Since her transfer to an Aged Care Nursing home, the family are just getting used to the Card again. It is a wonderful service to a South Australian with a disability. Thankyou’.
The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival headline what is now known as ‘Mad March’, a month long feast of frivolity and fun. Each year during March a number of events take place in Adelaide and there is something for everyone. In addition to the festivals, which showcase a range of local and international music, theatre, dance and comedy acts, there are events such as WOMADelaide, Writers Week and the Clipsal 500.
The Companion Card program has been operating in South Australia since it was launched on the International Day for Disability, 3 December, 2007. We have now reached 5,500 cardholders, a great number for the program.