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Companion Card

Gunnedah Shire Council, is a registered affiliate with the NSW Companion Card and accepts the Companion Card at the Memorial Swimming Pool and The Civic cinema. As a participating affiliate, Council will issue Companion Cardholders with a second ticket for their companion, at no charge.

The Companion Card was developed to remove the financial barrier for people with disability who have a significant, lifelong need for high level of care to participate in community based activities. The card issued contains a photograph of the cardholder which can be presented when booking or purchasing a ticket at Council events and venues, provided the cardholder requires attendant care support in order to participate at that particular activity.

There is no National Card however under the scheme, a cardholder may use their card in any State or Territory when on holidays or travelling. If a cardholder permanently moves to reside in another state or territory then they will need to apply for a new Companion Card from the State/Territory in which they now reside.

Additional affiliates within the Shire include:

  • Gunnedah Greyhounds
  • Gunnedah Rural Museum

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed its 2017-2021 Disability Inclusion Action Plan, articulating a clear set of priority actions aimed at enhancing access and participation for...

Access Working Group

The Gunnedah Shire Access Working Group meets bi-monthly and is comprised of a range of internal and community stakeholders. The Working Group is chaired by Councillor Ann Luk...

Access and Inclusion

Gunnedah Shire Council is working hard to make our region more accessible for everyone, regardless of age, cultural background or ability. We recognise that improving accessib...

Companion Card

Gunnedah Shire Council, is a registered affiliate with the NSW Companion Card and accepts the Companion Card at the Memorial Swimming Pool and The Civic cinema. As a participa...

National Relay Service

Are you deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment but need to talk to a Council staff member? Council’s Customer Service staff are trained to accept calls from custome...

National Public Toilet Map

As part of the National Continence Program, the National Public Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibi...

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

In conjunction with the NSW Department of Family & Community Services, Spinal Cords Australia is updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the National Public Toilet Map....

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Council is committed to making our website as accessible as possible to all our visitors, including those using our site with: mobile devices assistive technologies such as sc...

Tips for Accessible Complaint Handling

In NSW, there are more than 1.3 million people living with disability. The proportion of people with disability is on the rise as the population ages – with close to 40%...

Community Services

Companion Card

Gunnedah Shire Council, is a registered affiliate with the NSW Companion Card and accepts the Companion Card at the Memorial Swimming Pool and The Civic cinema. As a participating affiliate, Council will issue Companion Cardholders with a second ticket for their companion, at no charge.

The Companion Card was developed to remove the financial barrier for people with disability who have a significant, lifelong need for high level of care to participate in community based activities. The card issued contains a photograph of the cardholder which can be presented when booking or purchasing a ticket at Council events and venues, provided the cardholder requires attendant care support in order to participate at that particular activity.

There is no National Card however under the scheme, a cardholder may use their card in any State or Territory when on holidays or travelling. If a cardholder permanently moves to reside in another state or territory then they will need to apply for a new Companion Card from the State/Territory in which they now reside.

Additional affiliates within the Shire include:

  • Gunnedah Greyhounds
  • Gunnedah Rural Museum

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed its 2017-2021 Disability Inclusion Action Plan, articulating a clear set of priority actions aimed at enhancing access and participation for...

Access Working Group

The Gunnedah Shire Access Working Group meets bi-monthly and is comprised of a range of internal and community stakeholders. The Working Group is chaired by Councillor Ann Luk...

Access and Inclusion

Gunnedah Shire Council is working hard to make our region more accessible for everyone, regardless of age, cultural background or ability. We recognise that improving accessib...

Companion Card

Gunnedah Shire Council, is a registered affiliate with the NSW Companion Card and accepts the Companion Card at the Memorial Swimming Pool and The Civic cinema. As a participa...

National Relay Service

Are you deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment but need to talk to a Council staff member? Council’s Customer Service staff are trained to accept calls from custome...

National Public Toilet Map

As part of the National Continence Program, the National Public Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibi...

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

In conjunction with the NSW Department of Family & Community Services, Spinal Cords Australia is updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the National Public Toilet Map....

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Council is committed to making our website as accessible as possible to all our visitors, including those using our site with: mobile devices assistive technologies such as sc...

Tips for Accessible Complaint Handling

In NSW, there are more than 1.3 million people living with disability. The proportion of people with disability is on the rise as the population ages – with close to 40%...