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Jan 11, 2024

What is a Companion Card in Queensland?


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.

Where you can use your Companion Card

Applying for a Companion Card

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