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What is a Companion Card?

If you have a permanent disability and require support to access the community, a Companion Card can help you with the costs of getting out and about with the support of a companion.

Receive a second ticket free of charge on public transport in South East Queensland, and at a range of participating venues and activities for the person who provides you with support. Your companion can be a carer, support worker, family member, volunteer or friend who supports you with mobility, communication, self-care or learning where you are unable to complete these tasks independently.

Companion cards are valid for five years and are issued to the person with a disability, not the companion or organisation who provides attendant care support. There is no age restriction for a Companion Card.

The NDIS is a separate scheme to the Companion Card program, therefore separate processes apply. To receive a companion card, you will need to complete an application in order to have your eligibility assessed. 

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Companion Card you must:

  • Be a lawful 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.
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Where you can use your Companion Card:

In Queensland, Companion Cards are accepted at a range of venues and activities, including sporting events, theatres and shows, tourist attractions, and more. Find out where you can use your Companion Card here.

Applying for a Companion Card:

To apply for a companion card, complete the application form here and attach two identical passport photos. Before you submit your application, you will need to have your details verified by a service provider or healthcare professional.

Montrose Social Workers, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists can support your application and help you complete the Companion Card application process. Ask us how at your next appointment or find out more about the application process here.


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Can We Help?

Talk to one of our friendly support staff on:

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