Information in Other Formats
The handbook can be made available in various formats.
Information in Other Languages
This handbook can be made available in various languages. To obtain a copy in the language you require, please telephone the Companion Card NSW Information Line on Free Call 1800 893 044 or email
For further information regarding other disability services
People with Disability website
People with Disability provides:
information services, individual and group advocacy, systemic advocacy and education and training
Telephone: (02) 9370 3100
Toll Free: 1800 422 015
TTY: (02) 9318 2138
TTY Toll Free: 1800 422 016
Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care website
The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care funds programs and services that provide people with disability, opportunities to participate in community life.
Telephone: (02) 8270 2000
TTY: (02) 8270 2167
See 'Disability Services and Support
Organisations' in the Yellow Pages.
For further information regarding Disability Discrimination and Your Rights
Disability Discrimination is unlawful under state and federal laws. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you may be
able to get further information and advice from the following resources:
Legal Aid NSW provides a range of services to people who need advice, assistance and representation, and who qualify for legal aid.
Telephone 1300 888 529
NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre was set up in 1994 to help people with disability to use disability discrimination laws. Their role is to provide accurate and easy to comprehend advice to people with disability in NSW who want to make a complaint of disability discrimination.
Telephone: 1800 800 708 (NSW only)
TTY: (02) 9310 4320
Australian Human Rights Commission undertakes a wide range of activities to assist individuals and organisations to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.
Telephone: (02) 9284 9600
General enquiries and publications: 1300 369 711
TTY: 1800 620 241
The information supplied to the Companion Card NSW program will be recorded and stored in a database and used solely for the purposes of administering the Companion Card program and, where consent is given, for evaluation purposes. The information collected can be accessed via a Freedom of Information Request.
You will not be sent any material that is not directly related to the Companion Card program. The information will not be shared, used or disclosed to anyone who is not involved in the administration, implementation or evaluation of the program.
The information supplied will be handled in accordance with the privacy principles contained in the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
For more information about privacy, you can refer to: