This year, the NSW Government* is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program. Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher which can be applied towards the cost of sports fees valued up to $100 per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.
Register for your voucher today and save on membership costs for the 2018-2019 swimming season: hang on to the alpha-numeric voucher code you receive and let your club know you'd like to use a voucher before you pay this year.
Swimming NSW has registered all affiliated clubs in NSW with the Office of Sport. Club representatives should have received an email from Service NSW on 22 January 2018 with information to activate your account. Providers must be approved and registered with the Office of Sport before accepting vouchers. Contact us ASAP if you have not received this email.
The clock is ticking on 2018 vouchers - all need to be used by 31 December before they become invalid. Members can apply for new vouchers on 1 January, 2019.
*Please note this program is not available for ACT clubs or residents.
Active Kids FAQs
- What is the Active Kids Voucher Program?
- Who is eligible for a voucher?
- How can I get a voucher?
- How does a club register to participate in the Active Kids Program?
- How do clubs verify vouchers?
- How does our Club receive the money from the voucher?
- What if my club’s registration fees are below $100?
- Can vouchers be redeemed retrospectively?
- Who can I go to for help?
From 31 January 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend and structured fitness or physical activity, that runs for a duration of eight weeks or more.
The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of memberships or fees with an approved provider registered with the Active Kids Voucher program, each calendar year.
Every child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Voucher.
From January 31, 2018, a parent or guardian can apply online at the Service NSW Website.
Once the required information is completed, an alpha-numeric voucher code will be provided that can then be used to offset the cost of physical activity participation. The voucher can only be redeemed for one sport per calendar year Vouchers are valid for redemption during the current calendar year and will expire at the end of the calendar year. Vouchers cannot be used retrospectively. Ensure you contact your club prior to payment if you wish to use a voucher.
Swimming NSW has registered all affiliated clubs in NSW with the Office of Sport. Club representatives should receive an email from Service NSW on 22 January 2018 with information to activate your account. Providers must be approved and registered with the Office of Sport before accepting vouchers. If your club's representatives didn't receive this email, please contact email@example.com.
Clubs will be able to log into Service NSW and redeem participants vouchers.
From 1 March 2018, reimbursement to providers should occur within seven days of the redemption of vouchers, through the provider’s Active Kids - Service NSW account. Service NSW will deposit the money from the vouchers periodically into the club's nominated bank account. If the club's bank account is already in ClubLANE, the bank details will be automatically loaded in the Service NSW system.
Please note that providers will be reimbursed the actual value of the activity up to $100 and do not automatically receive $100 for each voucher. Providers cannot raise their fees above a reasonable level (i.e. pricing of participation shall not be increased directly as a result of the registration of a provider in Active Kids).
No retrospective reimbursement of fees will be paid. If membership fees have already been paid for the 2017-18 season, the voucher may be used for the 2018-19 season membership fees (normally paid in Sept/Oct 2018).