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

Meet Nicholas

Above: NSW cardholder Nicholas meeting Black Sabbath, April 2016. Nicholas and his carer used Companion Card to access complimentary carer ticketing

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.

Nicholas has two passions: Heavy Metal and NRL; and with Mum Suzanne, the two of them have attended concerts by some of the biggest and best Metal acts in the world including Black Sabbath (above photo ), Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. He has even met many of his Metal heroes and had photo opportunities with them.

‘As a pensioner and carer, I wouldn’t normally be able to afford two tickets to these concerts’, said Suzanne. ‘I wouldn’t be able to afford them all without the Companion Card; many, many thanks.’

They have been to concerts at many of the larger Sydney venues such as Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Entertainment Centre, ANZ Stadium, the Hordern Pavilion, The Metro Theatre, UNSW Roundhouse and the big top at Luna Park.

Suzanne and Nicholas have also been to Cronulla Sharks NRL games and both are members of South Sydney NRL club and are regular volunteers at Souths Juniors.

‘Companion Card gives us both a lot of enjoyment; we would never normally go to NRL games and concerts.’

Sue adds, ‘We have also attended the NRL Grand Final at ANZ for the last five years or so.’

Nicholas also loves going to the movies with his carer during the week and has used Companion Card interstate when travelling on public transport.

‘Companion Card has opened up options and we have a lot of fun and usually get great seats at concerts.’

They have also attended Soundwave festival, the Royal Easter Show and witnessed the Socceroos play against Holland.

Companion Card ticketing is easy with Ticketek and Ticketmaster providing dedicated special needs booking lines for carer ticketing to NSW venues.

If you would like to apply for a NSW Companion Card, please call us during office hours on: 1800 893 044. The Ticketek Special Needs Booking Line: 1300 665 915.

The Ticketmaster Special Needs Booking Line: 1300 446 925.