NT Companion Card

If you have a disability and need a lifelong attendant care support to access the community, you may be eligible for a Companion Card.

The card allows your chosen companion or carer to go with you to participating entertainment, recreation venues and activities without paying for a ticket for your carer.

Your carer who is assisting you could be any of the following:

  • paid or unpaid assistant or carer
  • friend
  • family member
  • partner.

The card is given to you, so the person you take with you to an event does not have to be the same person each time.

Example card

Example of the front of a companion cardExample of the back of a companion card

Eligibility

A card is not automatically issued to you if you have a disability. You will be assessed for your eligibility.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a permanent Australian resident, living in the Northern Territory
  • demonstrate that you have a significant permanent disability
  • demonstrate that you are unable to participate at community venues or activities without attendant care support
  • demonstrate that you need lifelong attendant care support.

Support from your companion

You may be eligible for the card if you need significant help with any of the following, but not limited to:

  • mobility
  • communication
  • decision-making.

If your condition is episodic

You may be eligible if your condition is episodic. For example, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or schizophrenia.

You will need to provide information in your application or supporting evidence about the frequency and why you need attendant care support to access the community.

How to apply

To find out how to apply and where you can use your card, go to the NT Companion Card website.


Last updated: 01 December 2021

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