[NSW] Claim a $100~$200 Rebate Voucher for School Kids' Sport Activities via Service NSW


The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program.

From 1 July 2019, parents, guardians and carers can apply for two $100 Active Kids vouchers per calendar year for each school-enrolled child.

The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

Eligibility Criteria

  • a NSW resident
  • aged between 4.5 and 18 years
  • enrolled in school (from Kindergarten to Year 12, including those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW)
  • a current Medicare card holder.
  • You can apply for a voucher for each eligible student.

You can use the voucher for registration or membership costs with approved Active Kids providers.

Voucher Usage

A voucher can only be used:

  • once (if the fees for your chosen activity are less than $100, the remaining balance is forfeited and can't be used)
    during the calendar year it's issued
  • for the person named on the voucher
  • for registration or membership fees with an approved Active Kids provider.

A voucher can't be:

  • split between more than one provider or registration (which means if you don't use the full $100 any remaining amount will not be used)
  • used for individual items (like jerseys, socks or boots)
  • used for the same activity within the same term as another Active Kids voucher
  • redeemed for cash.

Refer to last year's program for more discussion

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    Excellent initiative, hopefully we get something like this south of the border. I run a cricket club, and this would definitely provide an incentive for kids to sign up.

  • +6 votes

    anyone else notice an material increase in sports / kids activities fees since this rebate become available a couple of years ago?


    Thanks for the reminder about this, OP!


    great initiative… has been there since beginning of year. I got mine in Jan 19 and used up too .. unless they stopped in between and restarted it again..


      Looks like they've changed it so you can now use two in the same year.
      "Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December."


    Anyone aware of similar programs in other states, like WA?

    • +1 vote

      KidSport in WA is for parents with health care or pension card i believe. Think its $100 or $150

    • +1 vote

      The Sports Vouchers program in SA is a $100 rebate for primary school kids doing sport or dance.

  • -3 votes

    instead of providing an incentive for kids to exercise, why dont we let parents do it. Instead use this money for pensioners/ health care etc where we really need it, not some sort of election campaign.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for the reminder OP. There's also a $100 creative kids voucher for music/arts for those who don't know.

  • -2 votes

    I'm yet to cross the path of paternity, is there any way I can still avail myself of this offer?


    Just a coincidence that the sports centres now have a $80 "government scheme processing fee".
    And a price increase "to match the market and take inflation into account".


    Can I backdate the claim??? 2018


    "can't be used for the same activity within the same term as another Active Kids voucher"

    So can you use the 2nd voucher towards the same activity in a different term?

  • +1 vote

    Hint for parents with kids not yet started school… the terminology is "enrolled". I used it last year for my son who was enrolled and started in 2019. Worked a charm