The Companion Card has been developed to promote the existing right of fair ticketing to people with a disability.
The Companion Card is not a discount scheme, concession or benefit, nor is it a new responsibility. People with a disability, who are unable to attend community venues and activities without attendant care support, have a right to participate equally in the community.
This fundamental right is protected under the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act (1984), and the Australian Government’s Disability Discrimination Act (1992). These Acts make it unlawful to discriminate against a person who requires the assistance of a companion.
The Companion Card has been developed:
- to promote the existing right of people with a disability to fair ticketing;
- as a tool to assist industry to comply with existing legislation; and
- as a simple and consistent method of identifying people who legitimately require attendant care support to participate at venues and activities.
Find out more
For more information contact Carers WA or WA Companion Card (www.wa.companioncard.org.au/)
Carers WA: 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) 8.30am – 4.30pm