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Vouchers for active kids

21 February 2018

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

Parents, guardians and carers of children who play sport outside of school can now apply for a $100 voucher to go towards their kid’s fitness activity.

Why is Active Kids important?

Australian children are less active than ever before. This is due to many factors including the increasing use of technology and less physical activities such as walking to school.

It’s important for kids to participate in regular physical activity for their healthy growth, development and well-being as well as lowering risk factors for chronic diseases.

The costs of getting kids active can be high. This is where the Active Kids voucher can help. Vouchers may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

Who can claim a voucher?

Kids are eligible if they are:

  • A NSW resident with a valid Australian Medicare Card
  • 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).

How you can apply?

Families can apply for and use the voucher throughout 2018, so kids can get active at any time! 

Apply for a voucher