Companion Card NSW
The Companion Card program helps people with significant and permanent disability to participate more actively in community activities and events happening in NSW national parks, without paying extra costs for their carer.
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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is a Companion Card affiliate. You can use your Companion Card to receive concessions on fees that NPWS applies on a per person basis. This includes:
- landing fees
- camping and accommodation
- tours and events
- NPWS museum and attraction fees.
Changes to Companion Card holder park entry
From 20 April 2021, NSW National Parks is changing the way that free vehicle entry fees work for companion, concession and exemption cardholder access.
The changes will see eligibility for free entry transition from being linked to a person to instead be linked to a single registered vehicle.
While Companion Cards will no longer provide free vehicle entry to NSW national parks, a free NPWS Concession Pass remains available for all Australian pensioners and eligible veterans.
If you hold a Companion Card, but aren't eligible for a NPWS Concession Pass, you'll need to pay the park entry fee, or you can buy an annual pass online and link it to your vehicle.
These changes apply only to motor vehicle entry fees to the 45 fee-collecting national parks and reserves in NSW.
Learn more about the changes to concession park entry in NSW national parks.
Companion Cards are issued by your State or Territory Companion Card program.
Australian Disability Parking Permits and NSW Mobility Parking Scheme permits are not valid for park entry fee discounts, concessions or exemptions in NSW national parks.
If you have an Australian Pensioner Card or Veterans Card, see if you're eligible to apply for an NPWS Concession Pass.