$100 Rebate for School Kids Sport Activities (NSW Only) - from 2018
From 31 January 2018, parents and carers of school-aged children enrolled in an approved sport or fitness activity can receive a $100 voucher to cover registration and participation costs for that calendar year.
The program supports the delivery of the Premier’s Priority to reduce childhood overweight and obesity by increasing participation in sport and changing physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.
More information can be found on the deal link, but worthwhile putting a reminder on this deal for future reference.
Basically from 21 Jan 2018, register your school aged kids on www.service.nsw.gov.au and you will be given a $100 voucher you can use to pay for kids sport activities. the activities have various criteria like have to be for more than 8 weeks long, not be organized through school, can't be used to pay for sports clothing/equipment, etc. You can use it on things like:
- sporting pursuits
- swimming lessons
- structured fitness program
- outdoor education programs
- approved active recreation (dance etc)
You can claim 1 voucher per child each year for 4 years. Is available for school aged kids aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 who live in NSW (includes kids who are home schooled).
The catch (if there is one), is you can only use the voucher once and can't split it across different activities. Eg, if you use it to pay for an $80 sports fee, then the $20 balance of the $100 cannot be used anywhere else - it is gone.
Not a bad deal for those with kids.