Public transport companion cards
People with permanent and severe disabilities can apply for a card that enables a carer to accompany them when they use public transport. There are two different types of companion card - one only covers free travel on public transport for a companion, while the other also provides free companion access to selected venues and events.
When a cardholder buys a ticket for themselves at selected venues and facilities around South Australia, it permits their companion free entry to the same event. This includes travel on public transport in metropolitan Adelaide.
Check your eligibility and apply - South Australian Companion Card website
Plus One FREE COMPANION
The Plus One FREE COMPANION card assists people who have severe and permanent impairments which limit their ability to use public transport independently. It allows them to be accompanied by a carer who travels free of charge on all Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services.
Who can apply
Permanent residents of South Australia who have severe and permanent disabilities which limit their capacity to use public transport independently, can apply for transport assistance.
Before you apply
You may need help from a general practitioner, medical specialist or mobility instructor to complete the application.
You will need one passport-sized colour photograph (head and shoulders), which must be certified by a responsible person who:
- is 18 years of age
- has known the applicant for at least 12 months
- is not related to the applicant by birth or marriage
- is not in a de facto relationship with the applicant (this includes a same sex relationship)
- does not live at the applicant's address.
How to apply
1. Application form
Download and complete the application form.
Return the completed application form, photograph and any supporting documents to:
SATSS Data Processing Services
GPO Box 2830
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone - 1300 360 840
You will be notified by mail whether your application is successful or not.
Successful applicants will receive information explaining how to use the card and a photo-identiﬁcation card that must be carried when using public transport.