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[NSW] Claim up to 2 $100 Rebate Vouchers (1 Per Child) for School Kids' Sport Activities via Service NSW

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

From 1 Jan 2020, 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.

[Creative Kids] (https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-creative-ki...) voucher

[Active Kids] (https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids...) Voucher

Thank you Ron-an

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Creative kids $100 vouchers also available for activities such as Dance, painting, drama etc

  • +2 votes

    Why doesn’t Qld do this too???

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      QLD does have a similar program, called "Get started vouchers" but at the moment it's only for health care card holders.

      There's talk of that changing in the future, but it remains to be seen if it actually will change. They're also talking about increasing the amount of funding each person can get.

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    im confused… it says: can apply for two $100 Active Kids vouchers per calendar year for each school-enrolled child.

    Meaning… you can apply for 2 vouchers per child…

    But then it says 2 $100 Rebate Vouchers (1 per child)

    Or does this mean…. 2 vouchers per family

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      Each school going child in a family could claim $100 voucher

    • +3 votes

      It's two ($100) vouchers per child going to school. You first must get one and later in the year get the second one. Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.

    • +2 votes

      Yes, you can apply 2 Active kids vouchers per calendar year per kid

      1st between 1st jan to 30 june and second between 1st july to 31st dec

      validity of first voucher is till 31st Dec and for second voucher is between 1st july till 31st dec.

      this also applies to creative kids voucher i believe

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        You can claim the first active kids voucher up to 31st Dec, not 30th Jun. Also, there is only one creative kids voucher per child per year.

  •  

    Thanks got two vouchers. I'll use one for Swimming lessons and the other not sure yet.

    Thanks NSW GOV

  • +4 votes

    See. It’s not pork barreling if everyone gets money :-)

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      Only if you have school aged kids though. I'm sure childless people will come here to complain in short order.

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    From previous posts, I remember there being similar schemes in other states - does anyone have info on the other states?

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    Suppose it begins to make up for cutting 1+ years off of the kids' lives by continually ignoring scientific consensus and funding unregulated polluters.

  • +1 vote

    It's a shame it doesn't start at 3 years, our bugalugs is overactive toddler we are going to put into a sports program tailored to his age but it doesn't come cheap

    • +1 vote

      I agree, though honestly they could start it even earlier than 3. There are all manner of things available for the younger ones, and as you say, they certainly aren’t cheap.

  • +4 votes

    Do you have to live in a marginal seat to be eligible for this?

  • +1 vote

    inb4 people come back complaining they get charged $40-$60 "rebate processing fee" when using it at the activities.

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      Oh really?. Thanks for the warning
      I used it for my daughter (small) dance school and they credited the full $100 we only paid the difference.
      Will have to pay attention this year she's going to a different dance studio see if they have a processing fee or not.

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        I remember reading on Whirpool or OzBargain about someone who wanted to get their kids into swimming school. Once they mention the rebate at the centre, suddenly they were charged $39 rebate processing fee.
        Not even sure if it is legal. Be careful!

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          Sounds like a scam. I have claimed both active and creative kids vouchers and have always got the $100 discount.

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      I'll throw the monitor in their face if they tell me that.

  • -1 vote

    You probably most clubs increase their fees by $100 or more when this rebate was introduced. Similar with 1st home buyer, solar panel rebate, etc, the providers are the winners. When the scheme gets discontinued, fees will stay up high.

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