Western Australia

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

Additional Resources

Language

If you require the Companion Card application form in an alternative format please call the Companion Card Program on 1800 617 337.

Access and Inclusion Services provided by NDS WA:

ACROD Parking Program

The Australian Disability Parking Permit – Access to ACROD Parking Bays

Website: www.app.org.au

Telephone: 08 9242 5544

Email: app@app.org.au

Community Living and Participation Grants (CLPG)

CLPG provide up to $10,000 for customised solutions that support people with disability to participate in family and community life.

Website www.clpg.org.au

Telephone: 08 9208 9830

Email: grants@nds.org.au

Disability Services Commission

The Disability Services Commission promotes community access through education, information, publications and support from the Access and Inclusion Branch.

Website: http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/

Telephone: 08 9426 9384

Country Callers: 1800 998 214

Email: access@dsc.wa.gov.au

Advocacy 

For further information regarding other disability services.

People with Disability WA 

People with Disability WA provides information services, individual and group advocacy, systemic advocacy and education and training.

Website: http://pwdwa.org/

Telephone: 08 9485 8900

Country Callers 1800 193 331

Email: info@pwdwa.org

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) 

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is the peak advocacy organisation for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in WA. EDAC provides individual and systemic advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions. EDAC can advocate in areas such as the justice system, health-care, education, child-care, employment, housing, transport and others.

Website: http://www.edac.org.au/

Telephone: 08 9388 7455 or 1800 659 921 

Email: admin@edac.org.au

Rights & Legal

If you have a complaint about the recognition of your Companion Card or issues regarding access or unfair treatment at venues or activities, you should seek to resolve this with the manager of the organisation/venue in the first instance. If this is not resolved to your satisfaction you can call the WA Companion Card program on 1800 617 337.

Alternatively, you may like to obtain further information about your rights through the Equal Opportunity Commission - Western Australia or Australian Human Rights Commission.

Equal Opportunity Commission - Western Australia

Equal Opportunity Commission - Western Australia undertakes a wide range of activities to assist individuals and organisations to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.

Website: www.equalopportunity.wa.gov.au

Telephone: 08 9216 3900

If you are deaf, have a hearing impairment or have complex communication needs please call TTY: 08 9216 3936

Country Callers: 1800 198 149

Email: eoc@equalopportunity.wa.gov.au

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Commonwealth)

Australian Human Rights Commission undertakes a wide range of activities to assist individuals and organisations to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.

Website: www.humanrights.gov.au

Complaints Infoline: 1300 656 419

If you are deaf, have a hearing impairment or have complex communication needs please call TTY: 1800 620 241

Email: complaintsinfo@humanrights.gov.au