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’.