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Promoting the rights of people with disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at events and venues

What's On - November - January 2018

Sydney Festival 

Sydney Festival
6th-28th January 2018
Companion Card is accepted at Sydney Festival. For more information, visit:   

https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2018 

Sydney festival's Access and Inclusion podcast can also be found here: 
https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2018/access-podcast

 So Frenchy So Chic

A PROVENCE PICNIC UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN SUN

Wine. Dine. Dance in the Sunshine!
SFSC is a summer festival of pleasures.
It’s a party, a picnic, a celebration of life and culture, the Frenchy way.
Lose yourself and find your joie de vivre. See you there, mes amis!

So Frenchy, So Chic
Bicentennial Park Glebe, 20th January 2018
For more informaion, visit: 
www.sofrenchysochic.com.au

The Crucible - Bard on the Beach

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The Crucible
Bondi Pavilion Theatre, 7th-11th November 2017
For more info, visit: 
https://www.bardonthebeach.net/the-crucible-at-bondi-pav

 

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney
Wet’n’Wild Sydney is open for a season of sunshine, good times and awesome slides! A guest with a disability who produces their Companion Card (companioncard.gov.au) is entitled to one (1) free of charge companion ticket so that their companion can provide attendant care and support during the visit. 
Visit: https://wetnwildsydney.com.au


Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House accepts Companion Card for free carer entry to all performances. Click below to see what’s on at this fabulous venue.
Visit: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/


Jamberoo 
Jamberoo Action Park is NSW's favourite water theme park and is a great family, social group, school excursion or birthday party locations. All rides and attractions are somewhat disabled-friendly. All rides and facilities also have ramp access throughout the park, and there are disabled amenities and parking on premises. Please enquire direct with Jamberoo Staff operating the ride for details. Jamberoo accepts the Companion Card for carer entry. 
Visit: https://www.jamberoo.net/

Pink – World Tour 2018
Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation, Australia’s favourite international pop icon, P!NK, has announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will hit Australia and New Zealand in July - September of 2018. For special needs bookings, contact the Ticketek Special Needs Booking line on: 1300 665 915. 
Visit: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Laneway Festival 2018
Laneway accepts Companion Card. If you have an approved carer card you will need to purchase a ticket and then email through the details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include details of the carer card and who the nominated carer will be. The carer's ticket will be available for collection onsite at guest services upon presentation of the carer card. 
Visit: http://lanewayfestival.com/


Winter 2017. . .

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Snow time in the Gardens is an affiliated event that will be a winter wonderland extravaganza. The event is being held in Hunter Valley Gardens (24 June - 16 July, 2017) and will feature activities such as ice tobogganing, ice-skating a snow time play zone and carnival rides.
Visit: http://www.huntervalleygardens.com.au

The Wagga Wagga Masters games being held in October (6 - 8) will be accepting Companion Cards and will have over 1400 participants across 20 sporting codes. Hosted in some of Wagga Wagga’s finest sporting facilities, participants will strive to obtain the highly sought after Wagga Wagga Masters Games Gold Medals.
Visit: http://www.waggamasters.com.au/

Companion Card Cardholders have been very excited about snapping up tickets to Ed Sheeran’s Sydney Concerts when he returns to Australia in 2018. The Ticketek special needs line went down temporarily due to the high volume of calls received as people anxiously tried to purchase tickets to his shows.
Ticketek: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Hammondville Day Out

Companion Card paid the residents of Hammondville Nursing Home a visit for a morning of farm animals, Devonshire tea and a children's choir on Friday September, 19.

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UPCOMING SEMINAR FOR HEALTH AND DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS

Mental Health and Disability: When You Tick More Than One Box.

This is a free seminar for health and disability professionals, carers, family and support workers.

Join us for a day, hear speakers cover a range of issues, details attached.

To RSVP, please call Companion Card during business hours on: 1800 893 044.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us during business hours on: 1800 893 044.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

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JAN'S STORY

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“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."

Companion Card Winner!

Congratulations go to Companion Card Cardholder Tony who recently won the Companion Card Strictly Ballroom Competition! His winning submission described his Sydney Opera House experience when he went to see the Opera LaTraviata.

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