New South Wales “Active Kids Rebate” Government offering $100 per student per year

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What is the Active Kids rebate?

Every student aged from 4 1/2 to 18 years old enrolled in a school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.

Commencing 31 January 2018- The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. It will not be means tested and it includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

One voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years, and there won’t be any limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school.

How long are vouchers valid?

Vouchers provided are valid for redemption during the current calendar year activity program (Year 1 will commence from 31 January and expire on 31 December 2018). Vouchers shall expire at the end of the calendar year. 2019 vouchers and beyond will commence from 1 January each year and expire on 31 December.

Vouchers are available for redemption once only for the nominated registered season or term of activity, so they can’t be split over multiple sports.

What can the voucher be used for?

The voucher can be used for registration or membership fees for structured activities of no less than eight weeks’ duration that provide a moderate to vigorous level of physical activity, for example:

  • ​sporting pursuits
  • swimming lessons
  • structured fitness program
  • outdoor education programs
  • approved active recreation (dance etc)
  • equipment ordinarily provided by the provider on registration for competition.

For Students > Get your voucher

From the 31st Jan 2018, a parent or guardian can redeem the voucher here

For Providers > Register Yourself

From 31st Jan 2018, Providers can register so they can accept the vouchers here

How can students download a voucher?

From 31 January 2018, parents/guardians/carers with legal responsibility of an eligible child resident in NSW will be able to download a voucher from an online platform. The platform will be run by Service NSW and can be accessed through this website.

Phone: Active Kids enquiry line 13 77 88

As a sports provider how can I register myself?

Active Kids commences in early 2018. Provider registration opens after the program launch date.

To register as a provider in the Active Kids program you must deliver a structured sport or activity program of at least eight weeks duration and be a:

  • ​sporting club/association affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Organisation located in NSW, or
  • for-profit or not-for-profit activity provider located in NSW.

All providers must hold a current ABN, ACN or Certificate of Incorporation and must not have any outstanding actions or enforcement orders recorded by the Office of Fair Trading.

All providers must be approved by, and registered as an Active Kids provider prior to accepting vouchers.

Providers must hold appropriate skills, experience, or qualifications for low-risk activities and appropriate accreditation for high-risk activities, specifically swimming and fitness activities. Providers also need to hold Working with Children Check clearances for staff or volunteers, as required.

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