Active Kids $100 Rebate

Commencing 31 January 2018, the NSW Government will allocate $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids.

Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

Who is eligible to claim the voucher?

Every child (4.5 – 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

Registrations for the 2018 Season in Northern NSW open February 1st.

After you obtain the Voucher Code from Service NSW, head to www.PlayFootball.com.au to register. At the invoice screen you will see the option to enter in your Active Kids Voucher Code. The system will automatically validate this code and you will receive your discount if you have entered a valid code.

ACTIVE KIDS PROGRAM GUIDELINES

 

What is Active Kids?

The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.

The initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.

Who is eligible to claim the voucher?

Every child (4.5 – 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years.

There will be no 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.

What can the voucher be used for?

Please note that vouchers cannot be split between multiple clubs or registrations, and therefore you may not be able to claim the full $100.

Active Kids vouchers can be redeemed at all Northern NSW football clubs. In 2018, Active Kids vouchers can only be redeemed for winter club football.

Football FIVE5, Summer 6s, Special Competitions and Tournaments, and MiniRoos Kick-Off programs will not be part of the Active Kids voucher program in 2018.

What can’t the voucher be used for?

Individual items (such as jerseys, socks, boots, etc.) that would usually be purchased from a retailer and paid for by the individual as part of participating in the activity separate to any membership or registration fees charged by the provider.

How do you 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.

When will the program be introduced?

From 31 January 2018 families will be able to claim their voucher/s.

What happens if my child lives outside NSW?

To be eligible for a voucher, each child must reside in NSW.

The club where the child registers must also be located and operating in NSW.

Some examples are:

  • My child lives in NSW and plays in a NSW club – the child is eligible to claim a voucher
  • My child lives in QLD and plays in a NSW club – the child is ineligible to claim a voucher
  • My child lives in NSW, goes to school in QLD – the child is eligible to claim a voucher
  • My child lives in NSW but plays in a local club located in QLD – the child is eligible to claim a voucher but cannot use the voucher at a club operating outside NSW.

Parents/carers/guardians of children in rural or remote areas of NSW and/or children with disabilities who may not otherwise meet the above criteria may discuss their registration with the Office of Sport.

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