Information for Affiliates
What is an Affiliate?
By recognising the Companion Card and becoming an ‘Affiliate’, participating organisations agree to issue a second ‘companion’ ticket at no charge to cardholders who require attendant care support to participate at venues, activities and events run by them. Affiliates agree to accept a Companion Card issued in any Australian State or Territory.
Any costs associated with providing a companion ticket are the responsibility of the affiliate.
Companion Card is a simple, consistent and reliable method of identifying people who require attendant care in order to participate in events, venues and activities. By becoming an affiliate and therefore agreeing to accept the Companion Card, your organisation can benefit by:
- Enhancing your public image by demonstrating your commitment to improving social inclusion for people with disability
- Tapping into a new source of business by increasing your customer base and encouraging repeat business
- Providing your staff with an initiative that can improve moral and organisational pride
A 2006 survey on Victorian Companion Card users revealed that since having the card, cardholders had more than doubled the number of times they go out.
Who Should Affiliate?
Any business, organisation, venue, event or activity that charges an admission or participation fee should consider becoming an affiliate.