NSW

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

Our Stories

Meet Krissie

When Krissie was a baby her grandfather purchased a ticket so her parents could take her to the Royal Easter Show in the hope it would be stimulating for her. Now, its 42 years later and Krissie has never missed a single year of the show. Read the full story.

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Meet Amanda

Amanda and her mum and dad, from Lemon Tree Passage, Port Stephens, have been taking to the highways and byways around and across Australia since July 2004, and they've no intention of stopping ­– their next trip is already planned. Just check the map – the seven different colours of pins represent the family's different journeys. Read the full story.

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Meet Barbara

The residents of the Sydney suburb of Newtown will be familiar with the striking figure of Barbara Walton. Brisk and athletic in her stride, she moves with purposeful style in her jet black sunglasses. Read the full story.

   

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Meet Mrs Gao and Mr Shi

Lian Ying Gao and her husband Chong Jun Shi live in Sydney’s Inner-West where they are close to their daughter and to the local Russian Orthodox Church they attend.t. Read the full story.

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Meet Joel and Ben

Most parents can look forward to a time when their kids are able to go out independently. That's not the case, however, for Joel, 19, and his 17-year-old brother Ben, both of whom live with autism and will always need constant supervision. Read the full story.

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Meet Nicholas

When speaking with carer Suzanne, it is obvious she has shared many wonderful experiences with her son Nicholas with a little help from NSW Companion Card. Read the full story.

 

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Meet Julia

Julia grew up in Cronulla and Caringbah south of Sydney, the daughter of a flight navigator who had played cricket when he lived in England. Keen to pass on his passion for the sport her father took eight year old Julia to the Ashes match in 1952 which gave Julia a life-long passion for the sport. Read the full story.

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Meet Stefanos

Stefanos loves the camera, and it loves him right back. With a wide, dazzling smile, he poses happily with Ned Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Barack Obama, the Queen ... for he and his mum Chrisa are at Madame Tussauds in Sydney's Darling Harbour, one of many NSW venues that accepts the Companion Card, allowing free entry to any carer who's with him. Read the full story.

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