Do you have a Companion Card, but aren't sure where you can use it? Then keep reading!

The Companion Card program lets you bring a buddy to thousands of venues across Australia without buying an extra ticket. This companion could be anyone from family or friends to a disability support worker. It's an awesome way to dive into new adventures and be part of your community.

If you don't have a Companion Card, check out our blog article on eligibility and how to apply for one.

Here are some of our favourite picks across Australia. If you have any other recommendations, tell us in the comments section!

Where can I use my Companion Card across Australia?

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No matter what city or state you live in, you can use your Companion Card at any of these venues!

Hoyts, Events, Palace and Indie Cinemas

Have a new movie on your bucket list? Whether it's a blockbuster or indie film, your Companion Card will allow you to bring a guest along for free. Now the only thing left to do is grab a bucket of popcorn and your favourite drink to enjoy a movie.

Check your state's directory before booking as not every cinema location may be included!

Fitness and leisure centres

Are you a weekly gym junkie? Many gyms such as Fitness First and local leisure centres accept the Companion Card. Take this opportunity to grab an accountability buddy and achieve your fitness goals together!

Bowling alleys

Practice your swings and get that strike at your next game! Venues like Strike Bowling and Zone Bowling accept Companion Cards and offer a free game to any accompanying carers. Some venues also offer a discount to people with disability. Check out your state's venue directory to find your nearest one!

Where can I use my Companion Card in Sydney?

Over 1000 business in NSW accept Companion Cards. Here are some of our favourites!

Raging Waters Sydney

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Previously called Wet 'n' Wild, Raging Waters is a family-friendly water park in Western Sydney. There are so many new slides to try, including the world's tallest SkyCoaster and a beach. This is the best place to be in the warmer months for a splash!

Any Raging Water guests with a Companion Card is entitled to a free companion ticket. They also offer accessibility rates to those with a Carer's card.

Taronga Zoo

Marvel at giraffes, tigers, elephants and more at Taronga! The zoo offers free entry to carers or essential companions of people with disability. Don't miss out on one of their Access Taronga Days, specifically designed for visitors with autism or sensory needs.

Putt Planet

Putt Planet doesn't just accept Companion Cards—they're also the only mini-golf course in Australia that is wheelchair accessible! Head over to Miranda, then putt your way through the bustling market places, homes and sewers of Old Mombasa.

Sydney Film Festival

Every June, Sydneysiders get to enjoy a mix of local, international, short and feature-length films at Sydney Film Festival. The festival proudly accepts Companion Cards to all sessions.

Where can I use my Companion Card in Brisbane?

The Queensland Government has a handy online directory to search for Companion Card affiliates. Here are a few ideas to get you started...

Brisbane Arts Theatre

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Lights, camera, action! Enter the world of live performance at the Brisbane Arts Theatre, featuring performances from Shakespeare to Disney musicals. There is also a bar to grab a drink and snack with your buddy! Each theatre has designated wheelchair accessible seats in the front row.

To book your next show, simply head to their ticket booth or give them a ring and purchase tickets via the phone with their helpful staff. Make sure to mention you have a Companion Card!

Enjoy a quiet day out at the GoMA Gallery and enjoy their collection of modern art. There are also guided tours for their different collections and live performances to enjoy. If you're an art fanatic, pencil in a day to visit!

As a Companion Card holder, you'll not only get a complimentary ticket for your guest, you'll also get access to a concession-priced ticket!

Brisbane Motor Museum

From American muscle cars to stylish German automobiles, the Brisbane Motor Museum has plenty of vehicles to satisfy any motor enthusiast. While most of the museum is free, your Companion Card will come in handy if you'd like to to visit the exhibit space!

Where can I use my Companion Card in Melbourne?

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Victorian Companion Card holders have plenty of affiliates to pick from, including swimming centres, film festivals and some of the biggest sport events of the year.

Ace Karts Go-Karting

Get your helmets on because things are about to speed up! Ace Karts is the perfect weekend hangout. If you're the competitive type, you can book races against your friends and family or other fellow go-karters. Any Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary drive.

Events at the MCG

Good news, sports fans—the MCG is one of many sports venues that accept Companion Cards. From Boxing Day tests to AFL rivalries, there's plenty of opportunities to cheer on your team with a buddy by your side!

Luna Park

Want to hitch a ride on the Big Dipper or take to the skies in a Moon Balloon? Lucky for you, both Sydney and Melbourne's famous Luna Parks welcome guests with disability. Those with a valid Companion Card can get a free rides pass for their carer.

Need a companion? Bring a Like Family support worker with you!

Found your next adventure or chill day out? Like Family's support workers are the perfect buddies for using your Companion Card at your next activity. We focus on social and community support, so you are guaranteed to have some fun!

Get in touch with our helpful Customer Care team today via or call 1800 545 332 and get ready to head out!