“I received my Companion Card in early March this year and I have used it many times since. In the past my community access was restricted due to the fact I had to pay not only my way, but my carers’ way also, which made it very expensive. Since receiving the Companion Card I have used it on Public Transport including ferries and the RiverCat service; I have also been to the movies several times and to date I haven’t blown my budget. I am looking forward to visiting Taronga Park Zoo, the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour and various sporting events. Other venues such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show and other live entertainment events held throughout the year are also on my to do list.”
“The Companion Card is a wonderful initiative which has made community access more affordable for people with disability like myself and their companions (carers). I know many people who are house bound due to financial limitations, the Companion Card program should now open many doors for people with disability who were previously unable to access social activities in the community."